March 17, 1998
Maryland Terrapins (1-2, 0-2 ACC)
vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1-0)
Wednesday, March 18, 1998; 3 p.m.
vs. Harvard Crimson (0-2)
Sunday, March 22, 1998; 1 p.m.
TERPS ERUPT IN SEASON HOME OPENER
Freshman attack Jen Adams scored a career-high four goals as the fifth-ranked Terrapins opened the 1998 home season with a convincing 21-7 victory over Syracuse. Adams was one of eight different goal scorers on the afternoon. After leading 14-3 at the half, the Terps ran off seven more goals in the final 25 minutes of play. Maryland dominated every statistical category, including a 35 to 25 edge in shots and a 23 to 13 advantage in ground balls. Other multiple goal scorers for Maryland included senior midfielder Sascha Newmarch, senior attack Noelle Mitchell, freshmen Meredith Egan and Quinn Carney and sophomore Christie Jenkins. Newmarch also added three assists. In goal for Maryland, sophomore Alex Kahoe recorded 13 saves.
TERPS ON TAP FOR SUNDAY
Following Wednesday's match with third-ranked Virginia, the Terps host the Harvard Crimson on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Terps then go on to host four more matches before going on the road at James Madison on Saturday, April 4.
SERIES HISTORY VS. VIRGINIA
Series record: Maryland leads 18-6...
Last Maryland win: April 20, 1997, in the finals of the ACC Tournament...
Last Virginia win: March 23, 1993...
NCAA Meetings: The Terps and the Cavaliers have met four times in the NCAA Tournament. The series is tied at 2-2.
Junior Sascha Newmarch, the ACC Tournament's MVP, scored the game-winning goal with 2:45 remaining in regulation to boost the then-No. 1-ranked and No. 1 seed Maryland team to an 11-10 victory over the then-fourth-ranked and No. 2 seed Virginia in the ACC championship game. Virginia jumped out to an early 6-2 lead in the first half before the Terps would come back and outscore the Cavaliers 4-1 in the final 10 minutes of the half to close within 7-6 at the half. Sarah Forbes tied the contest two minutes into the second half and then scored three straight with 7:52 remaining to give the Terps the lead.
THE LAST TIME THE TERPS...Lost back-to-back to open a season was in 1989 when the they dropped a 12-11 decision to Delaware and a 9-7 decision to Temple. It marked the first time in Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal's career at Maryland that a Timchal-coached Maryland team lost back-to-back matches. The Terps went 1-and-1 in 1993, defeating Delaware, 21-4, and then losing at #3-ranked Virginia, 11-9. The two losses are the most suffered by this year's senior class in its four-year career history.
SERIES HISTORY VS. HARVARD
Series Record: Maryland leads 18-5...
Last Maryland win: April 12, 1997--Terps defeated the Crimson 17-4...
Last Harvard win: April 11, 1992-a 7-5 victory which marked the Terps only loss that year...
NCAA Meetings: Maryland and Harvard have met three times in the NCAA Tournament with the Terps holding a 2-1 advantage. The Terps defeated the Crimson in 1992 for the NCAA title.
LAST MEETING Senior All-American Sarah Forbes scored four goals and added three assists and senior Ginette Chelius scored the second "hat trick" of her career to lead Maryland to a 17-4 victory over Harvard. Forbes scored Maryland's third and fourth goals which helped boost the Terps to a 5-0 lead at the intermission. She added two more in the second half to put the game out of reach. Four other Terps - senior Ryan Laubach, junior Sascha Newmarch, freshmen Christie Jenkins and Tonia Porras all scored two goals each for the Terps.
NELSON IN THE RECORD BOOKS Senior attack Cathy Nelson has notched 56 career assists and is now in sixth place in the Maryland career record books.
DID YOU KNOW...
...Maryland has won at least 10 games in 21 consecutive seasons, a Division I women's lacrosse record.
...Maryland is the only team in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse history to win three consecutive national championships.
...Maryland's six national championships are the most by any school.
...The Terps have had at least one All-American every year since 1980.
...Maryland's all-time program record is 307-78-3 (79.1 winning percentage).
...Enters the Virginia match sporting a 110-10 record which dates back to the 1991 season.
WINNING WAYS: Maryland's seniors enter the 1998 season with a 57-1 record (98.3 winning percentage); its juniors with a 40-1 record (97.6 winning percentage); its sophomores are 21-1 (a 95.5 winning percentage).