No. 4 Maryland Faces Old Dominion Saturday At Noon

March 16, 2006

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. The fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapin women's lacrosse team returns to action this Saturday against Old Dominion. The game, which had been previously scheduled for 1 p.m., will start at noon at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex.

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    The Terps (4-3) have been off since defeating Brown 21-5 last Saturday in Providence. Old Dominion (2-1) fell at Richmond 22-10 on Wednesday.

    Maryland won last year's meeting 13-6 after being held to just one goal in the first half. The Terps outscored ODU 12-4 in the second half and were led by Kelly Kasper's four second half goals.

    The Terps are 23-0 all-time against Old Dominion. The Monarchs have never scored more than nine goals vs. the Terrapins.

    A Glance Ahead: The Terps will face Dartmouth on Tuesday, March 21, at 1 p.m., at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex. The game had been originally scheduled for 3 p.m.

    Terp Tidbits
    • The Terps are starting a six-game homestand this Saturday vs. Old Dominion. Maryland will not play on the road until April 9 vs. Johns Hopkins.
    • Junior Krista Pellizzi has already surpassed her career highs for goals in a season (15) and points in a season (23). Her eight points last week against Brown are the most by a Terp this year.
    • Terp defenders Becky Clipp and Lauren Cohen got into the offensive action last week against the Bears. Clipp tallied a goal and an assist while Cohen found the back of the net twice for Maryland.
    • Maryland had its best performance on draws against Brown controlling 21 of the 28 contested.
    Delia Cox is on pace to have her most productive offensive season. The senior is averaging 4.29 points a game and has 30 goals and nine assists on the year.
    • Through seven games, the Terrapin defense has allowed just two opponents over double-digit goals.
    • Sophomore Kelly Kasper has proven to be a playmaker all over the field for the Terps. In addition to her 13 goals and seven assists, Kasper leads the team in caused turnovers with 17.
    • Ten different players have scored goals for the Terps this year.
    • In Terrapin victories, Maryland is out-drawing opponents 55-34. In losses, opponents hold a 38-27 advantage.

    The Week That Was
    • The Terps split their two games last week, falling 14-9 to Virginia and defeated Brown 21-5.
    • Virginia used a 5-0 run spanning the first and second halves to pull away and defeat Maryland, 14-9, last Tuesday night. Krista Pellizzi scored four points on two goals and two assists and Delia Cox scored a hat trick to lead the Terp offense.
    • Eight different players notched goals as the fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapins rolled past Brown, 21-5, Saturday afternoon in Providence. The Terps were paced by Krista Pellizzi's five goals and three assists. Delia Cox and Kelly Kasper each added five points, and Katie Doolittle netted four goals for Maryland. The Maryland defense caused seven of Brown's 21 turnovers, with two each coming from Martha Raver and Lauren Cohen.

    Scouting The Monarchs
    • Old Dominion enters Saturday's contest with a 2-1 record. The Monarchs opened the season with victories over American and UMBC before falling to Richmond in their last outing.
    • Maryland and Old Dominion have one common opponent on the early season: Richmond. The Terps defeated the Spiders 12-9, while the Monarchs dropped a 22-10 decision to their intra-state rival.
    • ODU is paced by Caroline Jacobs' 15 points on seven goals and eight assists. She led the Monarchs against Richmond with two goals and two assists. Ashley Stanwick leads the team in goals scored with eight.
    • Michelle Gannon has started in the cage in all three of ODU's games this season. She has 23 saves and has a goals-against average of 12.29. Sara Larson has also seen quality minutes this season, playing nearly 40 minutes in two games.

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    Pellizzi Power
    • Junior Krista Pellizzi is having a breakout season in her third year with the Terrapins. In just seven games, she has set career-highs for goals (15) and points (23).
    • In her last two games, Pellizzi posted 12 points.

    Moving On Up
    Delia Cox has scored 139 goals in her career, and she now needs just 10 more goals to crack Maryland's top 10 in that category. Courtney Hobbs and Sascha Newmarch are tied for 10th with 149 career goals.

    Terps Up For NCAA Anniversary Team
    • As part of the NCAA's celebration of the 25th Anniversary of NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships, the NCAA is selecting an Anniversary team. Fifteen Maryland Terrapin players and head coach Cindy Timchal are eligible to be selected on the 12-person team.
    • Fans can vote to select the team at Information about all players and their honors can also be found on that page. A most outstanding individual student-athlete will also be determined.
    Jen Adams, Kelly Amonte, Quinn Carney, Allison Comito, Betsy Elder, Anysia Fedec, Celine Flynn, Sarah Forbes, Laura Harmon, Christine Jenkins, Alex Kahoe, Cathy Nelson, Sascha Newmarch, Kristin Sommar and Tracy Stumpf are among the 45 player eligible to be selected.
    • Head coach Cindy Timchal, who has won eight NCAA titles with the Terps, is one of the five coaches listed for the Anniversary team.