Maryland Closes Out Regular Season Against Loyola On Senior Day

May 6, 2005

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The eighth-ranked Maryland Terrapins, coming off a thrilling 13-12 victory over No. 5 Princeton on Wednesday, will play host to Loyola tomorrow at Ludwig Field at 1 p.m. Prior to the start of the game, seniors Kate Capelle, Annie Collins, Jessica Dorney, Kirah Miles, Meredith O'Brien, Megan Sommar, Greta Sommers and Acacia Walker will be honored.

Loyola enters tomorrow's game with a 5-10 record on the year following its loss to Virginia on Tuesday. The Greyhounds have played the second-toughest schedule in the country, according to


Game Information
#8 Maryland vs. Loyola
Sunday, May 7, 1 p.m.
Ludwig Field

Maryland leads the all-time series with the Greyhounds, 22-3, including last year's 12-7 victory in Baltimore. Brooke Richards had three goals and one assist to help pace the Terp offense, and Kirah Miles made 14 saves to seal the victory.

A look ahead: Selection for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday, May 5, at 9 p.m. The selection show will be aired live on CSTV.

The Last Time Out
• The Terps overcame two, one-goal deficits in the first overtime periods and Brooke Richards scored the game-winner in the second sudden victory period as the Terps prevailed, 13-12. Richards finished the game with three goals and two assists, and four Terps notched two goals in the victory.
Katie Doolittle had two goals and one assist, but also contributed a game-high six draws in the victory.
• The Terps won every draw in overtime.
• Princeton marked the sixth-straight ranked opponent for Maryland. The Terps went 4-2 in that stretch.

Senior Stuff
• The senior class has helped Maryland to 55 victories since 2002, including the 2003 ACC championship. That season, the Terps also advanced to the national semifinals.
Annie Collins has been with the program since 2001 (Maryland's last national title), and Kate Capelle is in her second year with the team.

Senior Sparks
• In addition to having the three leading point scorers on the team, Terp seniors are atop the list in every major statistical category this season. Below is a look at the senior class' influence on the stats (lists top three in each category, seniors in bold):
Goals: Cox (33), Walker (32), Doolittle (28)
Assists: Collins (23), Richards (19), Dorney (14)
Points: Collins (43), Dorney (40), Walker (39),
Ground Balls: Miles (41), Clipp (39), Collins (38)
Draw Controls: Walker (33), Doolittle (23), Collins (22)
Caused T/O's: Sommers (23), Clipp (22), Cox (18)

Scouting Loyola
• Following a mid-week loss to Virginia, the Greyhounds enter the game with a 5-10 mark. The 'Hounds schedule, though, is deemed by many to be among the toughest in the country.
• Loyola has scored 168 goals, but have allowed 172. The Greyhounds have committed 219 turnovers on the season.
• The Greyhounds are paced offensively by Kate McHarg's 54 goals. Rachel Shuck has a team-high 31 assists to go with 17 goals for 48 points. Sydney Greene has contributed 32 goals as well.
• Kim Lawton and Cindy Nicolaus have split time in the cage this season, each logging over 400 minutes. Lawton plays the first half before being relieved by Nicolaus. The two have similar statistics, with Lawton having a slightly lower goals-against average and more saves.
• Loyola is coached by Kerri O'Day. She is in her second season at the helm of the Greyhounds.