No. 6 Maryland Plays Host To No. 5 Georgetown In Women's Lacrosse

April 4, 2006

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The sixth-ranked Maryland Terrapin women's lacrosse team, winners of six in a row, concludes regular season play at home against the fifth-ranked Georgetown Hoyas. The first draw from the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex is at 7 p.m. Wednesday's game will mark the final final regular season game in College Park for four seniors: Delia Cox, Molly McCourt, Brooke Richards and Lisa Valentine.

    The Terps enter Wednesday's game with a record of 9-3 (1-2 ACC) after posting an 18-9 win over Virginia Tech last week. Georgetown enters the game with a record of 7-1 (2-0 BIG EAST). The Hoyas defeated fifth-ranked North Carolina in its last time out, 8-7 in overtime.

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    After winning the first 11 games of the series between the two schools, Maryland is just 2-3 in the last five meetings against the Hoyas. Georgetown has won the last two meetings, including an 8-6 win over the Terps last season in Washington, D.C.

    A Glance Ahead: Maryland will play another local rival as well as face a second-straight top-five opponent this week on Sunday at No. 2 Johns Hopkins. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU starting at noon.

    Kasper ACC Player Of The Week
    Kelly Kasper was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week after leading the Terrapins to a 18-9 conference victory over Virginia Tech. Kasper, who shares the honor with Virginia's Ginger Miles, is the second Terrapin in as many weeks to be honored by the league.
    Delia Cox was the ACC's Player of the Week last week (March 27).
    • Kasper had a career game against the Hokies tallying career-highs in points with nine, goals (5) and assists (4). The sophomore midfielder also pulled down a game-high seven draw controls as the Terps held a decisive 24-5 advantage over the Hokies in that category. Kasper also added two caused turnovers in the win.

    Terp Tidbits
    • The Terps have scored 104 goals over the last six games (17.33 per game). During that span, Katie Doolittle has netted the most goals for the Terps with 21. The Maryland defense has been equally as impressive in the last six games allowing only 44 goals (7.33 per game).
    • Maryland's six-game winning streak is the longest since 2004 (the Terps won 10-straight that season).
    • In the last two games, one Maryland player has had a hand in half of the team's goals. Against Ohio State, Delia Cox had a goal or assist on eight of Maryland's 16 scores. Against Virginia Tech, it was Kelly Kasper who did the same on nine of the Terps' 18 tallies.
    Delia Cox has scored two goals or more goals in the last 10 games. She has scored at least three goals in 10 out of 12 games this year. Cox is second in the ACC and 17th in the country in goals per game (3.08).
    Allie Buote is just 10 saves shy of 100 on the season.
    Krista Pellizzi had 34 career points (23g, 11a) in two seasons as a Terrapin. This season she has 47 points (29g, 18a).
    • The Terps have five players with 25 or more points. Four players have double-digit assists on the year.
    • Maryland is 2-2 vs. ranked opponents this year, including two-straight.
    Kelly Kasper has proven she can make plays all over the field for the Terps. She is among the top three on the team in six different statisical categories (goals, assists, points, draw controls, groundballs and caused turnovers). She leads the ACC and is eighth in the country in caused turnovers per game (2.14).

    The Week That Was
    • The Terps picked up their first ACC win of the season defeating Virginia Tech, 18-9.
    Kelly Kasper scored five goals and added four assists and Krista Pellizzi chipped in eight points on five goals and three assists as the Terps won their sixth in a row.
    • In addition to her career-high nine points, Kasper pulled down seven of Maryland's 24 draws on the night. She also contributed two groundballs and forced two turnovers.
    Maeve McKew and Meghan Higgins each won four draws for the Terps, helping to contribute to the glaring 24-5 advantage. Maryland out-shot Virginia Tech, 35-21, and was a perfect 4-4 on free-position shots.

    That Thing You Doo
    • Junior Katie Doolittle has found her scoring touch that has coincided with Maryland's six-game winning streak.
    • In the last six games, she has a team-high 21 goals and one assist.
    • In four of the last five games, she has at least three goals.
    • Through the first seven games of the season, she had just seven goals and one assist.

    Scouting The Hoyas
    • Georgetown enters Wednesday's game with a record of 7-1. In their last time out, the Hoyas edged No. 5 North Carolina, 8-7, in overtime.
    • Coco Stanwick leads the team with 29 goals on the year. She also has three assists for a team-leading 32 points.
    • Sara Zorzi leads the Hoyas with 11 assists.
    • Georgetown is giving up only 6.05 goals per game this season. Only 17 of the 49 goals they have allowed this year have been assisted.
    • Maggie Koch has played every minute in the cage for the Hoyas this year. She has made 68 saves compared to allowing 49 goals (58.1 save percentage). Koch leads the NCAA in goals-against average (6.05).
    • The Hoyas only loss this season came at the hands of Duke, a 10-8 loss in Durham.
    • Four of Gerogetown's eight games have been decided by three goals or less.

    Tale of the Tape
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    Moving On Up
    Delia Cox has scored 155 goals in her career, and she now needs just four more goals to crack Maryland's top six in that category.

    Tough Tests
    • The Terrapins traditionally play one of the nation's most difficult schedules, and 2006 will be no different. Ten Maryland opponents are ranked in the most recent Inside Lacrosse poll, eight of which are in the top 10. The Terps will face two top-five opponents this week in Georgetown and Johns Hopkins.