Women's Lacrosse Earns Fourth Seed in 1998 ACC Tournament

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April 13, 1998

Maryland Terrapins (10-2, 1-2 ACC)
vs. Georgetown Hoyas (6-4) 
Wednesday, April 15, 1998
7 p.m.

1998 ACC Tournament

  • No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 3 Duke
  • Saturday, April 18, 1998; 1 p.m.
  • No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Maryland
  • Saturday, April 18, 1998; 1 p.m.
  • University Hall Artificial Turf Field
  • Charlottesville, Va.
  • Championship Game
  • Sunday, April 19, 1998
  • 1 p.m.

    The No. 2 ranked Maryland Terrapins earned the fourth seed in this year's ACC Tournament as a result of a blind draw done by the Conference office. Maryland, Duke and Virginia were all tied for second place in the regular-season standings with a 1-2 record. A blind draw was held because the Conference was unable to determine the seeds based on head-to-head competition.

    The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country will square off on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at University Hall Artificial Turf Field on the campus of the University of Virginia. This will be the first meeting between the two schools in the ACC Tournament.

    Maryland enters the 1998 ACC Tournament as the reigning tournament champion. Last year marked the inaugural ACC Tournament as the Terps defeated Virginia, 11-10, in a come-from-behind effort.

    Senior midfielder Sascha Newmarch has recorded 129 career goals, including a career-high five against Old Dominion (3/28). She now stands in eighth place in the Maryland career record book.

    5.   Judy Dougherty        (1978-81)   143
    6.   Karen Trudel          (1982-85)   135
    7.   Mary Ann Oelgoetz     (1987-90)   130
    8.   Sascha Newmarch       (1995-98)   129


    ...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.

    Newmarch's 188 career points ranks her fifth in the all-time scoring records.

    1.   Kelly Amonte      (1993-96)   319
    2.   Judy Dougherty    (1978-81)   250
    3.   Anysia Fedec      (1984-87)   240
    4.   Betsy Elder       (1991-94)   199
    5.   Sascha Newmarch   (1995-98)   188

    Newmarch's 59 career assists, including a career-high six against Towson University (4/8), place her sixth in the career charts.

    1.   Kelly Amonte      (1993-96)   132
    2.   Judy Dougherty    (1978-81)   107
    3.   Anysia Fedec      (1984-87)   83
    4.   Karen MacCrate    (1993-96)   76
    5.   Cathy Nelson      (1995-98)   68
    6.   Sascha Newmarch   (1995-98)   59

    Senior attack Cathy Nelson has notched 68 career assists in her 70-game career, and is in fifth place in the Maryland career record book. Nelson has twice scored a season-high three assists, versus Syracuse and Old Dominion.

    1.   Kelly Amonte      (1993-96)   132
    2.   Judy Dougherty    (1978-81)   107
    3.   Anysia Fedec      (1984-87)   83
    4.   Karen MacCrate    (1993-96)   76
    5.   Cathy Nelson      (1995-98)   68

    Nelson's 182 career points place her in seventh in the Maryland record book.

    4.   Betsy Elder       (1991-94)   199
    5.   Karen Trudel      (1982-85)   185
    6.   Laura Harmon      (1992-95)   184
    7.   Cathy Nelson      (1995-98)   182

    Nelson's 114 career goals also place her in the top 10 of the Maryland record book.

    5.   Judy Dougherty      (1978-81)   143
    6.   Karen Trudel        (1982-85)   135
    7.   Mary Ann Oelgoetz   (1987-90)   130
    8.   Sascha Newmarch     (1995-98)   129
    9.   Sandy Lanahan       (1979-81)   124
    10.   Cathy Nelson       (1995-98)   114

    Sophomore goalie Alex Kahoe, the 1997 ACC co-Rookie and Goalkeeper of the Year, has started in all 12 of Maryland's games. She has allowed 71 goals in 677 minutes played (.662 save percentage) and is allowing 6.29 goals a game. She has posted double-figure saves in eight of the Terps' twelve games, including a career-high 19 saves versus Virginia on March 22.

    KAHOE'S BEST No. Oppt. Date Season High 19 Virginia March 22, 1998 Career High 19 Virginia March 22, 1998 10+ Career Saves Games 17

    Maryland's Australian duo of Sascha Newmarch and Jen Adams have combined for 43 goals and 36 assists, and rank as the Terps' top and third-leading scorers, respectively, this season. Newmarch scored a career-high five goals against Old Dominion on March 28, and recorded a career-high six assists against Towson University on April 15. She has scored four hat tricks so far this season while Adams scored a career-high four goals in the Terps' 21-7 win over Syracuse on March 14. Newmarch has scored three or more goals six times this season.


