March 29, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland women's lacrosse team concludes its five-game road tour on Tues., March 30, as it travels to Philadelphia, Pa., for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Temple Owls. Following Tuesday's game at Temple, the Terps return home to host the James Madison Dukes on Sat., April 3, at 4 p.m. The Terps own a 4-0 road record and spot a 3-0 record while playing in front of their home crowd.
Maryland enters Tuesday's game against Temple carrying an 8-0 record following its 16-9 win against Old Dominion on Saturday. Five of Maryland's eight wins have been against teams ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll. Maryland has been ranked No. 1 all four weeks in the IWLCA poll and should remain in the top spot when the new poll is released Monday evening. Temple enters Tuesday's game with the Terps sporting a 1-4 record. The Owls are not ranked in the latest IWLCA poll.
Maryland and Temple have each faced common opponents this season, playing both North Carolina and Old Dominion. Temple lost to both North Carolina (14-1) and to Old Dominion (7-4). Maryland, on the other hand, defeated North Carolina (13-7) and Old Dominion (16-9).
HEAD COACH CINDY TIMCHAL
Maryland's Cindy Timchal (West Chester 76) is in her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin women's lacrosse program, and her 18th year overall. The Pennsylvania native has guided Maryland to five national championship titles, the inaugural ACC title in 1997, and eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. She has posted a 134-11 record at Maryland, and a 210-51 (.805) overall record which ranks her ninth among all-time coaches in winning percentage. Her 210 career wins rank her third all-time. Timchal guided the Maryland women's lacrosse program to its pinnacle in 1997 -- its first-ever back-to-back-back national championship -- and followed it up with a return trip to the Final Four in 1998, and the school's record fourth consecutive national championship.
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) has posted All-American numbers in the Terps' seven games of the season. Adams has twice charted a career-high five-goal performance (vs. Syracuse and Brown). She leads the Terps in scoring with 39 points, and has totaled a team-high 25 goals and 14 assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian native's numbers:
Opponent Goals Assists No. 9 Penn State 4 1 No. 7 Duke 2 3* No. 2 North Carolina 3 0 No. 17 Syracuse 5* 3 No. 3 Virginia 3 1 No. 8 Dartmouth 3 1 No. 20 Brown 5* 2 No. 12 Old Dominion 0 3* *Career-high
Game Facts and Coverage
Maryland at Temple
Tuesday, March 30, 1999
James Madison at Maryland
Saturday, April 3, 1999
Maryland and Temple meet for the 24th time in school history, with the Terps holding a 12-10-1 advantage against the Owls. The Terps last defeated Temple 11-5 on March 31, 1998. Maryland and James Madison meet for the 35th time in school history on Saturday. The Terps own a 322-2 advantage against the Dukes.
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MARYLAND'S LAST GAME:
MARCH 27, 1999 - MARYLAND 16, OLD DOMINION 9
Maryland junior Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) matched a career-high performance she had set earlier this season against North Carolina as she notched four goals to lead the Terps past the Monarchs, 16-9. Junior Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.) and freshman Courtney Hobbs (West Lakes, South Australia) each added three goals apiece. Maryland goalie Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) charted four saves to record her eighth win of the season.
THE LAST MARYLAND-TEMPLE GAME:
MARCH 1998 - MARYLAND 11, TEMPLE 5
Senior Sascha Newmarch scored four goals and added two assists as the Terps downed the seventh-ranked Temple Owls, 11-5. The Terps limited the Owls' high-potent scoring attack to only two goals in the first half while scoring seven goals of their own.
TIMCHAL VS. TEMPLE
Maryland's Cindy Timchal has a lifetime record of 9-0 against Temple while coaching at Maryland.
TERPS VS. TEMPLE
Maryland owns a 12-10-1 record against the Owls, dating back to 1974.
Maryland is ranked No. 1 in this week's LaxPower power ratings with a 32.97 rating. The Terps rank third in the latest LaxPower strength of schedule rating.
The fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapins exploded for 13 first-half goals and cruised to an 18-1 victory over No. 12 Old Dominion. Terp senior Sascha Newmarch tied a career-high with four goals while senior Cathy Nelson and freshman Allison Comito each added three goals to lead the explosive Terp attack. Comito's three goals this afternoon marked a career high for the freshman.Newmarch tied her career-best with four goals and added three assists. Nelson continued her stellar career against the Monarchs, posting her second hat trick' of the season and added three assists. The outcome was never in jeopardy as the Terps led 13-0 after the first half. The Terps outshot the Monarchs 23-5 in the first half alone, and ended the day with a 35-19 shot differential. Old Dominion would score its only goal of the afternoon at the 50 minute mark when Jenna Bajus would score an unassisted goal.
DID YOU KNOW...
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in all eight of Maryland's games, extending her consecutive-game scoring streak to 15 games. Her streak began on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple.
ADAMS GARNERS BACK-TO-BACK ACC HONORS
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams earned ACC Player of the Week honors two consecutive weeks. For the week of March 1, Adams recorded nine goals and four assists in the Terps' three games, including a four-goal performance against Penn State. For the week of March 8, the Australia native scored a career-high five goals and added three assists to lead the Terps to an 18-8 win against 17th-ranked Syracuse. She netted all five goals in the second half, including three within a five-minute span.
