COLLEGE PARK - No. 13 Duke scored a pair of goals just seven minutes apart in the second half and held off a furious offensive rally by No. 1 Maryland for a 2-1 win last night before 4,165 at Ludwig Field.
It was the second loss for the Terps since taking over the top spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association poll last week. They lost in double overtime to William and Mary on Wednesday, 1-0.
The Terps (5-2-1, 0-1-1 ACC) held a commanding 24-8 lead in shots, but were unable to convert several scoring chances.
Duke (9-0-0, 2-0-0) got on the scoreboard just six minutes into the second half when Michael Videira sent a ball into the box without a Duke player making a run. However, the Terps failed to clear the ball and it rolled into the net for the score at 50:43.
The Blue Devils' Danny Kramer scored seven minutes later to make it 2-0.
Maryland's Abe Thompson buried a penalty kick in the right-hand corner of the net to cut the Duke lead to 2-1 with just less than 15 minutes remaining.