A week removed from earning a split in its first weekend of ACC competition, Maryland (9-5, 1-1 ACC) welcomes Virginia (8-6, 1-1 ACC) and Virginia Tech (13-3, 1-1 ACC) to Comcast Pavilion for another round of ACC bouts. The Terrapins will take on Virginia at 7:00 p.m. Friday, before facing Virginia Tech on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Friday's event will celebrate "Club Sports Night," while Sunday's match is "Raffle Day." Students who enter the raffle will be randomly selected to win Maryland apparel!
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The Maryland athletics marketing department has put together a fantastic promotional schedule for fans of all ages this season! Check out the list below for all promotions (time/date subject to change.) Posters and schedule cards will be available at every match!
- Friday, October 4 vs. Virginia - Club Sports Night, Pizza/Posters/Autographs
- Sunday, October 6 vs. Virginia Tech - Raffle Night, Prizes to be given
- Friday, October 18 vs. Syracuse - Dig Pink/Greek Day, Pizza/Autographs/Pink Ribbons
- Sunday, October 20 vs. Boston College - Volleyball Team Day/Youth Night, Lanyards
- Wenesday, October 30 vs. Pittsburgh - Carlisle Abele Senior Day/Halloween Costume Contest
- Friday, November 8 vs. Duke - Pizza/Autographs
- Sunday, November 10 vs. Wake Forest
- Sunday, Novemeber 24 vs. North Carolina - Senior Game
Scouting the Terps
The Terps look to repeat history this weekend with a sweep of Virginia and Virginia Tech. In Maryland's last meetings with the pair of foes, it defeated the Cavaliers and Hokies in respective matches on November 9 and 10 of 2012. Ashleigh Crutcher was dominant in the meetings, totaling 27 kills in seven sets.
Sophomore Emily Fraik stepped up in a big way for Maryland last weekend, notching career-highs in kills (18) and digs (16) against Clemson. The outside hitter has emerged as an important cog for Maryland, and was recently named "Terp of the Week" for her efforts. The Terps were also the beneficiaries of strong play from freshman Alex Brown, who tallied a career-high 11 kills against Clemson and ACC digs leader Sarah Harper.
Scouting the Cavaliers
|2013 Virginia Cavaliers: 8-6, (1-1 ACC)|
|All-Time Series: UM leads, 36-21|
|Last Meeting: 11/9/12, UM (3-0)|
|Last UVA Win: 11/12/11 (3-1)|
Virginia enters Friday's match winners of four of their last five contests, including its first ACC victory of the season last weekend. A day after falling to Duke, 3-0, the Cavaliers prevailed over Wake Forest with an emphatic straight set victory (27-25, 25-10, 25-20).
Sophomore setter Lauren Fuller has had a strong season thus far, leading the conference in assists (11.57), while teammate Tori Janowski is third in the ACC in kills (4.04) after striking a match-high 14 against Wake Forest. As a team, the Cavaliers rank in the upper echelon of the ACC in a number of categories: aces (3rd - 1.52), assists (4th - 13.13) and kills (5th - 13.87).
Virginia is coached by Dennis Hohenshelt, who completed his first season at the helm in 2012. His Virginia side went 9-22 last season.
Scouting the Hokies
|2013 Virginia Tech: 13-3, (1-1 ACC)
|All-Time Series: UM leads, 11-9|
|Last Meeting: 11/10/12, UM (3-1)|
|Last VT Win: 9/28/12 (3-2)|
Virginia Tech has hit a bit of a snag since mounting a nine-game win streak earlier in the season, dropping two of its last three matches. The Hokies opened ACC play last weekend with a 3-1 victory over Wake Forest, but fell in straight sets to Duke the following day. Maryland leads the all-time series against Virginia Tech, 11-9.
The Hokies are among the best hitting teams nationally, ranking 14th overall and first in the ACC in hitting percentage. The hitting prominence is laregely due to the play of senior middle blocker Victoria Hamsher, who ranks first in the conference and 17th nationally in hitting (.422 pct.). Virginia Tech has also gotten strong service from freshman Lindsey Owens, who leads the ACC in service aces (.56).