  • .921 Maryland's winning percentage during the decade of the '90s. The Terps have a record of 117-10 since the beginning of the 1990 season, and are the only team in Division I women's lacrosse to have won at least 90 percent of its games.
  • 19 Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a career-high 19 saves against Virginia on March 18.
  • 6 Six of the last 10 Maryland wins have come against ranked teams--No. 3 Virginia (11-8); No. 12 Dartmouth (16-7); No. 15 Old Dominion (18-1); No. 7 Temple (11-5); No. 8 James Madison (14-11); and No. 13 Towson.
  • 14 Different players who have scored at least one goal for the Terps this season.
  • 23 Maryland scored a season-high 23 goals against Towson University on April 8. It marked the second time this season that the Terps have scored 20+ goals.
  • 10 The Terps are riding a 10-game winning streak since dropping their first two games of the season.
  • 129 Senior Sascha Newmarch has totaled 129 career goals which places her in eighth place in Maryland's all-time record book.
  • 68 Senior Cathy Nelson has totaled 68 career assists which places her in fifth place in Maryland's all-time record book.
  • 188 Senior Sascha Newmarch has scored 175-career points in her four years as a Terp. The 188 career-point total ranks her fifth in the Maryland record book.

    Maryland's Record When...
    At Home 7-0 On the Road 3-2 Neutral Site 0-0 Vs. Ranked Opponents 6-2 Vs. Top 10 Opponents 3-1 Current Winning Streak 10 Longest Winning Streak 10 Closest Margin of Victory 11-8 14-11 Largest Margin of Victory 23-3 Avg. Margin of Victory 6.50 Largest Margin, Halftime 13-0 Largest Deficit, Halftime 7-3 Scoring First 10-0 Opponent Scoring First 0-2 Leading After Halftime 10-0 Trailing after halftime 0-2 Score 25+ Goals NA 20-24 Goals 2-0 15-19 Goals 4-0 10-14 Goals 4-0 0-0 Goals 0-2 Allow 25+ Goals NA 20-24 Goals NA 15-19 Goals NA 10-14 Goals 1-2 0-9 Goals 9-0 Outshooting Opponents 10-0 Outshot by or even with Opp. 1-1 Controlling More Ground Balls 9-0 Controlling Less Ground Balls 1-1 Even Ground Ball Totals 1-0 Day Games 10-0 Night Games 0-2

    Maryland leads the series, 3-0
    Maryland defeated the Hoyas, 15-10, on April 16, 1997.

    Seniors Caryl Duckworth and Dana Gwaltney, and junior Cathy Nelson each scored hat tricks to lead the No. 1-ranked Terps past the 13th-ranked Hoyas, 15-10, at Georgetown. Sascha Newmarch added two goals apiece. Maryland goalie Alex Kahoe recorded 10 saves.

    Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal, the third all-time winningest coach in women's lacrosse history, has recorded a 119-10 (92.2 winning percentage) record at Maryland. Her 17-year career total is now 195-50 (79.6 winning percentage).

    Maryland senior attack Noelle Mitchell is scoring career marks in her final year wearing a Maryland uniform. The Somers, N.Y. native has already scored 18 goals surpassing her old mark of 11 total goals in 1997. Her 19 points also surpass her 13 points she scored as a junior. She has twice this season scored a hat trick (against Syracuse and Towson University).

    Rank          Category             Avg.
    No. 6         Scoring Offense      13.50
    No. 6         Scoring Defense       6.60
    No. 3         Scoring Margin        6.90
    No. 4 (tie)   Winning Percentage    .800

    Maryland averages 12.43 goals per game which ranks it 11th in the nation.

    This year's freshman class has scored 66 of Maryland's 173 goals to date which accounts for 38 percent of goals scored. They have accounted for 37 percent of Maryland's 261 points. Led by Jen Adams and Quinn Carney, five freshmen are ranked in the top 10 on the Maryland scoring chart. Adams and Carney have each scored 24 points which ties them for third on the scoring charts, while Carney's 19 goals places her third and Adams' nine assists also rank her third.

    The Maryland defense is allowing its opponents a stingy 9.5 goals per game, the fourth-best scoring defense in the country. Maryland has held nine of its 12 opponents to under 10 goals. The Terps held the high-powered attack of Temple (which is ranked No. 2 in the country in scoring offense) to a mere five goals. The Owls average 15.43 goals per game.

    Opponent      Goals Allowed   Current Avg.      Rank
    Temple            5             14.00          No. 2
    Virginia          8             13.10          No. 10
    North Carolina   10             11.90          No. 15
    Duke             10             11.40          No. 18
    Vanderbilt        4             11.18          No. 20
    ACC LEADERS (as of April 8, 1998)

    Scoring G-A-P Avg. Tricia Martin, Duke 34-12-46 4.60 Sascha Newmarch, MD 22-20-42 4.20 Beth Potter, UVa 16-14-30 3.75 Cathy Nelson, MD 26-11-37 3.70 Erin McGinnis, UNC 24-11-35 3.50

    Goals G Gls Avg. Tricia Martin, Duke 10 34 3.40 Cathy Nelson, MD 10 26 2.60 Erin McGinnis, UNC 10 24 2.40 Sascha Newmarch 10 22 2.20 Beth Potter, UVa 8 16 2.00

    Assists G Asts. Avg. Sascha Newmarch, MD 10 20 2.00 Beth Potter, UVa 8 14 1.75 Tricia Martin, Duke 10 12 1.20 Cathy Nelson, MD 10 11 1.10 Erin McGinnis, UNC 10 11 1.10

