Clemson comes up inches short, Maryland keeps rolling

A Randy Albright header that struck the crossbar in the final twenty seconds of play Friday night was the difference between the end of Clemson's dream run to the final four and keeping their national title hopes alive for another 20 minutes of extra time. In a game that saw New Mexico's backline dominate, Clemson still found a way to get a goal from Dane Richards in a penalty area scrap just before halftime but their last ditch efforts weren't enough to get the 2nd goal they needed to push New Mexico into overtime. The Lobos advance to the final on the back of their 2-1 win. In the day's first game, what started as a tight affair between Maryland and SMU was blown wide open in the first two minutes of the second half when Hermann tropy finalist Jason Garey ripped apart the Mustangs defense with two goals in a span of 15 seconds. From there, Maryland cruised their way to a 4-1 win and into the title match where they will face New Mexico at SAS Soccer Park on Sunday at 2pm. Tickets still remain and are $15. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.