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Maryland Heads For Showdown At James Madison

Maryland Athletics
3-31-2000
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March 31, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (8-1) hits the road for its first away contest in two weeks, when it travels to No. 4 James Madison (7-1) on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Both teams have a lot in common entering the game, most notably both Maryland and James Madison have only one loss each this season with each losing by just one goal. The Terps' only loss came to North Carolina on March 5 by a 14-13 decision in triple overtime. James Madison lost its first game of the season last week by a 14-13 margin to Delaware, and is coming off a 17-6 win over 12th-ranked George Mason.

The Terps' Game at No. 4 James Madison
Maryland leads the James Madison series 27-1, with the Terps' only loss coming on April 12, 1976. The Dukes took that match-up 11-4. Maryland won the series opener in 1975 by a 3-2 margin. In 1999, Maryland squeaked out a 12-11overtime win at Ludwig Field to stay undefeated. Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.) led the Terps with three goals. Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) and Meg McNamara (East Northport, N.Y.) each had two for the Terps. Maryland has a 25 game win streak against the Dukes.

The Dukes are 5-1 after a close 14-13 loss at then-No. 12 Delaware. James Madison started the season with a 13-5 defeat of North Carolina and followed with wins against Penn State (18-11), Temple (20-5), Loyola (12-6) and Old Dominion (12-7). Senior Jess Marion is leading the Dukes with 34 goals and four assists. Attack Julie Martinez has 18 goals and three assists as the Dukes' second-leading scorer.

Maryland's Probable Starting Line-up vs. No. 4 James Madison

No.NamePos.Yr.GP/GS
2Courtney HobbsMSo.9/9
3Kerri MulliganDR-Jr.9/9
7Jen AdamsAJr.9/9
9Allison ComitoAJr.9/9
10Kristin SommarMSr.9/9
11Tori WellingtonDJr.9/9
25Meg CarringtonDJr.8/5
16Meg McNamaraAJr.8/6
18Tonia PorrasDSr.9/9
20Quinn CarneyMJr.9/9
21Christie JenkinsMSr.
33Alex KahoeGSr.9/9

Key Reserves

5Sonia JuddMFr.9/0
6Tara ForanDJr.9/0
8Bridget FrandMFr.7/0
12Courtney MartinezMJr.6/4
34Katie RobinsonASo.6/0

Adams Ties Single-Game Maryland Records for Points and Assists
Maryland junior attack Jen Adams (Marino, Australia) netted five goals and added six assists for an 11-point outing against Harvard on March 30. Her 11-point game tied the single-game Maryland record that is also held by Maryland's Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1991), Judy Dougherty (vs. Salisbury St., 1979) and Kay Ruffino (vs. Towson, 1984). The single-game assists record (6) is also held by Terp assistant coach Sarah Forbes (vs. Brown, 1997), Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1994), Karen MacCrate (vs. Rutgers, 1993), and Judy Dougherty (vs. Rutgers, 1979). Adams broke the single-season goals mark last year when she netted 71 in the Terps 1999 national championship campaign. This season, she already has 36 after nine games.

The Terps' Non-Conference Streak
Top-ranked Maryland puts its 39-game non-conference win streak on the line when it travels to James Madison Saturday. The last time Maryland lost non-conference game was on April 22, 1997 vs. Loyola. That game was a one-goal decision, ending with a 7-6 win for the Greyhounds.

The Big Three On Offense Turn Into Four...
Maryland's Jen Adams leads the nation in scoring and goals with 60 points on 36 goals and 24 assists. The Australia native is coming off an 11-point, school record tying outing against Harvard on Thursday. Adams had a five-point effort on one goal and four assists against Dartmouth (3/21) and an eight-point day against Old Dominion (3/25) for a 13-point two-game outing last week. Adams started the season with three goals each against Duke (3/3) and North Carolina (3/5), and followed-up with an 18-point stretch the week of March 7-12, including a six-goal game against Syracuse (3/12). Adams also had an eight-point game against ACC rival Virginia (3/14).

Junior Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.) continued her scoring ways on Thursday when she was one of four Terps to net three against the Crimson. Last week, she found the goal three times against Dartmouth (3/21) and netted four goals against ODU (3/25). Her totals now stand at 29 goals and 13 assists. Comito is averaging 3.22 gpg.

