Terps, Eagles Set for Saturday

Nov. 22, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland volleyball team (16-15, 7-12 ACC) closes its regular-season slate on Saturday at Boston College at noon.

The Eagles won their earlier meeting this season against the Terps, 3-1, on Sept. 7.

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Last Time Out

The Terps dropped two three-set matches over the weekend at No. 12 Florida State and No. 23 Miami.

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Scouting the Terps

2012 Maryland Terrapins: 16-15, 7-12 ACC
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The Terps enter their final match of the season ranked third in the ACC in service aces (1.27 SA/S) and ranked fourth in assists (12.61) and kills (13.63).

All-ACC performer Ashleigh Crutcher has a team-high 426 kills, which is the 10th highest single-season total in program history. Crutcher is averaging 3.77 kills per set, the third-best average in the league.

Adreené Elliott continues to be one of the most efficient hitters in the conference. Elliott is second on the team with 302 kills and is converting 36.4 percent of her attack opportunities, which is good for fifth in the ACC and 47th nationally.

Mackenzie Dagostino has been one the most dangerous servers in the league this season. The freshman has a team-high 32 aces and is seventh in the ACC with a 0.29 service aces per set average.

Scouting the Eagles

2012 Boston College Eagles: 10-21, 4-15 ACC
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The Eagles are averaging 11.98 kills per set and 11.27 assists per set this season. Both figures rank 12th in the ACC. BC is hitting .165 and allowing opponents to hit .227, which ranks 12th and 11th, respectively.

Freshman Katty Workman leads the conference in kills per set. Workman is averaging 4.03 per set.

Kellie Barnum is in charge of setting Workman and the Eagle hitters. Barnum is seventh in the ACC with an 8.03 assists per set average.

Courtney Castle provides BC some offense from the service line. Castle has 32 aces on the season and ranks sixth with a 0.29 per set average.

At libero, freshman Franny Hock ranks 10th in digs with a 3.53 per set average.

Series History

Despite losing a four-set match to Boston College earlier this season, Maryland leads the all-time series 10-6 and have won five of the past seven meetings.

BC has won four of seven matches in Chestnut Hill, but Maryland won the most recent meeting in three sets in 2011.

Head Coach Tim Horsmon

Tim Horsmon is in his fifth season in charge of the Maryland volleyball team. With the Terps' victory over Villanova on Aug. 24, Horsmon won his 50th career game at Maryland.

With Maryland's win over Virginia Tech on Saturday, Horsmon now has 290 career wins.


Ashleigh Crutcher became the first Terp since 2007 (Jade Brown, second team) to earn a spot on the All-ACC when the sophomore was selected on Wednesday.


After knocking down 28 kills and 20 kills against Clemson and Georgia Tech, respectively, Ashleigh Crutcher had 23 kills against Wake Forest on Nov. 2. Crutcher became the first Terrapin with three consecutive 20-plus kill matches since Carey Brennan completed the feat on Oct. 29, 2002, against Wake Forest.

On a Role

The Terps scored eight consecutive points in the fourth set to defeat Wake Forest, 26-24, on Nov. 2. Seven of the points came with Kelsey Hrebenach at the service line. The freshman tallied four aces during that span and finished the match with a career-high six aces.

Hrebenach's six aces are the most for Terp since Brittney Grove had six at Virginia on Nov. 14, 2008.

Knocking Them Down

The Terps totaled a season-high 72 kills against Duke on Nov. 4. It is tied for the fourth-highest kill total for a Terrapin team since the 2007 season.

Simply Outstanding

Ashleigh Crutcher capped an amazing offensive weekend with a career-high 28 kills against Clemson on Oct. 28. Her 28 kills is the most kills by an ACC player this season and is the most by a Maryland player since Lynnsy Jones had 33 against Florida State on Oct. 12, 2002.

In addition to her 28 kills against the Tigers, Crutcher had 20 kills against Georgia Tech on Oct. 26 becoming the first Terrapin with 20 or more kills in consecutive matches since Maria DiLivio totaled 20 against Clemson on Oct. 31, 2003, and 20 against Georgia Tech on Nov. 1, 2003.

Dynamic Duo

Mary Cushman and Ashleigh Crutcher each tallied 20 kills against Georgia Tech on Oct. 26. They became the first Maryland tandem with 20 or more kills in a match since Jennifer Dewalt and Sarah Treadwell each had 20 kills in an ACC semifinal against Duke on Nov. 20, 2004.

