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Women's Lacrosse Looks to Extend Perfect Away Record
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

March 25, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland womens lacrosse team continues its five-game road tour on Sat., March 27, as it travels to Norfolk, Va., for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Terps conclude their five-game road tour on Wed., March 30, at Temple. Maryland owns a 4-0 record on the road this season.

Maryland enters Saturdays game against Old Dominion carrying a 7-0 record following its 18-3 win against Brown on Monday, and ranked No. 1 in this weeks IWLCA poll. Five of the Terps seven wins are against teams ranked in the top 10. Old Dominion enters Saturdays game sporting a 3-2 record. The Monarchs lost to James Madison, 15-2, on Wednesday. The Monarchs are ranked No. 12 in this weeks poll.

Game Facts and Coverage

  • Maryland at Old Dominion
  • Saturday, March 27, 1999
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Foreman Field

    Series history: Maryland and Old Dominion meet for the 17th time in school history, with the Terps holding a 16-0 advantage against the Monarchs. The Terps last defeated Old Dominion, 18-1, on March 28, 1998.

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    RPI RANKINGS
    Maryland is ranked No. 1 in this weeks LaxPower power ratings with a 35.60 power ranking. The Terps rank third in the latest LaxPower strength of schedule rating.

    HEAD COACH CINDY TIMCHAL
    Marylands Cindy Timchal (West Chester 76) is in her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin womens lacrosse program, and her 18th year overall. The Pennsylvania native has guided Maryland to five national championship titles, the inaugural ACC title in 1997, and eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. She has posted a 133-11 record at Maryland, and a 209-51 (.803) overall record which ranks her ninth among all-time coaches in winning percentage. Her 209 career wins rank her third all-time. Timchal guided the Maryland womens lacrosse program to its pinnacle in 1997 -- its first-ever back-to-back-back national championship -- and followed it up with a return trip to the Final Four in 1998, and the schools record fourth consecutive national championship.

    ALL-AMERICA ADAMS
    Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has posted All-American numbers in the Terps seven games of the season. Adams has twice charted a career-high five-goal performance (vs. Syracuse and Brown). She leads the Terps in scoring with 36 points, and has totaled a team-high 25 goals and 11 assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian natives numbers:

    Opponent              Goals  Assists
    No. 9 Penn State        4       1
    No. 7 Duke              2       3*
    No. 2 North Carolina    3       0
    No. 17 Syracuse         5*      3
    No. 3 Virginia          3       1
    No. 8 Dartmouth         3       1
    No. 20 Brown            5*      2
    

    *Career-high

    DID YOU KNOW...
    Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in all seven of Marylands games, extending her consecutive-game scoring streak to 14 games. Her streak began on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple.

    ADAMS GARNERS BACK-TO-BACK ACC HONORS
    Maryland sophomore Jen Adams earned ACC Player of the Week honors two consecutive weeks. For the week of March 1, Adams recorded nine goals and four assists in the Terps three games, including a four-goal performance against Penn State. For the week of March 8, the Australia native scored a career-high five goals and added three assists to lead the Terps to an 18-8 win against 17th-ranked Syracuse. She netted all five goals in the second half, including three within a five-minute span.

    KAHOE IN 1999
    Maryland junior goalkeepr Alex Kahoe, the Terps all-time saves leader, has totaled 77 saves and has allowed 38 goals in 414 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia. She has posted a minuscule 5.51 goals allowed average. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoes performances:

    Opponent               Saves
    No. 9 Penn State        17*
    No. 7 Duke              16
    No. 2 North Carolina    14
    No. 17 Syracuse         10
    No. 3 Virginia           8
    No. 8 Dartmouth          5
    No. 20 Brown             7
    

    *Indicates season-high

    BLOUIN SEES FIRST ACTION OF YOUNG CAREER
    Maryland freshman goalkeeper Kim Blouin (Annapolis, Md.) saw her first action between the pipes as she played six minutes against Brown. She totaled no saves and allowed no goals.

    PORRAS NETS FIRST GOAL SINCE 1997
    Maryland junior midfielder Tonia Porras, a 1999 preseason honorable mention All-American candidate by College Lacrosse USA, scored her first goal in two years against Syracuse. She has totaled two points after recording an assist against North Carolina.

    TERPS BY THE NUMBERS

    .802
    Maryland owns an all-time .802 winning percentage which ranks them as the countys most winningest program.

    2
    Maryland juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar are two members of the U.S. National Team.

    4C Maryland won its fourth consecutive national championship last season, defeating Virginia, 11-5, in the championship game.

    5
    Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has twice scored a career-high five goals--against Syracuse and against Brown.

    5
    Maryland junior midifelder Christie Jenkins scored a career-high five goals against Dartmouth.

    7
    Maryland has captured seven national titles -- 1981, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

    9
    Maryland extended its winning streak against Virginia to nine consecutive games with its 13-3 defeat on March 16.

    13
    Maryland meets 13 teams ranked in the IWLCA preseason poll-- North Carolina (2), Virginia (3), James Madison (4), Loyola (5), Dartmouth (6), Duke (7), Princeton (8), Penn State (9), Georgetown (10), William & Mary (12), Temple (13), Syracuse (14) and Brown (19).

    14
    Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Marylands last 14 games, including all seven this season.

    22
    The number of Maryland players who have played in at least one of Marylands seven games.

    17
    Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 17 saves in Marylands 12-8 win against Penn State.

    36
    Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has totaled a team-high 36 points (25G-11A).

