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Maryland wins its fourth men's soccer national championship by beating Akron, 1-0, on second-half penalty kick

Maryland wins its fourth men's soccer national championship by beating Akron, 1-0, on second-half penalty kick

Senior captain Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron, 1-0, on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA men’s soccer title.

“It's a moment that I've thought of since I came to Maryland. I knew that if the moment came I wanted to be the guy to step up and take it,” Sejdic said. “Scoring a goal in a meaningful match like that and celebrating with all the players is something that I'll remember forever.”

Akron's Colin Biros kicked Johaness Bergmann in the face pursuing the ball inside the 18-yard box, resulting in the penalty shot. Sejdic converted the opportunity with a well-struck shot to the right of Ben Lundt after the goalkeeper...

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