The University of Maryland men's soccer team is discovering how tough life can be at the top.
For the second straight Wednesday since climbing to the top three spots of the national rankings, the Terps were upset last night.
Geoff Honeysett scored twice in the second half to spark unbeaten and 20th-ranked James Madison past the No. 2 Terps, 2-1, before 1,627 at Ludwig Field.
Honeysett's two goals came after Maryland (6-2-1) completely dominated the first 45 minutes, but came away with only a 1-0 advantage at intermission.
Honeysett took a right-side cross from Mike Brizendine 12 yards from the center of the goal, faked left, stepped right and fired a hard roller into the left corner under the outstretched right arm of Maryland goalkeeper Russell Payne with 8:04 left to lift James Madison (10-0).
"It took us a while to get into the game," said Honeysett, who has four game-winning goals. "I think we were blown away by the [magnitude] of the game. It's the most pressure we felt all year."
The game's momentum reversed on a non-call by referee Tarek Kahn in the second half. With the Terps ahead 1-0, Pierre Venditti appeared to have a clear line at the JMU goal when Dukes sweeper Danny Ensley tackled the freshman striker 2 yards inside the penalty area.
Venditti went sprawling and was helped off the field as the Maryland bench and fans screamed for a foul and penalty kick. Neither was awarded.
Less than a minute later, Honeysett tied the game.
"Maybe we lost our concentration," said senior midfielder Todd Herskovitz, who had the Terps' only goal. "We can't fault the officiating. We had plenty of opportunities to score, but we didn't finish."
* George Mason 2, Loyola 1: John Ferrandino and Vincent Marcotrigiano each scored as George Mason (7-1-1) dealt Loyola (5-4) its second straight loss in a nonconference game.
Marcotrigiano drilled a 20-yard shot inside the right post to open the scoring 6:40 into the game. Marcotrigiano assisted the second goal as he stole a pass and gave it to Ferrandino, who beat Loyola's goalkeeper Joe Schafer at 58:35.
Mike Burke scored Loyola's only goal 58 seconds later.
* St. Francis (Pa.) 1, Mount St. Mary's 1: Troy Mohney's goal in the 60th minute allowed St. Francis (2-7-1, 0-1-1) to forge a tie with Mount St. Mary's (4-3-1, 2-0-1) in a Northeast Conference game. Mark Southern scored for the Mount.
* Virginia 4, Maryland 0: Liz Kelley scored two goals, leading
host Virginia (8-0-2) over No. 6 and visiting Maryland (8-1-0) in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.
* UMBC 4, Virginia Commonwealth 2: Laura Dvorak scored three goals, rallying UMBC (4-2) from an early 2-0 deficit.
* Villa Julie 10, Trinity 1: Lindsay Dean scored a school-record five goals and Jen Monaldi (Catholic) added three goals and an assist, leading Villa Julie (3-4) past host Trinity (0-5).
Catonsville CC 5, Christendome (Va.) 0: Denise King (Old Mill) scored three goals to lead Catonsville (7-0).