Terps, 'Hoos Meet In ACC Women's Lacrosse Showdown

March 6, 2006

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapin women's lacrosse team will take on ACC rival and ninth-ranked Virginia Tuesday night at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex. The game will be televised live by CSTV at 7 p.m. with Jason Knapp and Sheehan Stanwick Burch on the call.

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    The Terps (3-2, 0-1 ACC) defeated Richmond 12-9 on Saturday, while Virginia (3-1, 0-0 ACC) knocked off Syracuse 14-9 in its last outing.

    The `Hoos swept last year's meetings, defeating the Terps 15-8 on a cold night in Charlottesville and then eliminating Maryland from the ACC Tournament, 15-11, in April.

    Although scheduled for just one regular season game a year, Maryland and Virginia have met at least twice a season every year since 1996 counting ACC and NCAA tournament action.

    Terp Tidbits
    Delia Cox has seven assists in five games this year, setting a career high for assists in a season. Cox is averaging 4.4 points per game this season.
    • The Terrapin defense has held three straight opponents to under double-digit goals. Allie Buote, in her first season as a starter, is averaging 7.4 saves per game.
    • Virginia will be the third, ranked opponent Maryland has played in the young season. The Terps are 0-2 in those games, however, those losses came against the No. 1- and No. 2- ranked teams in the country.
    • Nine different players have scored goals for the Terps this year.
    • Maryland has had a 4-1 lead at some point in every game this season.
    • Maryland will play six of its next seven games in College Park. The Terps will play all but one game at home in the month of March.
    • In Terrapin victories, Maryland is out-drawing opponents 34-27. In losses, opponents hold a 23-17 advantage.
    • In the Terps two losses, the team has failed to score double digits.

    The Week That Was
    • The Terps won their only game of the week defeating Richmond, 12-9, on Saturday in College Park. The Terps got hat tricks from Delia Cox, Kelly Kasper and Krista Pellizzi as the Terps defeated Richmond, 12-9, Saturday afternoon at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex. The Terps led nearly the entire game, but had to withstand a late Spider rally to come away with the victory.
    • Pellizzi led all scorers with a career-high five points against Richmond. Cox had four points on a three goals and an assist, and Kasper added three goals to lead the Terps offensively.
    • The Maryland defense held its opponent to under 10 goals for the fourth consecutive game. Allie Buote made six saves to pick up the win in goal for the Terps.

    Scouting The Cavaliers
    • Virginia enters Tuesday's contest with a 3-1 record on the year. The matchup with the Terps will be the ACC opener for the `Hoos.
    • Maryland and Virginia have one common opponent on the early season: Richmond. The Terps defeated the Spiders 12-9, while the `Hoos dropped a narrow 8-7 decision to their intra-state rival.
    • Virginia is paced offensively by freshman Blair Weymouth. She has 12 goals and seven assists this season. All-America senior Tyler Leachman is second on the team with 10 goals and four assists.
    • Ginger Miles is in her second season as a starter in goal for UVa. She has 22 saves and has a goals-against average of 8.64 on the year.
    • Virginia is out-drawing opponents 46-37 on the year. Weymouth and Nikki Lieb lead the team with seven each.
    • UVa's margin of victory in its three wins is just 2.67.
    • Virginia has won five straight against Maryland. The Terps last win against the Cavaliers came on April 20, 2003 in Charlottesville (11-6), to win the ACC Tournament title. Maryland's last win against Virginia in College Park was March 14, 2000 (17-8). The Terps still hold a 29-13 lead in the all-time series.

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    Cox, Kasper On Tewaaraton Watch List
    • Maryland's Delia Cox and Kelly Kasper are among the 30 players on the 2006 Tewaaraton Watch List. This preseason list highlights the players to watch, as all NCAA Division I, II and III players vie for the highest individual honor in the sport. The players on the list were nominated by coaches across all three divisions.
    • Both players are off to strong starts in 2006. Cox leads the team with 22 points on 15 goals and seven assists through three games. Her seven assists are already a career best for a season.
    • Kasper is second on the team with 14 points on 10 goals and four assists. She also leads the team in caused turnovers with 14.

    Moving On Up
    Delia Cox has scored 133 goals in her career, and she now needs just 16 more goals to crack Maryland's top 10 in that category. Courtney Hobbs and Sascha Newmarch are tied for 10th with 149 career goals.

    ACC Power
    • With just six members, the ACC is one of the strongest leagues in the sport. Four out of the six teams are ranked in the top ten in the nation (according to the Inside Lacrosse poll), including Duke (2nd), North Carolina (3rd), Maryland (4th) and Virginia (9th).
    • In 15 of the last 16 seasons, the ACC has had at least one team in the finals (winning 11 national titles during that span).

    Tough Tests
    • The Terrapins traditionally play one of the nation's most difficult schedules, and 2006 will be no different. Nine Maryland opponents are ranked in the most recent Inside Lacrosse poll, all of which are in the top 10.