Women's Lacrosse Defeats Virginia 16-6 for National Championship

May 18, 1999

BALTIMORE, Md. - Top-ranked Maryland scored early and often as the Terrapins won their fifth consecutive NCAA title with a 16-6 victory over Virginia. Maryland's Jen Adams, the tournament MVP, led all scorers with four goals and added and assist to help the Terps claim their seventh NCAA lacrosse title.

The Terrapins jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game before the Cavaliers got on the board at 17:09 as Jamie Haas (Berwyn, Pa./Marple Newtown) scored in her record 18th consecutive game. Maryland then scored two more goals to take a 6-1 lead before Haas found Mills Hook (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul's) on the cresae to cut the deficit to 6-2. But the Terrapins scored the final five goals of the period to take an 11-2 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Terps continued their onslaught of the Virginia cage, scoring the next five goals to take a 16-2 lead. The Cavaliers closed out the game, scoring the final four goals of the game, including a hat trick by Samm Taylor (Springfield, Va../Robinson) in the final five minutes to make the final score 16-6.

Virginia closes out the season with its second consecutive runner-up trophy and third in the last four years. In addition, the Cavaliers end the season at 15-6, with the 21 games being the most played in a single season in Virginia history. Haas set two records in 1999, scoring in 18 consecutive games and setting the record for points scored as a second year with her 59. The 59 points also ranks ninth all-time for a single season.

                1   2   Final (records)
Virginia (#2)   2   4   6 (15-6)
Maryland (#1)   11  5   16 (21-0)

Goals: V: Taylor 3, Haas, Hook,Hull M: Adams 4, Sommar 3, Comito 2, McNamara 2, Carney 2, Jenkins 2, Egan Assists: V: Haas, Hook, Sambus M: Carney 5, Sommar 3, Adams, Porras, Jenkins Shots: V: 36, M: 34 Free position attempts: V: 5, M: 7 Ground balls: V: 40, M:32 Caused turnovers: V: 10, M: 11 Turnovers: V: 15, M: 19 Draw controls: V: 10, M: 14 Fouls: V: 14, M: 11 Saves: V; Segarra 1, McCarthy 9, M: Kahoe 18, Blouin 1 Clearing: V: 15-18, M: 17-25