    THE ANCHOR
    Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe, who earned All-America honors last season, will continue to hold the reins as the Terrapins confident commander. Kahoe, a co-captain this year, has been the backbone of the Terrapin defense the past two seasons, and enters her junior season as one of the top players in the NCAA ranks. The Pennsylvania native established a new school record last year for saves with 269, surpassing the old school record of 233 which she set her freshman year. An NCAA all-tournament team selection last year, and this years Lacrosse Magazines Preseason Player of the Year, Kahoe totaled a career-high 21 saves against Virginia in last years NCAA championship game, five shy of the tournament record.

    AND MORE...
    Twenty-two of the 25 players listed on the Maryland roster have played in at least one of the Terps seven games.

    CANT TOUCH THIS
    Maryland is the countrys all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 335-80-3 record and have posted an all-time winning percentage of .802. The Terps also own the longest current winning streak in Division I mens or womens lacrosse--a 50-game win streak which dated back to March 9, 1995, and extended itself to April 22, 1997.

    KELLY EARNS FIRST START
    Maryland freshman midfielder Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) earned her first collegiate lacrosse start against 17th-ranked Syracuse, replacing an injured Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.).

    KELLY NETS FIRST GOAL
    Maryland freshman Megan Kelly netted her first collegiate goal against Brown on March 22.

    SHARP SHOOTERS
    Maryland has outshot its opponents 249-131, including a team-high 50 shots by sophomore attack Jen Adams. Adams has scored 25 goals and has posted a .500 shooting percentage.

    SHANK SEEING PLAYING TIME
    Maryland redshirt sophomore Becky Shank (Arnold, Md.), who has been forced to sit out the past two seasons because of knee injuries, has finally seen action in the Terrapin lineup. The Maryland native has appeared in all seven games, totaling three caused turnovers and two ground balls, and has added depth to the Maryland defensive unit.

    MORRIS TALLIES FIRST CAREER GOAL
    Freshman midfielder Annie Morris (Middlebury, Vt.) scored the first goal of her college career during Marylands 12-goal outburst in the second-half of the game against Brown.

    MULLIGAN PLAYING A LITTLE D
    Maryland junior Kerri Mulligan (Marshfield, Mass.), who played at attack last season, is now playing on the defensive end for the Terps. She has totaled seven ground balls and has forced two caused turnovers.

    HAPPY TRAILS
    Maryland has never trailed at halftime in each of its seven games this year. The last time the Terps trailed at the half was on April 29, 1998, at Princeton. The Tigers held a narrow 6-5 advantage.

    FIVE GOLDEN RINGS
    Maryland assistant coach Gary Gait (Syracuse 91) is in a league of his own when it comes to national championships. A former lacrosse player at Syracuse, Gait owns a piece of all of Marylands last four national championships, and was a three-time national champion for the Orangemen. His 15 goals scored in the 1990 NCAA Tournament is a tournament record, and his nine goals against Navy in 1988 is also a NCAA record for most goals in an NCAA Tournament game.

    COLLEGE LACROSSE HONORS
    College Lacrosse USA has tabbed Maryland as the preseason favorite in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Selected to the preseason All-ACC team are juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar in the midfield, sophomore Jen Adams on attack, junior Tonia Porras on defense, and junior Alex Kahoe in goal. Kahoe was also named ACC Preseason Player of the Year.

    PROBABLE STARTERS FOR MARYLAND...

    P   No. Name 
    D   #3  Kerri Mulligan (Has started in seven games, 7 GB, 2 CT)
    A   #7  Jen Adams (Has started in seven games, leading scorer with 36 points,
                       team-high 25 goals and 11 assists, 33 GB)
    A   #9  Allison Comito (Has started in seven games, has totaled
                            19 points, 12 goals, 7 assists, 17 GB)
    A  #11  Victoria Wellington (Has started in seven games, 4 goals, 20 GB, 7 CT)
    A  #16  Meghan McNamara (Has started in seven games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 7 GB, 3 CT)
    A  #20  Quinn Carney (Has started in seven games, second-leading scorer,
                          26  points, 18 goals, 8 assists, 17 DC)
    M  #10  Kristin Sommar (Has started in six games, fifth-leading scorer with
                            16 points, 12 goals, 4 assists, 11 CT)
    M  #12  Courtney Martinez (Has started in seven games, 11 GB)
    M  #18  Tonia Porras (Has started in seven games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 10 GB, 13 DC)
    M  #21  Christie Jenkins (Has started in seven games, third-leading scorer with
                              22 points, 11 goals, 11 assists, 17 GB)
    M  #23  Meredith Egan (Has started in seven games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 13 GB, 6 CT)
    GK #33  Alex Kahoe (Has started in seven games, 414 minutes played,
                        77 saves, 38 goals allowed, 5.51 GAA)
    
    1999 ACC STANDINGS
    as of March 22, 1999
                  Overall   ACC
    Teams           W L     W L 
    Maryland        7 0     3 0 
    Duke            4 1     0 1 
    North Carolina  4 2     0 1
    Virginia        4 2     0 1
    

    1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll March 22, 1999

     1.  MARYLAND
     2.  Duke
     3.  Princeton
     4.  Virginia
     5.  North Carolina
     6.  Penn State
     7.  James Madison
     8.  Dartmouth
     9.  Georgetown
    10.  Loyola
    11.  Vanderbilt
    12.  Old Dominion
    13.  William & Mary
    14.  Rutgers
    15.  George Mason
    16.  Delaware
    17.  Boston U
    18.  Yale
    19.  Syracuse
    20.  Brown
    


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