1998 ACC TOURNAMENT
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Maryland
Saturday, April 18, 1998; 1 p.m.
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 3 Duke
Saturday, April 18, 1998; 3 p.m.
University Hall Artificial Turf Field
Sunday, April 19, 1998; 1 p.m.
TERPS EARN FOURTH SEED
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.
TERPS TANGLE WITH TARHEELS
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.
TERPS TO DEFEND TITLE
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.
RIDIN' INTO TOWN
Maryland's 11-game win streak is the longest current winning streak in the nation in women's lacrosse. MARCHIN' UP
Senior midfielder Sascha Newmarch has recorded 131 career goals, including a career-high five against Old Dominion (3/28). She now stands in seventh place in the Maryland career record book.
5. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 143 6. Karen Trudel (1982-85) 135 7. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 131
Newmarch's 191 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) 191
Newmarch's 60 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) 60
NELSON CLIMBING THE ASSIST LADDER
Senior attack Cathy Nelson has notched 68 career assists in her 71-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) 68Nelson's 186 career points place her in seventh in the Maryland record book.
1. Kelly Amonte (1993-96) 319 2. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 250 3. Anysia Fedec (1991-94) 240 4. Betsy Elder (1991-94) 199 5. Cathy Nelson (1995-98) 186
Nelson's 118 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) 118
Sophomore goalie Alex Kahoe, the 1997 ACC co-Rookie and Goalkeeper of the Year, has started in all 13 of Maryland's games. She has allowed 78 goals in 737 minutes played (.656 save percentage) and is allowing 6.35 goals a game. She has posted double-figure saves in nine of the Terps' 13 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 18
THE AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION
Maryland's Australian duo of Sascha Newmarch and Jen Adams have combined for 46 goals and 37 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.
AWAKEN THE SLEEPING GIANT
Maryland's season-opening lacrosse losses to Duke and North Carolina apparently did nothing more than awaken a sleeping giant. Maryland has followed its opening two losses with eight straight victories at home, and its win against James Madison was its first on the road this season.
UPSETTING THE RANKS
Five of the last eight 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); and No. 8 James Madison (14-11). The Terps' 14-11 victory over James Madison snapped the Dukes' four-game winning streak, including a 12-10 victory at No. 10 William & Mary (William & Mary defeated then-No. 1-ranked North Carolina and then-No. 3-ranked Duke this past weekend).
TERPS BY THE NUMBERS
.922 Maryland's winning percentage during the decade of the '90s. The Terps have a record of 118-10 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.
7 Seven of the last 11 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); No. 13 Towson; and No. 11 Georgetown
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.
11 The Terps are riding a 11-game winning streak since dropping their first two games of the season.
129 Senior Sascha Newmarch has totaled 131 career goals which places her in seventh 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 191 career points in her four years as a Terp. The 191 career-point total ranks her fifth in the Maryland record book.