Terps Travel to Harvard

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April 9, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland women's lacrosse team travels to Harvard on Sunday, April 11, for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Crimson. Following Sunday's game, the Terps travel to Georgetown on Wed., April 14, for a 4 p.m. contest.

Maryland enters Sunday's game against Harvard carrying a 11-0 record following its 21-2 win against Towson on Wednesday. Six of Maryland's 11 wins have been against teams ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll. Maryland has been ranked No. 1 all six weeks in the IWLCA poll. Harvard enters Sunday's game with the Terps sporting a 2-4 record. The Crimson most recently lost to Boston University (15-7).

Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) is nearing the mark in the Maryland single-season record book for goals, assists and points. To date, Adams is 12 goals shy of cracking the top 10 in goals with 37. Her 24 assists to date leave her four shy, and her 61 points is 14 points shy of tying former Terp great Cathy Nelson for 10th place.

Goals               No. Year
9.  Sascha Newmarch 49  1997
    Kay Ruffino     49  1985
10. Kelly Amonte    28  1993
    Anysia Fedec    28  1985
    Kay Ruffino     28  1985
10. Cathy Nelson    75  1997    

Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams is among the NCAA leaders in points per game, goals per game and assists per game. Adams ranks sixth in points per game with a 5.20 average. She is ranked 8th in assists per game with a 2.10 average, and 16th in goals per game with a 3.10 average.

Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) is ranked sixth in goals-against average with a 6.24 per game average, and ranks eighth in save percentage with a .608.

Maryland's Cindy Timchal (West Chester e76) is in her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin women's lacrosse program, and her 18th year overall. The Pennsylvania native has guided Maryland to five national championship titles, the inaugural ACC title in 1997, and eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. She has posted a 138-11 record at Maryland, and a 214-51 (.808) overall record which ranks her tied for eighth among all-time coaches in winning percentage. Her 213 career wins rank her third all-time. Timchal guided the Maryland women's lacrosse program to its pinnacle in 1997 -- its first-ever back-to-back-to-back national championship -- and followed it up with a return trip to the Final Four in 1998, and the school's record fourth consecutive national championship.

Pos No. Name 
D   #3  Kerri Mulligan (Has started in 11 games,12 GB, 5 CT)
A   #7  Jen Adams (Has started in 11 games, leading scorer with 
        61 points, team-high 37 goals and 24 assists, 44 GB)
A   #9  Allison Comito (Has started in 11 games, has totaled 33 points, 
        20 goals, 13 assists, 32 GB, 8 CT, 7 DC)
A   #11 Tori Wellington (Has started in 11 games, 6 goals, 23 GB, 7 CT)
A   #16 Meghan McNamara (Has started in 11 games, 6 goals, 
        2 assists, 11 GB, 4 CT)
A   #20 Quinn Carney (Has started in 11 games, third-leading scorer, 
        39  points, 28 goals, 11 assists, 30 DC, 17 GB)
M   #10 Kristin Sommar (Has started in 10 games, 31 points, 
        23 goals, 8 assists, 18 CT)
M   #12 Courtney Martinez (Has started in 11 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 16 GB)
M   #18 Tonia Porras (Has started in 11 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 
        15 GB, 17 DC)
M   #21 Christie Jenkins (Has started in 11 games, second-leading 
        scorer with 41 points, 23 goals, 18 assists, 25 GB, 24 CT)
M   #23 Meredith Egan (Has started in 11 games, 4 goals, 1 assist, 
        20 GB, 9 CT)
GK  #33 Alex Kahoe (Has started in 11 games, 644 minutes played, 
        99 saves, 62 goals allowed, 5.78 GAA)

as of April 8, 1999
                Overall     ACC
Teams           W   L       W   L   
Maryland        11  0       3   0   
Duke            8   1       1   1   
Virginia        7   3       0   2
North Carolina  5   4       1   2

1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll April 5, 1999

1. MARYLAND 2. Duke 3. James Madison 4. Virginia 5. Princeton 6. Penn State 7. North Carolina 8. Georgetown 9. Loyola 10. Dartmouth 11. Rutgers 12. William & Mary 13. Boston U. 14. Old Dominion 15. Delaware 16. Yale 17. Vanderbilt 18. Cornell 19. Brown 20. George Mason

Maryland junior goalkeepr Alex Kahoe, the Terps' all-time saves leader, has totaled 99 saves while allowing 62 goals in 644 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia and Towson. She has posted a 5.78 goals allowed average. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoe's performances:

Opponent                Saves
No. 9 Penn State        17*
No. 7 Duke              16
No. 2 North Carolina    14
No. 17 Syracuse         10
No. 3 Virginia          8
No. 8 Dartmouth         5
No. 20 Brown            7
No. 12 Old Dominion     4
Temple                  5
No. 5 James Madison     10
Towson                  3
*Indicates season-high

Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has posted All-American numbers in the Terps' 11 games this season. Adams charted a career-high six goals against Towson. She leads the Terps in scoring with 61 points, and has totaled a team-high 37 goals and 24 assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian native's numbers:

Opponent                Goals   Assists
No. 9 Penn State        4       1
No. 7 Duke              2       3
No. 2 North Carolina    3       0
No. 17 Syracuse         5       3
No. 3 Virginia          3       1
No. 8 Dartmouth         3       1
No. 20 Brown            5       2
No. 12 Old Dominion     0       3
Temple                  5       5*
No. 5 James Madison     1       2
Towson                  6*      3   


2 Maryland juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar are two members of the U.S. National Team.

4 Maryland won its fourth consecutive national championship last season, defeating Virginia, 11-5, in the championship game.

5 Maryland junior Kristin Sommar scored a career-high five goals against Towson.

5 Maryland junior midifelder Christie Jenkins scored a career-high five goals against Dartmouth.

6 Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams scored a career-high six goals against Towson.

7 Maryland has captured seven national titles -- 1981, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

9 Maryland extended its winning streak against Virginia to nine consecutive games with its 13-3 defeat on March 16.

13.36 Maryland is averaging 14.7 goals per game.

17 Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 17 saves in Maryland's 12-8 win against Penn State.

24 Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Maryland's last 24 games, including all 11 this season.

24 The number of Maryland players who have played in at least one of Maryland's 11 games.

61 Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has totaled a team-high 61 points (37G-24A).

339 Maryland is the country's all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 339-80-3 record.

Maryland trailed at halftime (5-3) against James Madison marking the first time since April 29, 1998, in its game against Princeton.

Maryland sophomore attack Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.) has gone from a top reserve on last year's Terp squad to a starter on this year's team. Playing behind departed seniors Sascha Newmarch and Cathy Nelson last season, Comito has started in all 11 games this season and ranks fourth in scoring with 33 points. She has scored at least one point in every game this season except against Duke. Last season, the New York native scored 11 goals and added eight assists to finish as the Terps' ninth-leading scorer. In the Terps' 12-11 win against JMU on April 3, she scored at the 63:53 mark in overtime to give the Terps a two-goal lead early in the second overtime period. She has equaled her career-high three goals twice this season, totaling hat tricks against Syracuse and Temple.