Terps to Tangle with Syracuse, Boston College

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Maryland (10-8, 2-4 ACC) returns to the friendly confines of Comcast Pavilion this weekend as it welcomes ACC newcomer Syracuse and Boston College. The Terps will face Syracuse at 7:00 p.m. Friday on Dig Pink Night, while they will play Boston College at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Promotion Schedule

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 18 vs. Syracuse - Dig Pink/Greek Day
  • 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

2013 Maryland Terrapins: 10-8, (2-4 ACC)
2013 Statistics
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The Terps struggled in their first road trip of the season last weekend, as they fell to No. 21 Florida State and Miami. Mary Cushman had a double-double in the Florida State match, while Adreene Elliott turned in one of her best individual matches against Miami. The junior had a career-high .636 hitting perecentage in the match (15k, 1e, 22a).

Maryland has performed well as a team defensively this season, ranking second in the conference in blocks (2.7/s) and fourth in digs (15.07/s). Senior Sarah Harper continues her torrid dig pace, leading the ACC for the third straight week with 4.97 digs/s (34th nationally).

Also noteworthy, Mary Cushman is seventh in the conference in kills (3.58/s) and Ashlyn MacGregor is eighth in blocks (1.19/s).

Scouting the Orange

2013 Syracuse Orange: 6-12, (1-5 ACC)
2013 Statistics
All-Time Series: Maryland leads, 9-6
Last Meeting: 9/6/02, UMD (3-0)
Last Cuse Win: 9/29/90 (3-2)

Syracuse has struggled thus far in its debut season in the ACC, notching just one victory in its first six conference contests. The Orange are towards the bottom of a number of statistical catergories in the conference, including assists (10.76), digs (11.65) and kills (11.57).

Lindsay McCabe has been strong at the net this season, raking sixth in the ACC in blocks (1.20). The junior has tallied at least four blocks in seven of her last eight games, including a 12-block performance at Virginia last Friday. Sophomore Silvi Uattara leads Syracuse with 3.51 kills this season with a .295 hitting percentage.

This is just the second meeting between the pair of sides in over 20 years. Maryland won the last meeting on September 6, 2002 in straight sets, while Syracuse's last victory in the series came on September 29, 1990, 3-2.

Scouting the Eagles

2013 Boston College Eagles: 8-10 (0-6 ACC)
2013 Statistics
All-Time Series: Maryland leads, 11-6
Last Meeting: 11/24/12, Maryland (3-1)
Last BC Win: 9/7/12 (3-0)

Losers of eight consecutive games in a row, the Eagles are in desperate search of a victory to turn their season around. Boston College has been dismal in conference play, winning just four of a possible 22 sets.

Sophomore Katty Workman is the clear leader offensively for Boston College, ranking fourth in the conference in kills with 3.85 kills/s. Workman will be getting her attempts on passes from junior Kellie Barnum, who has 586 assists on the season.

Chris Campbell is in his fourth season at the helm for the Eagles.

Moving Up

With her 10th and final kill against Miami Sunday, senior Mary Cushman surpassed Elizabeth Efron ('95-'97) for fifth all-time on the Maryland career kills list. Cushman currently has 1,187 kills to her name.

If Cushman continues to collect kills at her current rate, she will likely finish fourth all-time in Maryland history.

Digging Deep

Senior Sarah Harper rarely grabs the headlines for her dirty work on defense, but the libero has been nothing short of consistent this season for the Terps. Harper recently surpassed the 1,500 career digs mark, and currently ranks fourth in Maryland history with 1,547.

Harper leads the ACC with 4.97 digs/s. She is just 121 digs away from the Maryland all-time record, and needs about 26 more sets to break the record if she continues at her current pace.


Sophomore Kelsey Hrebenach tallied 12 blocks (1s, 11a) in the Terps' four-set victory over the Cavaliers two weekends ago, becoming the first Maryland player to accomplish the feat since 2011. The mark is tied for the highest this season in the conference for a four-set match.

Maryland had 31 blocks as a team against Virginia and Virginia Tech, including 18 against the Cavs. The 18 blocks is a season-high for the Terps.

Conference Honors

Freshman Ashlyn MacGregor was named ACC Freshman of the Week two weeks ago for career-best efforts against Virginia and Virginia Tech. It is MacGregor's first career conference honor.

The freshman had a memorable weekend at the net, hitting at a .447 clip with 20 kills and 11 blocks over the course of two matches. MacGregor's 12 kills against Virginia Tech were a career-high.

Head Coach Tim Horsmon

Tim Horsmon is in his sixth season in charge of the Maryland volleyball team and earned his 300th career victory against Georgia Tech earlier this season. All three coaches in Maryland volleyball history garner at least 300 career victories.

Climing the Record Books

Career Digs

  1. Nicole Lantagne - 1,668 (1990-93)
  2. Maggie Schmelzle - 1,597 (2005-08)
  3. Beth Gillming - 1,582 (2004-07)
  4. Sarah Harper - 1,547 (2010-pres.)
  5. Colleen Hurley - 1,337 (1989-91)


  1. Carey Brennan - 1,585 (1999-02)
  2. Lynnsy Jones - 1,390 (2000-03)
  3. Jade Brown - 1,388 (2004-07)
  4. Collen Hurley - 1,238 (1989-91)
  5. Mary Cushman - 1,187 (2010-pres.)

Service Aces - Harper, 98 (t-8th)

Reaching 1,000

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.

Fresh Faces

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...

Maryland Tendency
Overall Record 10-8
Home 8-1
Away 1-3
Neutral 1-3
ACC Record 2-4
ACC Record at Home 2-2
ACC Record on Road 0-2
2012 NCAA Tournament Teams 1-3
Ranked Teams 0-3
In Three Sets 5-5
In Four Sets 2-1
In Five Sets 3-2
On Tuesday 0-0
On Wednesday 0-0
On Thursday 0-0
On Friday 5-3
On Saturday 5-2
On Sunday 0-3
When Winning Set 1 5-2
When Losing Set 1 3-5
When Winning Set 2 4-0
When Losing Set 2 3-7
When Winning Set 3 8-2
When Losing Set 3 0-5
When Winning Set 4 3-1
When Losing Set 4 1-2
Leading in Kills 7-3
Trailing in Kills 3-5
Tied in Kills 0-0
Leading in Errors 0-6
Trailing in Errors 10-2
Tied in Errors 0-0
Leading in Hitting Pct. 10-1
Trailing in Hitting Pct. 0-7
Tied in Hitting Pct. 0-0
Hitting .300 or better 2-0
Hitting .250-.299 2-0
Hitting .200-.249 4-3
Hitting .150-.199 1-3
Hitting .149 or below 1-4
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 5-1
Trailing in Service Aces 2-4
Tied in Service Aces 3-3
Leading in Digs 5-2
Trailing in Digs 4-6
Tied in Digs 1-0
Leading in Blocks 8-3
Trailing in Blocks 1-3
Tied in Blocks 1-2

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