April 24, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The top-ranked Maryland Terrapins (15-1) face a stern test, with two Top 10 teams this week, including No. 2 Princeton on April 25 at 7 p.m. and No. 7 Loyola on April 29 at 3 p.m. Both contests are road games for Maryland, which just captured the ACC crown on Sunday with it's 17-6 win over North Carolina. Jen Adams was named ACC Tournament MVP, as well as ACC Player of the Year. An ACC record seven Terrapins were also selected to the 2000 all-conference team.
The No.2 Tigers enter Wednesday's match-up with the Terps at 12-2 overall, 5-1 in the Ivy League. The Tigers lost only their second game of the season over the weekend, when Dartmouth defeated the Tigers 16-13 in overtime. Kim Smith is leading the Tigers with 37 goals and eight assists. Lauren Simone is right behind her with 33 goals, and eight assists. Laura Field is the Tigers' starting goalie, and has a 7.40 goals against average and a .562 save percentage.
Princeton took Maryland to double overtime last season, with the Terps capturing the 8-7 win. The Terps have not lost to Princeton since May 15, 1993. The Tigers took the 7-6 decision and advanced to the NCAA Championship game.
A Look at Loyola
No. 7 Loyola, now 13-2 overall, trails Maryland 19-1 in the series history. The Terps only loss, a 7-6 defeat, came in April 22, 1997. Midfielder Stacey Morlang leads the Tigers with 49 goals and 12 assists. Sophomore Krissy Warnock has 27 goals and 10 assists as Loyola's second-leading scorer. Sophomore Tricia Dabrowski mans the goal with 173 saves, and a .646 save percentage. Loyola's average margin of victory is five goals.
The Terps' Offensive Numbers
Indisputably the most productive offense in the nation, averaging over 17 goals per game in 2000, Maryland has more than enough offensive weapons to keep any defense wondering. The Terps' offense is averaging an astounding 17.06 gpg through 16 games, a 1.27 goals per game improvement from their nation's-best 1999 average of 15.8 gpg. The Terrapins' most potent weapons include attack Jen Adams, who leads the nation in points and goals, as well as Allison Comito and Quinn Carney, who are both in the Top 15 nationally in points per game. Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar each have added over 30 goals this season to round out the Terps' offensive punch.
Leading Scorer Jen Adams
Maryland's Jen Adams leads the nation in scoring and goals with 98 points on 59 goals and 39 assists. The Australia native is averaging 5.5 points per game. Adams had a stellar effort against Harvard on March 30, and totaled a school record-tying 11-point outing. She also scored eight points against then-No. 4 James Madison on April 1. This season, Adams' astounding totals have also been highlighted by an eight-point day against Old Dominion (3/25), an 18-point stretch the week of March 7-12, including a six-goal game against Syracuse (3/12), and a nine-point game against ACC rival Virginia (3/14).
Adams' Single-Season Numbers
Jen Adams is looking to make some more noise on the Maryland single-season charts this season, after etching her name at the top of the single-season goals chart last year with 71. Adams also ended last year with 46 assists, marking the second-highest single-season total, two behind Terp legend Kelly Amonte's 1996 total of 48. Her 1999 point-total of 117 was also a Maryland record.
So what does all of this mean? Well, she's poised to do it again. With three regular season games remaining (not counting any postseason action), Adams has 59 goals (three away from the No. 2 single-season spot), 39 assists (already No. 3 on the single-season assists chart), and 98 points (holding the No. 4 spot on the single-season points chart).
Adams' Scoring Streaks
Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 46 games. Adams, who has 259 points for her career, began her streak on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple. The last time she was held scoreless was on March 30, 1998, in the Terps' 16-4 win against Vanderbilt. The Terps' scoring leader again this year, she is averaging 6.00 ppg. Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 27 games.
Adams Ties Single-Game Marks
Maryland junior attack Jen Adams netted five goals and added six assists for an 11-point outing against Harvard on March 30. Her 11-point game tied the single-game Maryland record that is also held by Maryland's Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1991), Judy Dougherty (vs. Salisbury St., 1979) and Kay Ruffino (vs. Towson, 1984).
The single-game assists record (6) is also held by Terp assistant coach Sarah Forbes (vs. Brown, 1997), Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1994), Karen MacCrate (vs. Rutgers, 1993), and Judy Dougherty (vs. Rutgers, 1979). Adams broke the single-season goals mark last year when she netted 71 in the Terps' 1999 national championship campaign.
Adams on the Career Charts
After setting the single-season record for goals at Maryland in 1999 with 71, junior Jen Adams has moved onto the Terps' all-time goals list and sits at No. 3. Adams has 157 career goals. Adams is third on Maryland's all-time assists list with 102. Adams' career point total is now an unbelievable 259 points. A mere point separates her from taking over a piece of the No. 2 spot, where Judy Dougherty (1978-81) sits with 249.
Maryland's Single-season Charts
Maryland's Single-Season Goals List
|6.||Mary Ann Oelgoetz||55||1990|
Maryland's Single-Season Assists List
Maryland's Single-Season Points List
|8.||Mary Ann Oelgoetz||84||1990|