Sept. 7, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- - The five-time defending national champion Maryland women's lacrosse team will use a competitive fall ball schedule as well as numerous training sessions to prepare for the 2000 season. The University of Maryland will also host the 8th Annual 3-on-3 Lacrosse Open again on October 30, 1999.
Head coach Cindy Timchal's squad will host three home dates and travel to two tournaments throughout October and early November to complete its fall ball preparation for next season. Until then, the team will hold regular practice sessions to prepare to defend its national title again this year. The Terrapins are pushing for their sixth straight national championship this spring after defeating Virginia in the final last year, 16-6.
Maryland opens its fall ball schedule against George Mason at home on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Terps then have a week before they travel to George Mason, this time for a tournament on Oct. 16. Maryland plays Massachusetts on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. and 1999 national runner-up Virginia on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Both games are at home. The Terrapins finish the competitive part of their fall schedule with an all-day tournament at Loyola on Nov. 6.
The University of Maryland and STX will also hold the 9th Annual 3-on-3 Lacrosse Open on October 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tournament will feature a complete day of competition, T-shirts, awards, and a shootout. Maryland assistant coach Gary Gait will also have a shooting demonstration at the tournament. The registration fee is $30 per person. Each team may have up to six players, including a goalie. The tournament will be held on the University of Maryland Recreation Turf Field. Anyone interested in participating in the tournament should contact Becca Slingluff, tournament director, at 410-643-9629 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is October 23 and space is limited.