Digging It

Since taking over at libero on Oct. 23 at American, Amy Dion has tallied double-digit digs in six of seven matches including three matches with 20 or more digs. Nov. 2 against Duke, Dion recorded a personal-best 26, which is the highest single-game total this season for a Terp.

Cracking The Top 10

With 426 kills this season, Ashleigh Crutcher moved past Daune Koester (419) for the 10th-most kills in a single season. Koester set her mark in 1996.

Crutcher is seven kills shy of jumping to seventh all-time.

Terrapin Milestones

Against American on Oct. 23, Crutcher reached the 500 kill plateau with 14 kills against the Eagles. Crutcher now has 634 kills for her career.

With 13 kills against Virginia on Sept. 30, Remy McBain eclipsed the 500 kill plateau for her career. McBain currently sits at 601 kills, which is the seventh-highest total for a Terp since 2007.

With 26 assists at Wake Forest on Oct. 6, McBain surpassed the 3,000 assist mark. The Leonia, N.J., native has 3,274 assists over her four years in College Park. She is only the fifth Terp all-time to eclipse 3,000 assists.

Mary Cushman hit the 1,000 career-point mark at Virginia Tech on Nov. 10. The junior has 1,037 career points, which is the second highest total over the last five seasons.

Record Watch

Adreené Elliott is currently fifth all-time in career hitting percentage. Elliott is hitting .310 for her career. Rachel Wagener holds the all-time record with a .341 hitting percentage.

For the season, Elliott is converting 36.4 percent of her attack opportunities, which places her fourth all-time. Andrea Mandella holds the all-time single-season record with a .387 hitting percentage which she set in 1989.

On the defensive side of the net, Elliott combined for four solo blocks against Duke and Wake Forest three weekends ago to pass Jade Brown for seventh all-time. Elliott has 59 career solo blocks and trails Lisa Scott (71) for sixth all-time.

Sarah Harper moved past Maria DiLivio (1,102) into eighth all-time in Maryland history in digs against LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 15. With 1,191 digs, Harper trails Bethany Springer by 13 digs for seventh all-time.

2012 Maryland Record...

Maryland Tendency
Overall Record 16-15
Home 6-8
Away 6-7
Neutral 4-0
ACC Record 7-12
ACC Record at Home 4-5
ACC Record on Road 3-7
2011 NCAA Tournament Teams 2-8
Ranked Teams 0-6
In Three Sets 10-7
In Four Sets 3-5
In Five Sets 3-3
On Tuesday 1-0
On Wednesday 0-0
On Thursday 0-0
On Friday 6-7
On Saturday 7-4
On Sunday 2-4
When Winning Set 1 12-2
When Losing Set 1 3-13
When Winning Set 2 13-5
When Losing Set 2 2-10
When Winning Set 3 14-3
When Losing Set 3 2-12
When Winning Set 4 3-1
When Losing Set 4 2-6
Leading in Kills 14-6
Trailing in Kills 1-8
Tied in Kills 0-1
Leading in Errors 5-14
Trailing in Errors 11-1
Tied in Errors 0-0
Leading in Hitting Pct. 16-1
Trailing in Hitting Pct. 0-14
Tied in Hitting Pct. 0-0
Hitting .300 or better 4-0
Hitting .250-.299 7-1
Hitting .200-.249 2-5
Hitting .150-.199 3-4
Hitting .149 or below 0-5
Opponent Hit .300 or better 0-6
Opponent Hit .250-.299 1-4
Opponent Hit .200-.249 3-1
Opponent Hit .150-.199 5-4
Opponent Hit .149 or below 7-0
Leading in Service Aces 12-2
Trailing in Service Aces 4-7
Tied in Service Aces 0-6
Leading in Digs 13-4
Trailing in Digs 2-11
Tied in Digs 1-0
Leading in Blocks 10-5
Trailing in Blocks 3-7
Tied in Blocks 3-3

2012 Individual Match Highs


Hitting Pct. (K-E-TA) (Min. 3 TA/Set)

.619 (14-1-21), Adreené Elliott vs. George Washington (9/1)
.593 (17-1-27), Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Bing. (9/1)

28, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Clemson (10/28)
26, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Virginia Tech (9/28)

Kills 3-Sets

17, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Binghamton (9/1)
16, Ashleigh Crutcher at Duke (10/5)
16, Mary Cushman at Villanova (8/24)

Kills 4-Sets

23, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Wake Forest (11/2)
18, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Florida State (10/14)
18, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Virginia (9/30)
18, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Seton Hall (8/31)

