Women's Lacrosse Continues Homestand

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March 24, 1998

Maryland Terrapins (3-2, 1-2 ACC) vs. Dartmouth Big Green (0-0)
Wednesday, March 25, 1998; 3 p.m.
Ludwig Field

Maryland Terrapins vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (3-1)
Saturday, March 28, 1998; 1 p.m.
Ludwig Field

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 opne 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.

Senior two-time All-America midfielder Sascha Newmarch and sophomore midfielder Kristin Sommar each scored three goals this afternoon as the No. 6-ranked Terps defeated the Harvard Crimson, 13-6, this afternoon at a cold and windy Astroturf Field. Newmarch also added two assists. Freshman attack Jen Adams put the Terps up early at the 1:50 mark only to have Harvard senior attack Honor McNaughton tie the game not more than two minutes later. It remained close as both Maryland and Harvard exchanged goals, before Maryland would score four unanswered goals to close out the first half.

The Terps would explode in the second half, scoring six unanswered goals before Harvard would score at the 51 minute mark off an unassisted goal by Alli Harper. The Crimson would answer again with two quick goals at the 53 and 55 minute marks by Claudia Asano and Harper, respectively.

Maryland senior Cathy Nelson was named the ACC Player of the Week for her performances during the week of March 16.

Senior attack Cathy Nelson has notched 57 career assists in her 62-game career, and is now in sixth place in the Maryland career record books. Nelson is one shy of moving into fifth place behind leader Kelly Amonte, Judy Dougherty, Anysia Fedec and Karen MacCrate, respectively. Nelson scored a season-high four assists versus Syracuse.

Maryland's Australian duo of Sascha Newmarch and Jen Adams have combined for 15 goals and 13 assists, and rank as the Terps' top and third-leading scorers, respectively, this season. Newmarch has scored two hat tricks so far this season (vs. Syracuse and Harvard) while Adams scored a career-high four goals in the Terps' 21-7 win over Syracuse.

Following Saturday's match against Old Dominion, Maryland concludes its seven-game homestand with back-to-back games with Vanderbilt on Monday and Temple on Tuesday. Both games are scheduled for 3 p.m.

THREE FORTY GOAL SCORERS: Maryland seniors Cathy Nelson (43 goals) and Sascha Newmarch (49 goals) joined former Terrapin Sarah Forbes (58) to form the first trio in school history to score at least 40 goals each in a single season.

TERPS TENACIOUS DEFENSE: Maryland's defense will look to continue its tough, tenacious defense from last season. The Terps held their opponents to less than 6.0 goals per game.

TERPS VS. RANKED TEAMS: Maryland was 14-1 vs. ranked teams last season and defeated seven straight ranked opponents to end the year. The Terps defeated 31 of their last 32 opponents which have been ranked within the IWLCA/Brine Top-15, and are 56-1 as the nation's No. 1-ranked team in the last three seasons.

TERPS BY THE NUMBERS .926 Maryland's winning percentage during the decade of the 90's. The Terps have a record of 112-10 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.

4 Maryland is ranked No. 4 this week in the latest IWLCA poll. The Terps climbed two spots after falling to sixth place last week.

4 Freshman Jen Adams scored a game-high and career-high four goals against Syracuse on March 14. Adams' four goals is the most scored by a Terp this season.

10 Different players have scored at least one goal for the Terps this season.

21 Maryland scored a season-high 21 goals against Syracuse on March 14. It marked the first time since 1996 that a Terp team had scored 21 goals.

3 The Terps are riding a three-game winning streak since dropping their first two games of the season.

2 Maryland alumni coaching for Dartmouth. Former Terp Amy Patton is the head coach while Karen MacCrate is in her first season as assistant coach.

.788 The Terps own a .788 all-time winning percentage.