April 21, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The top-ranked Maryland Terrapins (13-1) go head-to-head with the No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers (9-4) on Saturday in the ACC semifinals. The Terps' game will begin at approximately 3 p.m., 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first semifinal, which pits No. 3 Duke and No. 6 North Carolina head-to-head at 1 p.m. Maryland enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, with a 2-1 record, while Virginia is the No. 3 seed at 1-2. The Terrapins are looking for their 11th win against a ranked team when they set the draw on Saturday against the Cavs. On March 14, Maryland and Virginia had their regular season ACC match-up at Ludwig Field. Despite leading the Terps 6-5 at halftime, Maryland pulled away, outscoring the Cavs 12-2 in the second half. When time expired, the Terps came away with the 17-8 win to finish 2-1 in the ACC regular season. Virginia is the only ACC team besides Maryland to win an ACC title. The Terps have taken the title twice (1997 and '99) since the tournament's inception in 1997. The Cavaliers claimed the championship in 1998. Maryland was knocked out in the first round by North Carolina that year by a 12-10 margin.
A Look At The ACC
Regular season ACC action came to a close in a flurry, altering and finalizing the match-ups for the ACC Tournament. In the final week of ACC action, Virginia upset Duke 10-8 to take over the three seed in the tournament. Despite the Terps' No. 1 ranking nationally, Maryland remains the No. 2 seed and will face Virginia in the semifinals. Despite an identical 2-1 ACC record as the Terps, North Carolina earned the right to enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed after defeating Maryland 14-13 in triple overtime on March 5. The Tar Heels will face Tobacco Road foe Duke in the other semifinal match.
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. 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. 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
|4/19||vs. Duke||W, 14-4|
|4/20||vs. Virginia||W, 11-10|
1998 ACC Tournament at Virginia
4/18 vs. North Carolina L, 10-12
ACC Preview- A Look at the Cavs
Virginia enters the week with a 9-4 record, and will meet George Mason on Wednesday before traveling to College Park for the ACC Tournament. The Cavalier offense is led by Jamie Haas (24g, 11a) and Lauren Aumiller (23g, 12a). Frances Segarra has started every game in the nets for the Cavs for a .550 save percentage. Virginia has a +4.1 scoring margin this season.
The Maryland/Virginia Series
Maryland holds a 23-7 edge on the Cavaliers entering Friday night's game, winning the last 12 straight. The Terps defeated the Cavaliers three times in 1999, 13-3 during the regular season, 15-13 for the ACC crown and 16-6 for the national championship. The two teams last meeting at Ludwig Field was March 14 of this year. Maryland won that game by a 17-8 margin. Virginia has not beaten the Terps since March 23, 1993, when the Cavaliers took the 11-9 win.
Earlier This Season Vs. The Cavs
Junior Jen Adams led top-ranked Maryland with nine points in Maryland's 17-8 win over No. 4 Virginia at Ludwig Field. Adams scored four goals, while classmate Allison Comito and senior midfielder Christie Jenkins also netted four each.
Virginia's Mills Hook started the game off with one of her team-high three goals at 24:39 in the first half, but the Terps answered the call quickly and jumped to a 4-1 lead off two goals from Adams, one from Kristin Sommar, and another from Comito. The Cavaliers' offense was relentless in the first half, however, and scored four straight to tie the game before Maryland evened it up at 5-5 off a Jenkins score. Virginia's Jamie Haas found the back of the net with 1:22 remaining in the first half to give the Cavaliers the one-goal edge at the break, marking only the second time this season Maryland went into the half trailing its opponent.
The Terps didn't waste much time getting started in the second half, with two straight scores from Jenkins to spark the 8-0 Maryland run to start . Virginia went scoreless until the 12:43 mark when Lauren Aumiller finally scored to break the Cavs' 14-minute scoring drought. The Terps would add four more before time expired to earn their 12th-straight win over the Cavaliers. This game was the final ACC regular season game of the year for the Terps, and marked the Terps' 22nd-straight home win. The loss was the first of the year for the Cavaliers.
|No. 4 Virginia||6||2||--8|
|No. 1 Maryland||5||12||--17|
Maryland: Jen Adams 4-5-9, Christie Jenkins 4-1-5, Allison Comito 4-0-4, Meg McNamara, 3-1-4, Kristin Sommar 2-2-4, Quinn Carney 0-3-3. UVA: Mills Hook 3-1-4, Luren Aumiller 2-0-2, Jamie Haas 2-0-2,Kelly Allenbach 1-0-1, Amy Fromal 0-1-1.
Maryland: Alex Kahoe (9 saves, 8 GA, 60 min.)
UVA: Frances Segarra (11 saves, 17 GA, 60 min.)
