May 8, 2000
College Park, Md. -
Game Facts No. 1 Maryland vs. Georgetown/Syracuse What: NCAA Quarterfinals When: May 14, 2000 1:00 p.m., ET Where: Ludwig Field (4,000)
Only the "Who?" remains a question for the Terrapin women's lacrosse team, who recieved their NCAA bid last night and will have a first-round bye. It's down to two prospective quarterfinal opponents, however, as the Terps' keep a close eye on the Georgetown/Syracuse match-up on Thursday to see who they'll take the draw against on Sunday at Ludwig Field.
Potential Quarterfinal Opponent- Georgetown
Georgetown's selection to the tournament marks its third consecutive NCAA bid. The Hoyas and Terrapins met in the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA Tournament, with Maryland advancing to the semifinals with a 17-6 win. Earlier this season, the Terps downed then-No. 5 Georgetown 16-6 at Ludwig Field on April 13. Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) and Meg McNamara (East Northport, N.Y.) both scored three goals against the Hoyas with goalie Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) posting her season-high 16 saves against the Hoya offense. Maryland and Georgetown have met eight times, resulting in an 8-0 perfect record, including the 1999 quarterfinal game. The Terrapins won that contest 17-6, and were powered by seven goals from Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.) and another four from Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.).
Potential Quarterfinal Opponent- Syracuse
In only the third year of the program, Syracuse's NCAA bid is the first ever for the Orange. The Terps' series with the Orangewomen is a short one compared to most with only three games between the teams. The series began in 1998, and Maryland is up 3-0 on the Orangewomen after a 24-11 win in the Carrier Dome earlier this season. Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia) and Allison Comito both netted six goals each for the Terps in the team's first-ever trip to the Carrier Dome.
Adams' Single-Season Numbers
Jen Adams is on the doorstep of resetting every single-season mark in the Maryland record books as she enters the postseason. Adams needs only four goals, three assists, and four points to top the single-season charts in every offensive category at Maryland.
Maryland's Single-season Charts
The Terps' Offensive Numbers
Indisputably the most productive offense in the nation, the No. 1-ranked Maryland Terrapins are averaging over 16.36 goals per game, and outscoring its opponents by an average of 9.44 goals per game. The Terps are powered by five scorers with over 30 goals apiece, including the nation's leading scorer Jen Adams (6.00 ppg). In addition to Adams, who is also second nationally in assists per game, two other individuals are ranked offensively for Maryland. Attacker Allison Comito (ranked 13th with 4.33 ppg) and midfielder Quinn Carney (ranked 7th with 1.89 apg) were both ranked in the top 15 nationally last week. Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) have each added over 30 goals and 20 assists this season to round out the Terps' offensive punch.
Adams' Scoring Streaks
Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 49 games. Adams, who has 268 points for her career, began her streak on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple. The last time she was held scoreless was on March 30, 1998, in the Terps' 16-4 win against Vanderbilt. The Terps' scoring leader again this year, she is averaging 6.00 ppg. Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 30 games.
Jenkins' Scoring Streak To 50
Christie Jenkins is riding a 52-game scoring streak after the Loyola game. The last time the midfielder was held scoreless was on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She has 222 career points, and has moved into a tie for fifth on Maryland's career points list.
Carney's Scoring Streak
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 48 games after the win over Temple. Her streak began on April 23, 1998, when she totaled one assist in the Terps' 16-7 win at William & Mary. The last time Carney was held scoreless was April 11, 1998, against UNC in the ACC Semifinals.
The Terps' Team Streaks
Maryland will puts its 46-game non conference win streak on the line when it meets either Georgetown or Syracuse in the quarterfinals Sunday. The last time Maryland lost a non conference match-up was April 22, 1997 vs. Loyola in a 7-6 win for the Greyhounds. The Terps' also have a 30-game home win streak that dates back to a 10-9 win on April 24, 1997, against William & Mary. That makes the 7-6 home loss to Loyola the last time the Terps lost at home, in addition to being the team's last non conference loss.
Maryland in the Polls
Last week marked the Terps' 10th straight week at the top of the IWLCA poll this year. Maryland has been the No. 1 team in the nation for 21 consecutive polls, dating back to the final rankings of 1998 when the Terps' captured their fourth-straight NCAA title.
The Terps Vs. Ranked Teams
No. 1 Maryland plays one of the toughest schedule in Division I women's lacrosse, and has already faced 15 ranked opponents this year for a 14-1 record against foes ranked in the IWLCA poll. The Terps are 6-1 against opponents ranked in the Top 5, with wins over then-No. 2 Duke on March 3 (14-10), then-No. 4 Virginia on March 14 (17-8), then-No. 4 James Madison (24-15) on April 1, then-5 Georgetown (16-6) on April 13, then-No. 3 Princeton (14-7) on April 26, and then-No. 5 Loyola on April 29 (12-4). Maryland's only loss to a Top 5 opponent, or any opponent for that matter, was its 14-13 triple overtime loss to then-No. 5 North Carolina. The Terps' are 14-1 against ranked opponents, and hold a 10-1 advantage over Top-10 foes.