Women's Lacrosse Finishes Out 1998 Season on the Road

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April 27, 1998

Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal, the third-winningest coach in womens lacrosse, is nearing her 200th-career victory. She currently owns a 198-51 career record in 17 years of coaching. She owns a 122-11 record in seven years at Maryland.

Senior midfielder Sascha Newmarch has recorded 138 career goals, including a career-high five against Old Dominion (3/28). She is in sixth place in the Maryland career record book.

5. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 143 6. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 138

Newmarchs 202 career points ranks her fourth in the all-time scoring records. She is ranked ninth in the country in points per game, averaging 4.43 points per game.

1. Kelly Amonte (1993-96) 319 2. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 250 3. Anysia Fedec (1984-87) 240 4. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 202

Newmarchs 64 career assists, including a career-high six against Towson University (4/8), place her sixth in the career charts. She is ranked second in the country in assists per game with a 2.14 average.

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)   64

Senior attack Cathy Nelson has notched 68 career assists in her 74-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) 68

Nelsons 196 career points place her in fifth 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)   196

Nelsons 128 career goals also place her in the top 10 of the Maryland record book.

5.   Judy Dougherty    (1978-81)   143
6.   Sascha Newmarch   (1995-98)   138
6.   Karen Trudel      (1982-85)   135
7.   Mary Ann Oelgoetz (1987-90)   130
8.   Cathy Nelson      (1995-98)   128
No doubt about it, this years senior class has had a record-setting four years wearing the Maryland uniform. This years senior class has won three national championships. They have an accumulated record of 71-4, including two undefeated seasons (1995 & 1996) and a national-record 21 wins in 1997. They made history last year in becoming the first team in NCAA Division I womens lacrosse history to win three consecutive national championships. The 50 consecutive wins enjoyed by these seniors the last three seasons was a national record for Division I lacrosse. Sascha Newmarch is a two-time All-American and Cathy Nelson earned third team All-America honors last season. Newmarch earned NCAA all-tournament honors in 1996 and 97 while Nelson earned all-tournament honors in 97. The senior class also captured the inaugural ACC championship last year, with Newmarch earning tournament MVP honors.

Nine of Marylands 13 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. 10 Georgetown (10-7); No. 7 William & Mary (16-7); and No. 12 Penn State (14-10). 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).

Easily ranked as one of the nations top schedules, Marylands final two opponents are ranked in the top 10, including Sundays matchup with the fourth-ranked Loyola Greyhounds.

Maryland senior attack Noelle Mitchell is scoring career marks in her final year wearing a Maryland uniform. The Somers, N.Y. native has already scored 25 goals surpassing her old mark of 11 total goals in 1997. Her 27 points also surpass her 13 points she scored as a junior. She has scored a hat trick three times this season (vs. Syracuse, Towson and William & Mary).

This years freshman class has scored 80 of Marylands 223 goals to date which accounts for 36 percent of goals scored. They have also accounted for 35 percent of Marylands 314 points. Led by Jen Adams 33 points, five freshmen are ranked in the top 10 on the Maryland scoring chart. Quinn Carney has scored 29 points and has 22 goals.


.916 Marylands winning percentage during the decade of the 90s. The Terps have a record of 120-11 since the beginning of the 1990 season, and are the only team in Division I womens 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.

9 Nine of Marylands 12 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; No. 11 Georgetown; No. 7 William & Mary (16-7) and No. 12 Penn State (14-10).

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.

138 Senior Sascha Newmarch has totaled 138 career goals which places her in sixth place in Marylands all-time record book.

68 Senior Cathy Nelson has totaled 68 career assists which places her in fifth place in Marylands all-time record book.

200 Senior Sascha Newmarch has scored 202 career points in her four years as a Terp. The 202 career-point total ranks her fourth in the Maryland record book.

3 Maryland senior Sascha Newmarch has scored three or more goals in seven of the Terps 14 games.

8 Maryland is holding its opponents to 8.18 goals per game.

6 Cathy Nelson scored a career-high six goals against Penn State.

Marylands Record When...

