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Terrapins Host Towson April 7
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

April 5, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland womens lacrosse team returns to Ludwig Field on Wed., April 7, hosting the Towson Tigers at 4 p.m. The Terps own a 4-0 record while playing in front of their home crowd, including a thrilling 12-11 overtime victory against fifth-ranked James Madison last Saturday.

RECORDS AND RANKINGS
Maryland enters Wednesdays game against Towson carrying a 10-0 record following its 12-11 overtime win against James Madison on Saturday. Six of Marylands 10 wins have been against teams ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll. Maryland has been ranked No. 1 all five weeks in the IWLCA poll. Towson enters Wednesdays game with the Terps sporting a 3-5 record and play at George Mason on Monday. The Tigers are not ranked in the most recent IWLCA poll.

Game Facts and Coverage
Towson at Maryland
Wednesday, April 7, 1999
4:00 p.m.
Ludwig Field

Maryland at Harvard
Sunday, April 11, 1999
1:00 p.m.
Ohiri Field

Series history: Maryland and Towson meet for the 32nd time in school history on Wednesday. The Terps own a 25-6 advantage against the Tigers. Sundays meeting against Harvard marks the 22nd meeting between the Terps and the Crimson. Maryland holds a 14-7 series lead.

TERPS TESTED AGAINST JAMES MADISON
Marylands 12-11 come-from-behind overtime victory against fifth-ranked James Madison last Saturday tested the Terps in more than one way. Prior to Saturdays game, Maryland was limiting its opponents to a mere 5.88 goals-allowed average, and were averaging an 8.13 scoring margin against its opponents. The Terps closest win was their 8-5 win against Duke on March 5, but even then, they didnt find themselves trailing late in the second half. However, against the Dukes, Maryland found itself trailing late in the second half until Christie Jenkins tied the scored with 3:51 remaining, and eventually send the game into overtime. After taking a 3-1 early lead, the Terps hit their worst scoring drought of the season, as they went without a goal for 27:20 and missed 18 straight shots.

MARYLANDS ADAMS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS (as of March 28)
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) is among the NCAA leaders in points per game, goals per game and assists per game. Adams ranks eighth in points per game with a 4.88 average. She is ranked 14th in assists per game with a 1.75 average, and 16th in goals per game with a 3.13 average.

Maryland junior Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.) is ranked 17th in assists per game with a 1.50 average.

Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) is ranked seventh in goals-against average with a 5.95 per game average, and ranks 11th in save percentage with a .618.

HEAD COACH CINDY TIMCHAL
Marylands Cindy Timchal (West Chester 76) is in her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin womens 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 137-11 record at Maryland, and a 213-51 (.807) 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 womens 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 schools record fourth consecutive national championship.

PROBABLE STARTERS FOR MARYLAND...


Pos. No. Name 
D    #3  Kerri Mulligan (Has started in 10 games, 9 GB, 5 CT)
A    #7  Jen Adams (Has started in 10 games, leading scorer with 52 points, team-high 31 goals and 21 assists, 40 GB)
A    #9  Allison Comito (Has started in 10 games, has totaled 28 points, 18 goals, 10 assists, 27 GB, 8 CT, 7 DC)
A    #11 Tori Wellington (Has started in 10 games, 6 goals, 22 GB, 7 CT)
A    #16 Meghan McNamara (Has started in 10 games, 5 goals, 2 assists, 10 GB, 3 CT)
A    #20 Quinn Carney (Has started in 10 games, second-leading scorer, 38  points, 27 goals, 11 assists, 25 DC)
M    #10 Kristin Sommar (Has started in nine games, 24 points, 18 goals, 6 assists, 16 CT)
M    #12 Courtney Martinez (Has started in 10 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 16 GB)
M    #18 Tonia Porras (Has started in 10 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 13 GB, 17 DC)
M    #21 Christie Jenkins (Has started in 10 games, third-leading scorer with 34 points, 20 goals, 14 assists, 23 GB, 22 CT)
M    #23 Meredith Egan (Has started in 10 games, 4 goals, 1 assist, 19 GB, 9 CT)
GK   #33 Alex Kahoe (Has started in 10 games, 596 minutes played, 96 saves, 62 goals allowed, 6.24 GAA)

