May 11, 2000
College Park, Md.- - After waiting all week to learn the exact identity of their NCAA quarterfinal opponent, the Terrapins can now focus on nearby Georgetown after the Hoyas downed Syracuse 11-10 at Kehoe Field Thursday afternoon. The Hoyas and Terrapins also met in the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA Tournament, with Maryland advancing to the semifinals with a 17-6 win. Earlier this season, the Terps downed then-No. 5 Georgetown 16-6 at Ludwig Field on April 13. Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) and Meg McNamara (East Northport, N.Y.) both scored three goals against the Hoyas with goalie Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) posting her season-high 16 saves against the Hoya offense.
Maryland and Georgetown have met a total of eight times, resulting in an 8-0 series advantage for the Terps, including the 1999 quarterfinal game. The Terrapins won that contest 17-6, and were powered by seven goals from Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.) and another four from Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.).
Game time on Sunday is 1 p.m. when the five time defending national champions will welcome the Hoyas to Ludwig Field. Maryland is undefeated in NCAA quarterfinal match-ups at Ludwig Field, posting a perfect 4-0 record. Maryland will puts its 46-game non conference win streak on the line when it meets Georgetown in the quarterfinals Sunday. The last time Maryland lost a non conference match-up was April 22, 1997 vs. Loyola in a 7-6 win for the Greyhounds. The Terps' also have a 30-game home win streak that dates back to a 10-9 win on April 24, 1997, against William & Mary. That makes the 7-6 home loss to Loyola the last time the Terps lost at home, in addition to being the team's last non conference loss.