Maryland (10-6, 2-2 ACC) embarks on its first ACC road trip this weekend as it takes on No. 21 Florida State (10-5, 3-1 ACC) and Miami (11-3, 4-0 ACC). The Terrapins will play Florida State at 7:00 p.m. Friday in Tallahassee, before facing Miami on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Coral Gables.
The Terps' defense was phenomenal at the net last week against Virginia, notching a season-high 18 blocks, including 12 from sophomore Kelsey Hrebenach in the victory. Marlyand fell Sunday against Virginia Tech, however, as it dropped the fifth and final set, 19-17.
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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 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
|2013 Maryland Terrapins: 10-6, (2-2 ACC)|
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The Terps were just one point away from earning a conference sweep last weekend, before falling in a dramatic fifth set, 19-17, Sunday at Comcast Center against Virginia Tech. The Hokies had taken a 2-0 set lead, but Maryland returned from the intermission break rejuventated to force the decisive set.
Maryland won its weekend opener against Virginia, however, taking three consecutive sets en route to victory. Kelsey Hrebenach had a career-high 12 blocks in the effort, as the Terps accumulated 18 total blocks.
Maryland is ranked 71st overall in the first RPI poll of the season.
Scouting the Seminoles
|2013 Florida State Seminoles: 10-5, (3-1 ACC)|
|All-Time Series: FSU leads, 21-20|
|Last Meeting: 11/16/12, FSU (3-0)|
|Last UMD Win: 10/17/10 (3-2)|
The 21st-ranked Seminoles welcome Maryland to Tallahassee as winners of four of their last five matches. Florida State has defeated the Terps in five consecutive matchups, but the 'Noles lost to Georgia Tech last weekend, 3-1 -- a team that Maryland defeated earlier this season (3-2).
Florida State is an excellent offensive team, ranking in the top-five among ACC teams in hitting percentage, kills and assists. The Seminoles are averaging 13.00 assists/s this season, led by the combination of Sarah Wickstrom (6.84/s) and Hailey Luke (4.81/s). Nicole Walch leads the team with 3.68 kills/s.
Scouting the Hurricanes
|2013 Miami Hurricanes: 11-3 (4-0 ACC)|
|All-Time Series: Miami leads, 11-7|
|Last Meeting: 11/18/12, Miami (3-0)|
|Last UMD Win: 11/9/07 (3-0)|
Receiving votes in the latest AVCA national poll, the Hurricanes have swept away their competition as of late with victories in seven of their last eight matches. Miami has defeated Maryland in nine consecutive meetings dating back to 2008.
Miami is led by defensive specialist Ryan Shaffer, who is second in the conference with 4.73 digs/s. Meanwhile, Savanah Leaf is third in the ACC with 3.93 kill/s and Blair Fuentez is fourth with 10.38 assists/s.
Miami is coached by Keno Gandara, who took over the program on March 20, 2013. He spent the last eight years as an assistant at the University of Washington.
Sophomore Kelsey Hrebenach tallied 12 blocks (1s, 11a) in the Terps' four-set victory over the Cavaliers last weekend, becoming the first Maryland player to accomplish the feat since 2011. The mark is the highest this season in the conference for a four-set match.
Maryland had 31 blocks as a team last weekend, including 18 against Virginia. The 18 blocks is a season-high for the Terps.
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 1,515.
Harper leads the ACC with 4.93 digs/s, notching at least 20 kills in her last five contests. She is just 153 digs away from the Maryland all-time record, and needs about 31 more sets to break the record if she continues at her current pace.
Freshman Ashlyn MacGregor was named ACC Freshman of the Week last week 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.
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
- Nicole Lantagne - 1,668 (1990-93)
- Maggie Schmelzle - 1,597 (2005-08)
- Beth Gillming - 1,582 (2004-07)
- Sarah Harper - 1,515 (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 - 3,387 (2010-pres.)
- Colleen Hurley - 3,184 (1989-91)
Kills - Mary Cushman, 1,166 (7th)
Service Aces - Harper, 97 (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||2-2|
|ACC Record on Road||0-0|
|2012 NCAA Tournament Teams||1-1|
|In Three Sets||5-3|
|In Four Sets||2-1|
|In Five Sets||3-2|
|When Winning Set 1||5-2|
|When Losing Set 1||3-4|
|When Winning Set 2||4-0|
|When Losing Set 2||3-6|
|When Winning Set 3||8-2|
|When Losing Set 3||0-4|
|When Winning Set 4||3-1|
|When Losing Set 4||1-2|
|Leading in Kills||7-3|
|Trailing in Kills||3-3|
|Tied in Kills||0-0|
|Leading in Errors||0-5|
|Trailing in Errors||10-1|
|Tied in Errors||0-0|
|Leading in Hitting Pct.||10-1|
|Trailing in Hitting Pct.||0-5|
|Tied in Hitting Pct.||0-0|
|Hitting .300 or better||2-0|
|Hitting .149 or below||1-3|
|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||2-2|
|Tied in Service Aces||3-3|
|Leading in Digs||5-2|
|Trailing in Digs||4-4|
|Tied in Digs||1-0|
|Leading in Blocks||8-2|
|Trailing in Blocks||1-2|
|Tied in Blocks||1-2|
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