KAHOE IN 1999
Maryland junior goalkeepr Alex Kahoe, the Terps' all-time saves leader, has totaled 81 saves while allowing 47 goals in 474 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia. She has posted a minuscule 5.95 goals allowed average. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoe's performances:
Opponent Saves No. 9 Penn State 17* No. 7 Duke 16 No. 2 North Carolina 14 No. 17 Syracuse 10 No. 3 Virginia 8 No. 8 Dartmouth 5 No. 20 Brown 7 No. 12 Old Dominion 4 *Indicates season-high
BLOUIN SEES FIRST ACTION OF YOUNG CAREER
Maryland freshman goalkeeper Kim Blouin (Annapolis, Md.) saw her first action between the pipes as she played six minutes against Brown. She totaled no saves and allowed no goals.
PORRAS NETS FIRST GOAL SINCE 1997
Maryland junior midfielder Tonia Porras, a 1999 preseason honorable mention All-American candidate by College Lacrosse USA, scored her first goal in two years against Syracuse. She has totaled three points after recording an assist against North Carolina and Old Dominion.
Maryland juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar are two members of the U.S. National Team.
Maryland won its fourth consecutive national championship last season, defeating Virginia, 11-5, in the championship game.
Maryland junior Kristin Sommar has twice scored a career-high four goals (vs. North Carolina and Old Dominion).
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has twice scored a career-high five goals--against Syracuse and against Brown.
Maryland junior midifelder Christie Jenkins scored a career-high five goals against Dartmouth.
Maryland has captured seven national titles -- 1981, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Maryland extended its winning streak against Virginia to nine consecutive games with its 13-3 defeat on March 16.
Maryland is averaging 14.00 goals per game.
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Maryland's last 15 games, including all eight this season.
The number of Maryland players who have played in at least one of Maryland's eight games.
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 17 saves in Maryland's 12-8 win against Penn State.
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has totaled a team-high 39 points (25G-14A).
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe, who earned All-America honors last season, will continue to hold the reins as the Terrapins' confident commander. Kahoe, a co-captain this year, has been the backbone of the Terrapin defense the past two seasons, and enters her junior season as one of the top players in the NCAA ranks. The Pennsylvania native established a new school record last year for saves with 269, surpassing the old school record of 233 which she set her freshman year. An NCAA all-tournament team selection last year, and this year's Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Player of the Year, Kahoe totaled a career-high 21 saves against Virginia in last year's NCAA championship game, five shy of the tournament record.
Twenty-two of the 25 players listed on the Maryland roster have played in at least one of the Terps' eight games.
CAN'T TOUCH THIS
Maryland is the country's all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 336-80-3 record and have posted an all-time winning percentage of .802. The Terps also own the longest current winning streak in Division I men's or women's lacrosse--a 50-game win streak which dated back to March 9, 1995, and extended itself to April 22, 1997.
KELLY EARNS FIRST START
Maryland freshman midfielder Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) earned her first collegiate lacrosse start against 17th-ranked Syracuse, replacing an injured Kristin Sommar.
KELLY NETS FIRST GOAL
Maryland freshman Megan Kelly netted her first collegiate goal against Brown on March 22.
Maryland freshman Courtney Hobbs had a career day against Old Dominion as she netted three goals to help guide the Terps to the 16-9 win.
DISHIN' IT OUT
Maryland owns a 51-11 assist advantage against its opponents. The Terps totaled a season-high 10 assists against Syracuse, including a career-high four assists by Quinn Carney.
Maryland has outshot its opponents 279-148, including a team-high 52 shots by junior Christie Jenkins and sophomore attack Jen Adams. Adams has scored 25 goals and has posted a .481 shooting percentage.
SHANK SEEING PLAYING TIME
Maryland redshirt sophomore Becky Shank (Arnold, Md.), who has been forced to sit out the past two seasons because of knee injuries, has finally seen action in the Terrapin lineup. The Maryland native has appeared in all eight games, adding depth to the Maryland defensive unit, and has totaled three caused turnovers and three ground balls.
MORRIS TALLIES FIRST CAREER GOAL
Freshman midfielder Annie Morris (Middlebury, Vt.) scored the first goal of her college career during Maryland's 12-goal outburst in the second-half of the game against Brown.
MULLIGAN PLAYING A LITTLE D
Maryland junior Kerri Mulligan (Marshfield, Mass.), who played at attack last season, is now playing on the defensive end for the Terps. She has totaled eight ground balls and has forced three caused turnovers.
Maryland has never trailed at halftime in each of its eight games this year. The last time the Terps trailed at the half was on April 29, 1998, at Princeton. The Tigers held a narrow 6-5 advantage.
Out of the 22 players who have played in Maryland's eight games, 14 have scored at least one goal. The Terps have outscored their opponents 163-58.
THE NEW NEWMARCH
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney has earned the starting center position, replacing departed senior Sascha Newmarch. Carney has controlled a team-high 18 draws and has helped lead the Terps to a 92-61 advantage against their opponents.
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS
Maryland assistant coach Gary Gait (Syracuse 91) is in a league of his own when it comes to national championships. A former lacrosse player at Syracuse, Gait owns a piece of all of Maryland's last four national championships, and was a three-time national champion for the Orangemen. His 15 goals scored in the 1990 NCAA Tournament is a tournament record, and his nine goals against Navy in 1988 is also a NCAA record for most goals in an NCAA Tournament game.
COLLEGE LACROSSE HONORS
College Lacrosse USA has tabbed Maryland as the preseason favorite in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Selected to the preseason All-ACC team are juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar in the midfield, sophomore Jen Adams on attack, junior Tonia Porras on defense, and junior Alex Kahoe in goal. Kahoe was also named ACC Preseason Player of the Year.