Junior Quinn Carney rounds out the Terps' 1-2-3 punch, with an emphasis on the assists. Carney had two points against Harvard Thursday, which followed-up a nine-point week which included a five-goal explosion vs. Dartmouth (3/21). Carney has 17 assists for the season, an average of 1.89 a game, and has a 3.67 ppg average.

Christie Jenkins has asserted herself once again this season as an important part of the Terps' offense. The senior tri-captain has gone from a 1.34 ppg average in the first three games to a 4.34 ppg average in the past six games, including a six-point game against Harvard Thursday and two five-point efforts against Virginia (3/14) and Old Dominion (3/25). A 1999 first-team All-American, she is Maryland's fourth-leading scorer this season rounding out the top four on an offense that averages 17.9 goals per game.

The Terps' Offensive Numbers
The 2000 Maryland offense is averaging an impressive 17.9 gpg through nine games. In 1999, the Terps led the nation with a 15.8 average. That's a 2.1 goals per game improvement this year.

Jen Adams Scoring Streaks
Maryland junior Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 40 games. Adams, who has 221 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 has scored no less then four points in any one game this year, and is averaging 6.67 ppg.

Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 20 games.

The Jenkins' Scoring Streak
Maryland tri-captain Christie Jenkins is riding a 42-game scoring streak into the Terps' game with James Madison. The last time the midfielder was held scoreless was on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She has 191 career points, and has moved into eighth on Maryland's career points list.

The Carney Streak Rounds It Out
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 37 games after Thursday's 21-8 win over Harvard. 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 1998 ACC semifinals.

All-American Alex
Terrapin goalie Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) is shining again as the Terps' final stand on defense. The 1999 All-American has an outstanding 6.87 gaa, and a 60.0 save percentage thru nine games.

Maryland in the Polls
This week is the Terps' fourth straight week at the top of the IWLCA poll this year. Maryland has been the No.1 team in the nation for 14 consecutive polls, dating back to the final rankings of 1998 when the Terps' captured their fourth-straight NCAA championship.

The Terps Vs. Ranked Teams
No. 1 Maryland plays one of the toughest schedules in Division I women's lacrosse, and has already faced seven ranked opponents this year for a 6-1 record against foes ranked in the IWLCA poll. The Terps are 2-1 against opponents ranked in the Top 5 heading into their Saturday clash with No. 4 James Madison, with wins over then-No. 2 Duke on March 3 (14-10), and then-No. 4 Virginia on March 14 (17-8). 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 6-1 against ranked opponents, and hold a 4-1 advantage over Top 10 foes, outscoring those opponents by an average of 6.8 goals per game.

Terps Own No. 1 Scoring Offense
Maryland, the No. 1 team in the nation again according to this week's IWLCA poll, owns the nation's most proficient scoring offensive at 17.5 goals per game entering the week. Ohio State is second, finishing last week averaging 15.75 goals per game.

Defense 2.5 Goals Behind Best
The Terps' defense was allowing 7.63 goals per game coming into this week's action, putting the Terps 13th nationally. Ohio State leads the country, giving up 5.13 goals per game. The only other ACC team ahead of Maryland in scoring defense is Virginia, allowing 7.38 goals per game.

Terps 2nd in Margin of Victory
Maryland, which owns the nation's top scoring offense and the 13th-best scoring defense, is the second-best team nationally in scoring margin entering this week. The Terps' have a +9.88 goals per game average. Ohio State leads the nation with a +10.63.

Adams Tops in NCAA Stats
Maryland junior attack Jen Adams entered this week at the top of the NCAA rankings in points per game, averaging 6.13 entering the week. She was also third in goals per game (3.88) and fourth in assists per game (2.25). Adams entered the week as the only player in the country who was ranked in the top five in all three categories.

Adams on the Career Charts
After setting the single-season record for goals at Maryland in 1999 with 71, junior Jen Adams finally moved onto the Terps' all-time goals list after scoring five against Harvard. Adams has 134 career goals, and is ninth on Maryland's career chart, one goal ahead of Christie Jenkins, who is on the career charts at No. 10 with 133. Adams is third on Maryland's all-time assists list with 87. Adams career point total is now an unbelievable 221 points. With her record-tying 11-points against Harvard, she passed Terp assistant coach Cathy Nelson (1995-98), who has 217 career points to take possession of the No. 5 spot in Maryland history. Only two points separate her from Sascha Newmarch (1995-98), who has a career total of 223.

