April 7, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Terrapin women's lacrosse team will look to get back in the win column with a Saturday contest against No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. The first draw is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Ludwig Field. GameTracker and live audio will be provided on www.umterps.com.
The Terps (7-5) are coming off a tough 8-6 loss to No. 4 Georgetown on Wednesday. The Hoyas erased a 6-2 deficit in the second half to get past the Terps, despite a tremendous effort out of Greta Sommers. Sommers scored one goal and two assists in transition, and limited Georgetown's top offensive weapon Coco Stanwick to just one goal and one assist. Jessica Dorney chipped in two goals for the Terps.
The Blue Jays (7-2) won their sixth straight on Wednesday, rolling past UMBC 16-6. Mary Key led Hopkins by matching her career high of eight points (5g, 3a) in the win over the Retrievers. Meagan Voit added a hat trick for the Blue Jays as 10 different players scored for JHU.
#9 Maryland vs. #12 Johns Hopkins
Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m.Ludwig Field
The Terps have never lost to Johns Hopkins in six previous meetings. Maryland won last year's game, 14-11, at Homewood Field. The 11 goals was the most scored by Hopkins in the series' history. The last time the two teams met in College Park, Maryland came away with a 19-4 victory.
In Maryland's last three games, All-America candidate Greta Sommers has proven that she can erase the other team's best offensive weapon. In successive games, Sommers and the Terp defense have limited Ohio State's Regina Oliver, Virginia Tech's Natasha Fuchs and Georgetown's Coco Stanwick -- forcing the opposition to find another source of offense. Below is the offensive output for the opposing team's top scorer against the Terps in the last three games:
Regina Oliver, Ohio State: 1g, 1a
Natasha Fuchs, Virginia Tech: 0g, 1a
Coco Stanwick, Georgetown: 1g, 1a
The Terp defense will face another prolific scorer against Johns Hopkins in Mary Key. Key has 47 points on 40 goals and 17 assists.
Terp Odds and Ends
Senior Acacia Walker scored her 100th goal against Georgetown ... she is just the 25th player to accomplish the feat ... Jessica Dorney and Annie Collins extended their scoring streaks against Georgetown ... Dorney has scored a goal in 11 of Maryland's 12 games ... Maryland failed to score double-digits for the fourth time this season, all of which were losses ... Greta Sommers had nine points in her first three seasons with Maryland and has five in the last two games ... outside of the loss to Virginia, Maryland's four other losses have been by a combined eight goals ... the game against Hopkins will be Maryland's seventh against a ranked opponent already this season ... JHU and Maryland have two common opponents this season in George Mason and Ohio State ... both teams defeated the Patriots, and Maryland defeated the Buckeyes but Hopkins fell, 12-9 ... both of the Blue Jays losses have come against ranked teams.
Scouting Johns Hopkins
The Blue Jays come to College Park, Md., on Saturday after a Wednesday game against UMBC. The Blue Jays are 7-2 on the year and 3-1 in the American Lacrosse Conference.
Hopkins is led by Mary Key, who was named ALC Player of the Week on March 30. Key leads the team with 47 points on 30 goals and 17 assists. The next leading scorers are Sarah Walsh and Lauren Schwarzmann with 16 points each.
The Blue Jay defense is anchored by Lacey- Leigh Hentz. The Inside Lacrosse preseason All-American leads the team with 18 caused turnovers. She also has a goal and two assists on the year.
Lauren Riddick has played every minute of every game in net for the Blue Jays this season. The junior from Charlottesville, Va., is allowing just over six goals per game and has 50 saves on the year. Last season against the Terps, the Maryland defense pressured Riddick into two turnovers early in the game as Maryland went on to win 14-11.
Head coach Janine Tucker is in her 12th season with the Blue Jays and is the school's all-time winningest coach with a 141-52 mark.