Kahoe Earns Player of the Week
Alex Kahoe has been named the ACC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week after amassing 36 saves in a three-win week for the top-ranked Terps last week. The senior goalkeeper highlighted the week with her season-high 18 saves in Maryland's 16-6 win over No. 5 Georgetown on April 13. She also tallied 11 saves against No. 20 Johns Hopkins, carrying a shutout through the first 45 minutes of Maryland's 16-3 win on April 15. The Blue Jays' three goals were the fewest allowed by the Terps so far this season.
This week, Kahoe ranks 12th nationally with a 7.72 goals against average. A four-year starter for the Terps, she also has 128 saves this season for a .566 save percentage.
The Terps' Offensive Numbers
Indisputably the most productive offense in the nation, averaging almost 18 goals per game in 2000, Maryland has more than enough offensive weapons to keep any defense wondering. The Terps' offense is averaging an astounding 17.71 gpg through 14 games, a 1.91 goals per game improvement from their nation's-best 1999 average of 15.8 gpg. The Terrapins most potent weapons include attack Jen Adams, who leads the nation in points and goals, as well as Allison Comito and Quinn Carney, who are both in the Top 20 nationally in points per game. Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar each have added over 25 goals this season to round out the Terps' offensive punch.
Leading Scorer Jen Adams
Maryland's Jen Adams leads the nation in scoring and goals with 87 points on 51 goals and 36 assists. The Australia native enters the tournament averaging 6.21 points per game. Adams had a stellar week last week tallying a 17-point effort through three games last week, and totaled a school record-tying 11-point outing against Harvard on March 30. She also scored eight-points against then-No. 4 James Madison on April 1. This season, Adams' astounding totals have also been highlighted by an eight-point day against Old Dominion (3/25), an 18-point stretch the week of March 7-12, including a six-goal game against Syracuse (3/12), and an eight-point game against ACC rival Virginia (3/14).
Adams in the ACC
Junior Jen Adams leads the Terps in the ACC with a 3.34 goals per game average against in conference games. An attacker, she is also averaging an unbeleivable six points per game in ACC action. Adams leads every offensive category in the ACC this week. Heading into the action, she was averaging 3.85 goals per game, 2.69 assists per game, and 6.53 points per game.
Adams' Single-Season Numbers
Jen Adams is looking to make some more noise on the Maryland single-season charts this season, after etching her name at the top of the single-season goals chart last year with 71. Adams also ended last year with 46 assists, marking the second-highest single-season total, two behind Terp legend Kelly Amonte's 1996 total of 48. Her 1999 point-total of 117 was also a Maryland record for the Australia native.
So what does all of this mean? Well, she's poised to do it again. With three regular season games remaining (not counting any postseason or ACC tournament action), Adams has 51 goals (three away from the No. 10 single-season spot), 36 assists (already tied for No. 5 on the single-season assists chart), and 87 points (holding the No. 6 spot on the single-season points chart).
Maryland's Single-season Charts
Maryland's Single-Season Goals List
|6.||Mary Ann Oelgoetz||55||1990|
Maryland's Single-Season Assists List
Maryland's Single-Season Points List
|8.||Mary Ann Oelgoetz||84||1990|
Adams' Scoring Streaks
Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 44 games. Adams, who has 248 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 is averaging 6.21 ppg. Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 25 games.
Adams Ties Single-Game Marks
Maryland junior attack Jen Adams 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.
Adams on the Career Charts
After setting the single-season record for goals at Maryland in 1999 with 71, junior Jen Adams has moved onto the Terps' all-time goals list and sits at No. 6. Adams has 149 career goals, tying No. 5 Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) with 149. Adams is third on Maryland's all-time assists list with 99. Adams' career point total is now an unbelievable 248 points. A mere point separates her from taking over a piece of the No. 2 spot, where Judy Dougherty (1978-81) sits with 249.
Comito Bringing The Goals
Junior Allison Comito proved herself a deadly weapon in the Terps' offense once again when she scored four and added two assists against Brown last Tuesday. Comito is the Terps' second-leading scorer with 39 goals and 19 assists. Her 58 points in 2000 are more then halfway to her 1999 total of 81 points. She ranked 13th nationally this week in points per game with 4.23. Her big game this year came on March 12 against Syracuse when she netted six goals and two assists for an eight-point day.
Carney Turning the Assist-Meter
If Jen Adams provides the scoring in general, and Allison Comito is responsible for goals, junior Quinn Carney has been the one to distribute the ball and record the assists for the Terps this season. Carney, who takes the draw for Maryland, has 27 feeds this year and ranks fourth in the nation at 1.92 assists per game. Carney can hit the goal, as well, as demonstrated by her five-goal explosion vs. Dartmouth (3/21) and four goal effort against Brown (4/10). She has 27 assists for the season, an average of just less then two a game, and has a 4.14 ppg average.
