Maryland Welcomes Penn State To College Park For Women's Lacrosse Home Opener Thursday

March 8, 2000

Terps Home Opener Vs. Lions
The Terrapins return to College Park this Thursday for their home opener against No. 10 Penn State. The Top 10 match-up begins at 3 p.m. on Ludwig Field and will pit interim head coach Karen Schnellenbach against 19-year veteran Cindy Timchal. Maryland holds a 21-13-1 advantage over the Lady Lions in the series. Last year, the Terps meet the Lions twice, once during the regular season and once during the NCAA Tournament. Maryland won the first match-up 12-8 in the season-opener, and stopped the Lions championship run in the semifinals with a 17-13 decision. Penn State is the only Big Ten team the Terps will face this season. Maryland won the last match-up at Ludwig Field 10-6 in 1996.

NCAA Semifinals vs. Penn State
Eight Terrapins contributed to a balanced offensive attack as top-seed Maryland was a 17-13 winner over fifth-seed Penn State in the NCAA semifinals in Baltimore. Maryland improved to 20-0 while Penn State finished its season with a 15-5 record. Maryland earned its sixth-consecutive title-game appearance and will look to extend their streak to five-straight championship crowns. Penn State did open a 6-2 lead, leaving Maryland with its largest deficit of the 1999 season. Maryland responded with a 7-2 run to take a 9-8 lead at the half. The Nittany Lions struck first in the second half, tying the game 9-9, but Maryland secured a lead they would not relinquish with 27:19 remaining thanks to the first of Christie Jenkins' three second-half goals. Jen Adams led the Maryland offense with four goals and two assists.

Adams broke Maryland's single-season point record. She ran her season tally to 112 points with the win. Kristin Sommar contributed three goals and three assists for Maryland. Jenkins and Allison Comito scored three goals apiece, while Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) added two goals and three assists. Maryland's Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) recorded 14 saves.

Penn State was led by Jen Webb's four goals, while Jen Johnson pitched in with three goals and one assist. Emily Mechem and Colleen O'Brien added three goals each. Megan Ames made nine saves for the Lions.

Two national collegiate tournament records were established in the game as the two teams combined for 30 goals. Penn State's Julie Tice collected four assists in the game, giving her 11 for the tournament and breaking the old mark of seven.

Box Score   1 2   F
Penn State  8 5 -13
Maryland    9 8 -17


Jen Adams        4-2-6
Kristin Sommar   3-3-6
Quinn Carney     2-3-5
Allison Comito   3-0-3
Christie Jenkins 3-0-3
Megan McNamara   1-0-1
Courtney Hobbs   1-0-1
Meredith Egan    0-2-2

PSU: Jen Webb 4-0-4 Jen Johnson 3-1-4 Colleen O' Brein 3-0-3 Emily Mecham 3-0-3 Julie Tice 0-4-4 B.J. Lucey 0-1-1


Alex Kahoe (18 saves, 13 GA, 60 min.)

PSU: Bowen Holden (12 saves, 17 GA, 60 min.)


Category     Maryland   Penn State
Shots          32         26
Turnovers      14         18
Draw Controls  13         18
Fouls          17          9
Ground Balls   36         23

Attendance: 2,160

WMUC Starts Broadcast with PSU
88.1 FM WMUC will begin its broadcast schedule this Thursday against Penn State at approximately 2:45, live from Ludwig Field. The Maryland station is tentatively set to carry seven of the Terps regular season games, and will most likely cover all Maryland's ACC and NCAA games. Live broadcasts on WMUC can also be found at and

WMUC Women's Lacrosse Broadcast Schedule

Date      Opponent       Airtime
Mar. 9    Penn State      2:45
Mar. 14   Virginia        6:45
Mar. 25   Old Dominion   12:45
Mar. 28   Temple          2:45
Mar. 30   Harvard         3:45
Apr. 1    Brown           3:45
Apr. 13   Georgetown      3:45