April 11, 2000
College Park, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (9-1) is coming off a 10-day break, but gets no more time to rest this week as the Terps take on three opponents in five days. The three-game stretch culminates with the Terrapins' first television appearance of the year on WMAR- Channel 2 in Baltimore. That game is part of a Maryland/Johns Hopkins doubleheader, which starts at 5:30 p.m. with the women's game and closes with a pivotal men's match-up between head coach Dick Edell's No. 7 men's lacrosse squad (7-2) and the No. 8 Blue Jays (4-3). The women's match-up is only the second ever between Johns Hopkins (8-2) and Maryland. The Terps' last meeting with Johns Hopkins was April 28, 1979. Maryland outscored the Blue Jays 17-1.
Brown Comes to Ludwig Field- Again
No strangers to Ludwig Field after their March 25 contest against Stanford that was played there, Brown (4-4, 2-1 Ivy) returns to College Park to challenge the Terrapins for the seventh time in series history. The Terps have never lost to the Bears, dropping Brown 18-3 in 1999.
The Bears are lead by Cristi Gigon (19g, 3a) and Rebekah Rottenberg (10g, 1a), and average 9.125 goals per game. Niki Caggiano has started every game between the pipes for the Bears, and holds an 8.99 goals against average and a .589 save percentage.
Jen Adams (Marino, Australia) and Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) each scored five goals to lead the Terps against Brown in 1999. Maryland broke open a tie game with three goals to close out the first half, giving them a 6-3 advantage at halftime. The Terps then used a 12-goal second half to pull away from the Bears for the 18-3 final.
Box Score 1 2 F Maryland (7-0) 6 12 -18 Brown (1-3) 3 0 -3
Scoring: Maryland: Jen Adams 5-2-7, Quinn Carney 5-0-5, Christie Jenkins 1-3-4, Allison Comito 2-1-3, Annie Morris 2-0-2, Meredith Egan 1-0-1, Kristin Sommar 1-0-1. BU: Jenny McNamara 1-0-1, Emily Boyton 1-0-1, Elizabeth Rogers 1-0-1.
The Terps' Offensive Numbers
Indisputably the most productive offense in the nation, averaging over 18 goals per game in 2000, Maryland has more than enough offensive weapons to keep any defense wondering. The Terps' offense is averaging an astounding 18.4 gpg through 10 games, a 2.1 goals per game improvement from their nation's-best 1999 average of 15.8 gpg. Some of the Terrapin's weapons include attack Jen Adams, who leads the nation in points and goals, and Allison Comito, the Terps' second-leading scorer, who is fourth in the nation in points per game. Maryland's third leading scorer with 41 points, junior Quinn Carney is second to Adams in assists for Maryland with 20 and also has 21 goals. Rounding out the Big Four for the Terps is Christie Jenkins who has turned it on again this year for the Terps, averaging 5.67 points in the past three games.
A Look At the ACC Race
Regular season ACC action came to a close this week in a flurry, altering and finalizing the match-ups for the ACC Tournament. In the final week of ACC action, No. 8 Virginia upset No. 3 Duke 10-8 to take over the three seed for the tournament. Despite the Terps' No. 1 ranking nationally, Maryland remains the No. 2 seed and will face Virginia in the semifinals. Despite an identical 2-1 ACC record as the Terps, North Carolina earned the right to enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed after defeating Maryland 14-13 in triple overtime on March 5. The Tar Heels will face Tobacco Road foe Duke in the other semifinal match.
Terps To Host ACC Tournament
The University of Maryland will be the proud host of this year's ACC Championships on April 22 and 23 at Ludwig Field. The year 2000 will mark the first time in the tournament's four-year history that Maryland will be the host school. The Terrapins have won the tournament twice, in 1997 and 1999. Virginia took the 1998 championship home. Maryland is a combined 4-1 in ACC Tournament action. Semifinal games will be held on April 22 at 1 and 3 p.m., with the championship game being held at 1 p.m. on April 23.