March 7, 2000
College Park, Md. - Junior Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia) led No. 1 Maryland (2-1) with five-goals as the Terps downed Towson (0-2) at Minnegan Stadium 17-4 on Tuesday afternoon. Courtney Hobbs (West Lakes, South Australia) netted a career-high three goals, while Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) tallied three goals and one assist.
The Terps came out of the shoot with two straight Courtney Martinez (Towson, Md.) to Carney connections just thirty seconds apart at 26:57 and 26:25. Maryland jumped out to a 4-0 led before Towson scored it's first goal off a Kat Brady score. The Terrapins would enter the half with a commanding 7-2 lead after two goals from Adams, one apiece for Hobbs and Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.), and freshman Sonia Judd's (Darlington, South Australia) first career goal.
For the second time this season, the Terps logged a 10-goal second half to go up 17-2 on Towson with a minute left to play. Adams pitched in with three second-half scores, while Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.) and Hobbs each found the net twice. Carney and defender Tori Wellington (Chestertown, Mass.) scored one goal each in the second half, with Julie Shank (Arnold, Md.) finishing the Terps' scoring for the day with her first collegiate goal. Towson added two more goals in the final minute to make the final 17-4.
Maryland lead in every statistical category, most notably with a 41-18 advantage in shots on goal. The Terps' 17 goals were a team season high, while Adams five-goal performance was the best by an individual in 2000. Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) picked up the win in goal with eight saves in 56 minutes. Jacquie Sica manned the goal for Towson, and had 26 saves in the losing effort.
Maryland hosts No. 10 Penn State on Thursday for its home opener at Ludwig Field. Gametime is at 3 p.m. The Terps then travel to No. 16 Syracuse for the first time ever in Maryland history. That game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start on Sunday, March 12.