Kills 5-Sets

28, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Clemson (10/28)
26, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Virginia Tech (9/28)

Total Attacks

63, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Clemson (10/28)
60, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Wake Forest (11/2)
60, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Virginia Tech (9/28)

Total Attacks 3-Sets

39, Mary Cushman at Villanova (8/24)
37, Ashleigh Crutcher at Duke (10/5)

Total Attacks 4-Sets

60, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Wake Forest (11/2)
52, Ashleigh Crutcher at North Carolina (10/19)

Total Attacks 5-Sets

63, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Clemson (10/28)
60, Ashleigh Crutcher vs. Virginia Tech (9/28)


43, Mackenzie Dagostino vs. Florida State (10/14)
38, Remy McBain vs. Clemson (10/28)

Assists 3-Sets 35, Mackenzie Dagostino vs. Miami (10/12)
25, Remy McBain vs. George Washington (9/8)
25, Remy McBain at Villanova (8/24)
Assists 4-Sets 43, Mackenzie Dagostino vs. Florida State (10/14)
35, Mackenzie Dagostino vs. Virginia (9/30)
Assists 5-Sets 38, Remy McBain vs. Clemson (10/28)
35, Remy McBain vs. Duke (11/4)
Digs 26, Amy Dion vs. Duke (11/4)
24, Amy Dion vs. Georgia Tech (10/26)
Digs 3-Sets 16, Amy Dion at American (10/23)
16, Sarah Harper at NC State (10/20)
16, Sarah Harper at Villanova (8/24)
14, Sarah Harper vs. Robert Morris (8/25)
Digs 4-Sets 22, Sarah Harper at Wake Forest (10/6)
21, Sarah Harper vs. Virginia (9/30)
Digs 5-Sets 26, Amy Dion vs. Duke (11/4)
24, Amy Dion vs. Georgia Tech (10/26)
Service Aces 6, Kelsey Hrebenach vs. Wake Forest (11/2)
4, Mackenzie Dagostino vs. Duke (11/4)
4, Mackenzie Dagostino vs. Geogia Tech (10/26)
Blocks (BS-BA) 8 (0-8), Adreené Elliott at LIU Brooklyn (9/15)
8 (1-7), Adreené Elliott vs. St. John's (9/14)
7 (1-6), Kelsey Hrebenach vs. Clemson (10/28)
7 (2-5), Adreené Elliott at North Carolina (10/19)
7 (2-5), Adreené Elliott at Clemson (9/21)
7 (1-6), Adreené Elliott vs. NJIT (9/15)

2012 Team Match Highs


Hitting Pct. (K-E-TA)

.389 (49-12-95), at Virginia (11/9)
.328 (61-16-137), vs. Georgia Tech (10/26)

72, vs. Duke (11/4)
69, vs. Clemson (10/28)

Kills 3-Sets

52, at Villanova (8/24)
51, vs. George Washington (9/8)

Kills 4-Sets

65, vs. Seton Hall (8/31)
61, vs. Wake Forest (11/2)

Kills 5-Sets

72, vs. Duke (11/4)
69, vs. Clemson (10/28)

Total Attacks

191, vs. Clemson (10/28)
177, vs. Duke (11/4)

Total Attacks 3-Sets

137, at Villanova (8/24)
122, at NC State (10/20)

Total Attacks 4-Sets

174, vs. Seton Hall (8/31)
158, vs. Boston College (9/7)

Total Attacks 5-Sets

191, vs. Clemson (10/28)
177, vs. Duke (11/4)


67, vs. Duke (11/4)
62, vs. Seton Hall (8/31)

Assists 3-Sets 50, vs. George Washingont (9/8)
47, at Clemson (9/21)
47, at Villanova (8/24)

Assists 4-Sets 62, vs. Seton Hall (8/31)
55, vs. Wake Forest (11/2)
Assists 5-Sets 67, vs. Duke (11/4)
60, vs. Clemson (10/28)
Digs 79, vs. Duke (11/4)
77, vs. Virginia (9/30)
Digs 3-Sets 56, at Clemson (9/21)
51, at Villanova (8/24)
Digs 4-Sets 77, vs. Virginia (9/30)
75, at North Carolina (10/19)
Digs 5-Sets 79, vs. Duke (11/4)
76, vs. New Hampshire (8/25)
Service Aces 9, vs. Virginia Tech (9/28)
8, vs. Duke (11/4)

13, vs. Wake Forest (11/2)
12, at North Carolina (10/19)
12, vs. St. John's (9/14)
12, vs. Seton Hall (8/31)

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