April 4, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Maryland women's lacrosse team will take on two local rivals this week in Georgetown and Johns Hopkins. The Terps will make the short trip to Washington, D.C., to take on the Hoyas on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Maryland will then return home for the first time since March 14 for a matchup against the Blue Jays on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ludwig Field.
Maryland (7-4, 1-2) is looking for its first win over a top-10 ranked opponent this season. The Terps' four losses have come against teams that were ranked No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 7 at the time of the game.
Maryland leads the all-time series with Georgetown, 13-2. The Terps and Hoyas met twice last season, with the teams splitting the meetings. Maryland won the regular season contest, 13-8, but Georgetown avenged that loss in the NCAA Tournament, eliminating the Terps in the quarterfinals, 14-10.
The Hoyas enter the game against Maryland with a 6-2 record. Georgetown knocked off No. 3 North Carolina 11-10 in its last outing. Its only losses of the season have come against Princeton and Duke.
The Terps have never lost to Johns Hopkins in six previous meetings. Maryland won last year's game, 14-11, at Homewood Field. The 11 goals was the most scored by Hopkins in the series' history.
Maryland @ Georgetown
Wednesday, April 6, 4 p.m.
North Kahoe Field
Hopkins will play UMBC on Wednesday at 5 p.m. before facing the Terps on Saturday.
Senior Annie Collins has three straight games of at least five points after her three-goal, two-assist performance at Virginia Tech. Prior to that game, she had back-to-back four assist games.
A look ahead: Maryland will conclude ACC regular season play on the road at North Carolina on Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m.
The Week That Was
Maryland won its only game of the week, a 14-7 decision over Virginia Tech. The win was Maryland's first in the ACC this season.
Katie Doolittle had a career-high five goals and six points in the win over the Hokies, and Annie Collins added five points on three goals and two assists. Doolittle's five goals matched the best by any Terp this season, as Acacia Walker has twice scored five goals in a game this year.
On defense, Greta Sommers limited Virginia Tech's leading scorer Natasha Fuch to just one assist in the game. Sommers, meanwhile, had a career-high two assists and had five ground balls in the game. Her two points also matched her previous career best.
Jessica Dorney had her goal-scoring streak snapped against the Hokies, but she did tally an assist to keep her point streak alive.
The Terps downed the Hokies despite a 14-9 deficit in draw controls in the game. The Terp defense forced 15 of Virginia Tech's 24 turnovers.
100 Goal Club
Delia Cox became just the 24th player in Maryland history to score 100 career goals with her score against Penn State on March 25.
Cox, who has 18 goals this season, scored 36 as a freshman and 47 last season. She has 101 for her career.
Acacia Walker is also nearing the 100-goal mark for her career. Walker, who leads the team in goals with 24 this season, has 99 career goals.
In addition to having the three leading scorers on the team, Terp seniors are atop the list in every major statistical category this season. Below is a look at the senior class' influence on the stats (lists top three in each category):
Goals: Walker (26), Dorney (19), Cox (19)
Assists: Collins (19), Richards (12), Dorney (10)
Points: Walker (32), Collins (30), Dorney (29)
Ground Balls: Miles (29), Collins (27), Clipp (27)
Draw Controls: Walker (25), Collins (15), Cox (15), Higgins (15)
Caused T/O's: Walker (16), Sommers (14), Cox (13)
Kasper Comes On
Kelly Kasper, Inside Lacrosse's preseason Rookie of the Year, has thrived in her role as an offensive spark off the bench.
In 10 games as a starter, Kasper scored 10 goals and three assists. In her last three games off the bench, Kasper already has five goals and two assists.
In her 10 games as a starter, she had 11 turnovers. Since then, she has only turned the ball over once.
Georgetown enters Wednesday's contest with a 6-2 mark, including a win over No. 3 North Carolina in its last outing.
Coco Stanwick leads the team on offense with 29 goals and 12 assists. Stanwick has played her best against the top competition, going for six points (5g, 1a) against No. 3 North Carolina, four points (2g, 2a) against No. 4 Princeton and five points against then-No. 4 Duke (4g, 1a).
Catherine Elbe and Allison Chambers are also potent offensive options for the Hoyas, with each tallying over 20 points on the season.
Sophomore Laura Cipro leads the Hoya defense with 16 caused turnovers.
Goalie Sarah Robinson in a returning starter for Georgetown. Last season, she allowed just under eight goals a game and saved 54 percent of the shots she faced. Maggie Koch has also seen action this season should the Hoyas opt for a switch in the cage.
The Hoyas are under the direction of Ricky Fried, who is in his first season as head coach but his third overall with the Georgetown program.