Jenkins Career Numbers
Christie Jenkins held steady at No. 10 on the career-goals list at Maryland with 133. Jenkins is up to 58 career assists, passing Quinn Carney and landing Jenkins at No. 9, just one ahead of Carney. Jenkins' career total of 191 points is also good enough for eighth on Maryland's career goals list.

Carney Movin' On Up
With her three-assist effort against Harvard, teammate Christie Jenkins was able to slip past Quinn Carney into ninth on Maryland's career assists chart. Carney holds steady at No. 10 after one totaling one assist against the Crimson for 57 for her career and is only one assist behind Jenkins. Kristin Sommar is also hot on the pair's heels with 53.

A Look At the ACC
Despite the Terps' having no ACC regular season games remaining, the conference action is heating up with the other three teams. On March 25, then-No. 7 North Carolina upset then-No. 3 Virginia 12-5 in Charlottesville. Wednesday night, Duke downed the league-leading Tar Heels 8-7, to end Carolina's regular season ACC schedule at 2-1.

North Carolina still leads the conference race with a 2-1 record (6-3 overall). The Terps' are the ACC's second-place team at 2-1 (7-1 overall), because of their head-to-head triple overtime loss at North Carolina. Duke is third at 1-1 and still has to face Virginia in the ACC regular season, while the Cavaliers are still looking for their first conference win.

The Blue Devils' are 1-1 (6-2 overall), with their sole conference loss coming 14-10 to Maryland in the Terps' season opener. Virginia is 0-2 in the conference (6-2 overall), with losses to Maryland (17-8) and North Carolina (12-5). North Carolina has wins over Maryland (14-13, 3OT) and Virginia (12-5).

Terps To Host ACC Tournament
The University of Maryland will be the proud host of this year's ACC Championships on April 22 and 23 at Ludwig Field. The year 2000 will mark the first time in the tournament's four-year history that Maryland will be the host school. The Terrapins have won the tournament twice, in 1997 and 1999. Virginia took the 1998 championship home. Maryland is a combined 4-1 in ACC tournament action. Semifinal games will be held on April 22 at 1 and 3 p.m., with the championship game being held at 1 p.m. on April 23.

Maryland in the ACC Tournament
The two-time ACC tournament champions, Maryland is looking for its third conference crown- this time at Ludwig Field, when the ACC tournament comes to College Park on April 22-23.

Maryland took home the first-ever ACC tournament championship in 1997 with an 11-10 win over Virginia, and also won it in 1999 by defeating the Cavaliers 13-5. Maryland has made the finals ever year but 1998, when they dropped a 12-10 decision to North Carolina.

1997 ACC Tournament at Virginia
ACC Champions

4/19vs. DukeW, 14-4
4/20vs. VirginiaW, 11-10

1998 ACC Tournament at Virginia

4/18vs. North CarolinaL, 10-12

1999 ACC Tournament at North Carolina
ACC Champions

4/24vs. North CarolinaW, 19-17 ot
4/25vs. VirginiaW, 13-5

Johns Hopkins Game on WMAR
Maryland's women's lacrosse game on Apr. 15 against Johns Hopkins will be broadcast on WMAR Channel 2 Baltimore. The game will be part of a doubleheader that starts at 5:30 p.m., with the Maryland men's game to follow at 8 p.m.

WMUC To Broadcast Games
88.1 FM WMUC, the University of Maryland student radio station, will broadcast several Terrapin women's lacrosse games this season on 88.1 FM as well as on the world wide web at www.wmuc.umd.edu. Terrapin men's basketball captain Matt Hahn will provide the play-by-play , with Jason Mandel on color. The broadcast started with the Penn State game and will tentatively continue throughout the postseason.

WMUC Broadcast Schedule

DateOpponentAirtime
Apr. 1Brown3:45
Apr. 13Georgetown3:45

Terp Career Firsts
Several Terps played in their first collegiate contest ever against Towson on March 7, with Julie Shank (Arnold, Md.) coming up with her first collegiate goal. Key reserve Sonia Judd (Darlington, South Australia) also scored the first goal of her career at the 1:53 mark of the first half.

Kristin Crawford (Arnold, Md.) continued the career firsts against Penn State on March 9, netting her first career goal, with Bridget Frand

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