At Home                        9-0
On the Road                    4-2
Neutral Site                   0-1
Vs. Ranked Opponents           9-3
Vs. Top 10 Opponents           4-2
Current Winning Streak           2
Longest Winning Streak          11
Closest Margin of Victory     11-8
Largest Margin of Victory     23-3
Avg. Margin of Victory        5.75
Largest Margin, Halftime      13-0
Largest Deficit, Halftime      7-3
Scoring First                 11-1
Opponent Scoring First         2-2
Leading After Halftime        12-0
Trailing after halftime        0-3
Score 25+ Goals                 NA
   20-24 Goals                 2-0
   15-19 Goals                 5-0
   10-14 Goals                 6-1
   0-0 Goals                   0-2
Allow 25+ Goals                 NA
   20-24 Goals                  NA
   15-19 Goals                  NA
   10-14 Goals                 2-3
   0-9 Goals                  11-0
Outshooting Opponents         11-0
Outshot by or even with Opp.   3-2
Controlling More Ground Balls  9-1
Controlling Less Ground Balls  4-1
Even Ground Ball Totals        1-0
Day Games                     11-1
Night Games                    2-2
The Maryland defense is allowing its opponents a stingy 8.18 goals per game, the fourth-best scoring defense in the country. Maryland has held 10 of its 16 opponents to under 10 goals. The Terps held the high-powered attack of Temple (which is ranked No. 5 in the country in scoring offense) to a mere five goals. The Owls average 13.71 goals per game.

Opponent Goals Allowed Current Avg. Rank Syracuse 7 16.45 No. 1 Dartmouth 7 15.78 No. 2 Temple 5 13.71 No. 5 Virginia 8 12.36 No. 13 Georgetown 7 12.08 No. 14 James Madison 11 12.00 No. 15 North Carolina 10 11.93 No. 16

Maryland senior center Sascha Newmarch not only ranks as among the NCAA leaders, she is also ranked in several single-game high categories. Her nine points scored against Towson University is a single-game high in points. Her career-high six assists against Towson University also ranks as a single-game best.

Marylands Australian duo of Sascha Newmarch and Jen Adams have combined for 58 goals and 44 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 has twice scored a career-high four goals.

Sophomore goalie Alex Kahoe, the 1997 ACC co-Rookie and Goalkeeper of the Year, has started in all 16 of Marylands games. She has allowed 107 goals in 917 minutes played (.648 save percentage) and is allowing 7.00 goals a game. She has posted double-figure saves in 12 of the Terps 16 games, including a career-high 19 saves versus Virginia on March 22. She is ranked No. 3 in the nation in save percentage and sixth in goals-against average. She most recently posted 16 saves against William & Mary and Penn State.

                    No.    Oppt.         Date
Season High         19     Virginia      3-22-98 
Career High         19     Virginia      3-22- 98
10+ Career Saves Games   21 

Maryland sophomore Christie Jenkins is on tap to break her one-year career totals in goals, assists and points. As a freshman, Jenkins totaled 26 goals, 11 assists and 37 points in 22 games played. Through 16 games this year, Jenkins has totaled 18 goals, nine assists and 27 points. She equalled her career-high three-goal performance against Vanderbilt on March 30. Jenkins was also an All-ACC selection.

Last Maryland win...Maryland defeated Princeton, 14-8, on April 30, 1997.
Last Princeton win...Princeton defeated Maryland, 7-6, on May 15, 1993, in the NCAA semifinals.
Series record...Maryland leads the series, 12-3.

Marylands Sarah Forbes scored four goals while Sascha Newmarch added a hat trick as the Terps handed Princeton a 14-8 defeat at Ludwig Field. Cathy Nelson and Caryl Duckworth also added two goals apiece. With the win, Maryland had recorded 17 victories on the season which tied the school record for wins in a regular season. In goal, Marylands Alex Kahoe posted 11 saves.

Last Maryland win...Maryland defeated Loyola, 8-7, in the NCAA championship game on May 18, 1997.
Last Loyola win...Loyola defeated Maryland, 7-6, on April 22, 1997.
Series record...Maryland leads the series, 17-1.

Sarah Forbes goal with 4:02 remaining in the game propelled Maryland to its third straight national championship as it defeated Loyola, 8-7, in the NCAA finals. Loyola had several shots on goal to tie in the closing seconds of the contest, but Maryland goalie Alex Kahoe, who had 10 saves on the day, came up with the saves to help preserve the win. With the game tied 5-5, Sascha Newmarch scored with 2:45 left in the half to give Maryland a 6-5 edge at the halfway mark.

Maryland and Loyola have faced six common opponents. Here is a look at how each team fared against its common opposition.

Team Maryland Score W/L Loyola Score W/L Penn State 14-10 W 12-7 W North Carolina 10-9 L 10-4 L 12-10 L Towson 23-3 W 16-7 W James Madison 14-11 W 10-9 W 8-7 W William & Mary 16-7 W 8-3 W Old Dominion 18-1 W 6-5 W