Virginia Tech is coached by Chris Riley, who is in his eighth season at the helm. He led the Hokies to an 18-14 record in 2012.
The Terrapins have taken four out of their last five matches from Virginia, winning by a cumulative score of 12-3 in the victories. On the other hand, Virginia Tech has defeated Maryland four times in the pair of sides' last five meetings. The host Terps hold the all-time series advantage against both Virginia and Virginia Tech,
Head Coach Tim Horsmon
Tim Horsmon is in his sixth season in charge of the Maryland volleyball team and earned his 300th career victory last Friday against Georgia Tech. All three coaches in Maryland volleyball history garner at least 300 career victories.
Maryland has been strong defensively this season, ranking 38th in the nation (4th ACC) with 2.59 blocks/s and second in the ACC in digs (15.60/s).
Veteran Sarah Harper has played well at libero, ranking 34th nationally and first in the ACC with 4.94 digs/s. Currently sitting fourth all-time on the Maryland digs list, Harper is on pace to break the Terrapin career digs mark. Additionally, Mary Cushman ranks eighth in the conference in kills (3.54) and Ashlyn MacGregor is 11th in blocks (1.10).
Climing the Record Books
- Nicole Lantagne - 1,668 (1990-93)
- Maggie Schmelzle - 1,597 (2005-08)
- Beth Gillming - 1,582 (2004-07)
- Sarah Harper - 1,471 (2010-pres.)
- Colleen Hurley - 1,337 (1989-91)
- Carey Brennan - 4,262 (1999-02)
- Lynnsy Jones - 3,683 (2000-03)
- Jade Brown - 3,653 (2004-07)
- Mary Cushman - 3,289 (2010-pres.)
- Colleen Hurley - 3,184 (1989-91)
Kills - Mary Cushman, 1,131 (9th)
Service Aces - Harper, 95 (9th)
Senior Mary Cushman eclipsed 1,000 career kills against UMKC on September 6, joining an elite club of Maryland volleyball players. The senior outside hitter finished the weekend with 33 kills and earned tournament MVP honors the following weekend. She is one of just eight players in Maryland history to record at least 1,100 kills and 600 digs.
Chavi St. Hill was the latest Maryland freshman to make her collegiate debut, making an appearance against nationally ranked Ohio on September 20.
Alex Brown and Jessica Ward made their Terrapin debuts during the Maryland Invitational. Brown made her collegiate debut against LIU in the first game on September 7, while Ward appeared against Penn in the tournament finale.
Along with Julia Anderson and Ashlyn MacGregor, the Terps have debuted four new members of the 2013 squad.
2013 Maryland Record...
|ACC Record at Home||1-1|
|ACC Record on Road||0-0|
|2012 NCAA Tournament Teams||1-1|
|In Three Sets||5-3|
|In Four Sets||1-1|
|In Five Sets||3-1|
|When Winning Set 1||5-2|
|When Losing Set 1||2-3|
|When Winning Set 2||3-0|
|When Losing Set 2||3-5|
|When Winning Set 3||7-1|
|When Losing Set 3||0-4|
|When Winning Set 4||2-0|
|When Losing Set 4||1-2|
|Leading in Kills||7-2|
|Trailing in Kills||2-3|
|Tied in Kills||0-0|
|Leading in Errors||0-4|
|Trailing in Errors||9-1|
|Tied in Errors||0-0|
|Leading in Hitting Pct.||9-1|
|Trailing in Hitting Pct.||0-4|
|Tied in Hitting Pct.||0-0|
|Hitting .300 or better||2-0|
|Hitting .149 or below||1-2|
|Opponent Hit .300 or better||0-0|
|Opponent Hit .250-.299||0-2|
|Opponent Hit .200-.249||1-0|
|Opponent Hit .150-.199||1-3|
|Opponent Hit .149 or below||7-0|
|Leading in Service Aces||4-1|
|Trailing in Service Aces||2-1|
|Tied in Service Aces||3-3|
|Leading in Digs||5-2|
|Trailing in Digs||3-3|
|Tied in Digs||1-0|
|Leading in Blocks||7-2|
|Trailing in Blocks||1-2|
|Tied in Blocks||1-1|
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