1999 ACC STANDINGS
as of April 5, 1999

                Overall      ACC
Teams            W   L      W   L   
Maryland        10   0      3   0   
Duke             8   1      1   1   
Virginia         6   3      0   2
North Carolina   4   4      1   2

1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll
March 29, 1999

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

THE LAST MARYLAND-TOWSON GAME:
APRIL 1998 - MARYLAND 23 , TOWSON 3
Maryland senior Sascha Newmarch scored three goals and dished out six assists to lead the fourth-ranked Terrapins to a 23-3 win against the Tigers.

TIMCHAL VS. TOWSON
Marylands Cindy Timchal has a lifetime record of 8-0 against Towson while coaching at Maryland.

TERPS VS. TOWSON
Maryland owns a 25-6 record against the Tigers, dating back to 1974.

RPI RANKINGS
Maryland is ranked No. 1 in this weeks LaxPower power ratings with a 33.34 rating. The Terps rank third in the latest LaxPower strength of schedule rating.

The fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapins exploded for 13 first-half goals and cruised to an 18-1 victory over No. 12 Old Dominion. Terp senior Sascha Newmarch tied a career-high with four goals while senior Cathy Nelson and freshman Allison Comito each added three goals to lead the explosive Terp attack. Comitos three goals this afternoon marked a career high for the freshman.Newmarch tied her career-best with four goals and added three assists. Nelson continued her stellar career against the Monarchs, posting her second hat trick of the season and added three assists. The outcome was never in jeopardy as the Terps led 13-0 after the first half. The Terps outshot the Monarchs 23-5 in the first half alone, and ended the day with a 35-19 shot differential. Old Dominion would score its only goal of the afternoon at the 50 minute mark when Jenna Bajus would score an unassisted goal.

The fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapins exploded for 13 first-half goals and cruised to an 18-1 victory over No. 12 Old Dominion. Terp senior Sascha Newmarch tied a career-high with four goals while senior Cathy Nelson and freshman Allison Comito each added three goals to lead the explosive Terp attack. Comitos three goals this afternoon marked a career high for the freshman.Newmarch tied her career-best with four goals and added three assists. Nelson continued her stellar career against the Monarchs, posting her second hat trick of the season and added three assists. The outcome was never in jeopardy as the Terps led 13-0 after the first half. The Terps outshot the Monarchs 23-5 in the first half alone, and ended the day with a 35-19 shot differential. Old Dominion would score its only goal of the afternoon at the 50 minute mark when Jenna Bajus would score an unassisted goal.

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Maryland sophomores Jen Adams and Quinn Carney have earned ACC Player of the Week honors for the respective week listed below.

Player         Week
Jen Adams      March 1
Jen Adams      March 8
Quinn Carney   March 22
KAHOE IN 1999
Maryland junior goalkeepr Alex Kahoe, the Terps all-time saves leader, has totaled 96 saves while allowing 62 goals in 596 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia. She has posted a 6.24 goals allowed average. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoes 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

*Indicates season-high

ALL-AMERICA ADAMS
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has posted All-American numbers in the Terps 10 games of the season. Adams three times has charted a career-high five-goal performance (vs. Syracuse,Brown and Temple). She leads the Terps in scoring with 52 points, and has totaled a team-high 31 goals and 21 assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian natives numbers:

TERPS BY THE NUMBERS

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.

4
Maryland junior Kristin Sommar has twice scored a career-high four goals (vs. North Carolina and Old Dominion).

5
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has scored a career-high five goals three times--against Syracuse, Brown and Temple.

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

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.

14.7
Maryland is averaging 14.7 goals per game.

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

23
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Marylands last 23 games, including all 10 this season.

23
The number of Maryland players who have played in at least one of Marylands 10 games.

52
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has totaled a team-high 52 points (31G-21A).



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