Carney's Scoring Streak
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 42 games after the win over William & Mary on Saturday. 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.
Carney On the Assists List
With two more assists Wednesday, Quinn Carney has moved closer to the No. 7 spot, where Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) sits with 74. Teammate Christie Jenkins slides into the No. 9 slot with 65 assists. Kristin Sommar finally caught the top Terps on the assists list with her four-assists day vs. William & Mary. She now has 64 career feeds, knocking Terp assistant coach Sarah Forbes off the list.
Jenkins Turning It On
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 2.4 ppg average in the first five games to a ?ppg average in the past eight games, including two six-point games against Harvard (3/30) and James Madison (4/1), 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 17.71 goals per game.
The Jenkins' Scoring Streak
Maryland tri-captain Christie Jenkins is riding a 47-game scoring streak after the William & Mary game. The last time the midfielder was held scoreless was on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She has 206 career points, and has moved into seventh on Maryland's career points list.
Jenkins Career Numbers
Christie Jenkins moved past Terp assistant coach Cathy Nelson to claim sole possession of the No. 8 spot on the chart. Jenkins is up to 65 career assists- good enough for No. 9 on that all-time list. Jenkins' career total of 206 points is also good enough for seventh on Maryland's career points list, 11points behind Nelson, who has 217 points.
The Terps on the NCAA Charts
Not only do the Terrapins own the most productive offense in the NCAA, Maryland has the No. 1, No. 13 and No. 14 scorers in the nation in Jen Adams, Allison Comito, and Quinn Carney, as well as the nation's top scoring margin and winning percentage. Four individuals are ranked nationally for the Terps, with Adams topping last week's points chart with a 6.54 points per game average, and assist chart with 2.69 per game. She is also second in goals per game with a 3.85 average.
Comito is 13th nationally in points per game, averaging 4.23 in 13 games. Quinn Carney, averaging 4.15 points per game before this week, and ranks 14th. Carney is also fourth nationally in assists, averaging 1.92 assists per game.
Terrapin goalie Alex Kahoe ranks 12th in goals per game with a 7.72 average.
As a team, the Terps are tops in scoring offense (18.08) and scoring margin (10.23). Maryland leads both categories by an over three-goal margin in both. Maryland was also first in winning percentage at .923 entering the week.
Maryland in the Polls
This week marks the Terps' fifth straight week at the top of the IWLCA poll this year. Maryland has been the No. 1 team in the nation for 16 consecutive polls, dating back to the final rankings of 1998 when the Terps' captured their fourth-straight NCAA title.
The Terps Vs. Ranked Teams
No. 1 Maryland plays one of the toughest schedule in Division I women's lacrosse, and has already faced 11ranked opponents this year for a 10-1 record against foes ranked in the IWLCA poll. The Terps are 4-1 against opponents ranked in the Top 5, with wins over then-No. 2 Duke on March 3 (14-10), then-No. 4 Virginia on March 14 (17-8), then-No. 4 James Madison (24-15) on April 1, and then-5 Georgetown (16-6) on April 13. 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 10-1 against ranked opponents, and hold a 6-1 advantage over Top 10 foes, outscoring those opponents by an average of 6.92 goals per game.
THE TERPS' OFFENSE
BY THE NUMBERS
Maryland's Jen Adams is the nations' leading scorer with 51 goals and 36 assists.
Goals per game improvement for Maryland's offense in 2000. The Terps led the nation last year, averaging 15.8 goals per game, and have raised the bar to 17.71 this season.
Number of 20+ goal games by the top-ranked Terps this season, Syracuse (24) on March 12, Old Dominion (21) on March 25, Harvard (21) on March 31 and James Madison (24) on April 1.
Smallest margin of victory for the Terps this season, a 14-10 win over Duke on March 3 in the Terps' season opener.
The Terps are outscoring their opponents by an average of 6.23 goals in the second half this season.
The Terps' average margin of victory thru 14 games is +10.11 goals.
Junior Jen Adams scored 11 points against Harvard, tying the Maryland single-game record for points in a game (11) and assists in a game (6).
17 different Terps have netted goals for Maryland this season.
17 Terps have contributed at least one point to Maryland's offensive effort this season.
Largest margin of victory for the Terps this season, a 21-4 win over Old Dominion on March 25.
The Terps' goals per game average in 2000.
The offensive effort by the Terps' against James Madison was Maryland's second 24-goal effort this season. The first was on March 12 at Syracuse.
Total number of Terp goals this season.
No. 1 Maryland has 395 points thru 14 games (248 goals and 147 assists).