    Save Percentage Svs. Gls. Pct. Alex Kahoe, MD 117 63 .650 Debbie Castine, UNC 87 50 .635 Shannon Chaney, Duke 90 66 .576 Heather Castle, UVa 46 50 .479

    NO. 14 DUKE 10, NO. 1 MARYLAND 6

    The Blue Devils opened the first half with two quick goals within the first six minutes before Maryland could answer a minute and a half later. After another Duke goal, Duke's Tricia Martin scored two goals just ten seconds apart giving Duke a 5-1 lead. The Terrapins answered with two goals of their own, before the Blue Devils ended the half with two goals in the final minute, extending their lead to 7-3 at the half. Duke began the second half with another quick, goal extending its lead to five, but Maryland struck back with two goals of its own, cutting the lead to three. That is as close as the Terrapins would get as Duke goalie Shannon Chaney collected 10 of her 12 saves in the second half.

    MARYLAND GOALS: Noelle Mitchell 2, Cathy Nelson 2, Meredith Egan, Kristin Sommar. DUKE GOALS: Tricia Martin 4, Courtney Rodgers 3, Emily Hickman, Amy Noble, Kate Soulier. MARYLAND ASSISTS: Jen Adams, Courtney Martinez. DUKE ASSISTS: Kendra Basner, Kristin Lonergan, Courtney Rodgers. SAVES: Maryland's Alex Kahoe (10 saves, 10 goals allowed, 60 minutes played); Duke's Shannon Chaney (12 saves, 6 goals allowed, 60 minutes played). SHOTS: Maryland-22; Duke-26. FOULS: Maryland-11; Duke 17. GROUND BALLS: Maryland 17; Duke 13. TURNOVERS: Maryland-13; Duke 21.


    North Carolina, which never trailed in the game, got the winning goal with 2:04 to play as senior midfielder Sarah Dacey broke a 9-9 tie when she scored off an assist by junior attackwoman Erin McGinnis. McGinnis had been fouled on the previous play and was given a free position shot. She passed the ball to Dacey on the right edge of the crease and Dacey beat Maryland goalkeeper Alex Kahoe for the winning score. The Terps won the ensuing draw control, but the Terrapins turned the ball over with just over a minute to play. Carolina controlled the ball until around the 15-second mark, before turning the ball over to Maryland. The Terps hurried to move the ball upfield but were unsuccessful in getting a shot off before time expired. Freshman Quinn Carney recorded three goals in the losing effort and senior Sascha Newmarch had a game-high four assists.

    MARYLAND GOALS: Quinn Carney 3, Meredith Egan 2, Cathy Nelson 2, Victoria Wellington, Sascha Newmarch. NORTH CAROLINA GOALS: Gray MacNair 3, Lori Pasquantonio 2, Meghann Mohler, Brooke Crawford, Erin McGinnis, Meghan Stringer, Sarah Dacey. MARYLAND ASSISTS: Sascha Newmarch 4, Cathy Nelson, Jen Adams. NORTH CAROLINA ASSISTS: Sarah Dacey 3, Kristin Off 2, Tricia Cummings, Erin McGinnis. SAVES: Maryland's Alex Kahoe (12 saves, 10 goals allowed, 60 minutes played); North Carolina's Debbie Castine (12 saves, 9 goals allowed, 60 minutes played). SHOTS: Maryland 38; UNC 31. GROUND BALLS: Maryland 20; North Carolina 39. FOULs: Maryland 21; North Carolina 16. TURNOVERS: Maryland 9; North Carolina 8.


    The sixth-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team outscored third-ranked Virginia five to one in the first half en route to an impressive 11-8 victory in College Park. Terp senior Cathy Nelson scored her first "hat trick" of the season as the Terps won their first Atlantic Coast Conference match of the year. The Terps built a 3-0 lead 10 minutes into the first half before allowing the Cavaliers their only goal of the half at the 9:47 mark. Virginia came out firing in the second half, scoring seven goals. Senior midfielder Peggy Boutillier scored two goals while freshman Mills Hook added her second of the day. The game remained close all through the second half, but the Terps managed to hold on to the lead throughout. The Terps blew it open in the final two minutes as sophomores Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar and freshman Quinn Carney would score three goals, respectively, to solidify the win. Virginia has not defeated Maryland since March 23, 1993.

    MARYLAND GOALS: Nelson 3, Adams 2, Carney 2, Mitchell, Newmarch, Jenkins, Sommar. VIRGINIA GOALS: Hook 2, Boutillier 2, Taylor, Mooney, Ariza, Potter. MARYLAND ASSISTS: Egan 2, Newmarch, Adams, Jenkins. VIRGINIA ASSISTS: Allenbach 2. SAVES: Maryland's Alex Kahoe (19 saves, 8 goals allowed, 60 minutes played); Virginia's Heather Castle (10 saves, 11 goals allowed, 60 minutes played). SHOTS: Maryland 31; Virginia 28. GROUND BALLS: Maryland 25; Virginia 26. TURNOVERS: Maryland 12; Virginia 10.