Women's Lax: No. 6 Maryland On The Road At No. 2 Johns Hopkins Sunday At Noon

April 8, 2006

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The sixth-ranked Maryland Terrapin women's lacrosse team will look to get back in the win column this Sunday on the road at No. 2 Johns Hopkins. The Terps had their six-game winning streak stopped in overtime on Wednesday to No. 5 Georgetown, falling to the Hoyas, 11-10.

    The Terps enter Sunday's game with a record of 9-4, while Hopkins comes into the game with a perfect 8-0 record. Sunday's game will be televised live on ESPNU at noon. Scott Garceau, Theresa Sherry and Quint Kessenich will call the action.

    Maryland is 7-0 all-time against Johns Hopkins, but the last two games in the series have been close. The Terps won by two last year, 12-10, and by three in 2004 (14-11), which was their last visit to Homewood Field.

    A Glance Ahead: Maryland will continue its tough stretch with a road ACC game at North Carolina on Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

    Last Time Out vs. Georgetown
    • Maryland dropped a tough 11-10 overtime decision to No. 5 Georgetown Wednesday night in College Park. The Terps surrendered a late goal in regulation and Brittany Baschuk scored the game-winner with just :16 left in the second overtime period to secure the win for Georgetown.
    Krista Pellizzi scored three goals and one assist for Maryland, and Kelly Kasper added a hat trick for the Terps.
    Allie Buote stopped a career-high 12 shots for Maryland to help lead the Terp defense.

    Kasper ACC Player Of The Week
    Kelly Kasper was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week after leading the Terrapins to a 18-9 conference victory over Virginia Tech. Kasper, who shares the honor with Virginia's Ginger Miles, is the second Terrapin in as many weeks to be honored by the league.
    Delia Cox was the ACC's Player of the Week last week (March 27).
    • Kasper had a career game against the Hokies tallying career-highs in points with nine, goals (5) and assists (4). The sophomore midfielder also pulled down a game-high seven draw controls as the Terps held a decisive 24-5 advantage over the Hokies in that category. Kasper also added two caused turnovers in the win.

    Terp Tidbits
    • The Terps wrapped up a six-game homestand against Georgetown. Maryland went 5-1 during that stretch, including a 2-1 mark against ranked opponents.
    • All of Maryland's losses this season have come to teams ranked in the top five.
    • Maryland has scored double-digit goals in the last seven games. Prior to the game against Georgetown, the last time the Terps lost when scoring at least 10 goals was April 29, 2005, vs. Virginia in the ACC Tournament.
    • Despite failing to score a goal against Georgetown, her assist against the Hoyas runs her consecutive-point streak to 31 games.
    • The Terps have scored 114 goals over the last seven games (16.3 per game). During that span, Krista Pellizzi and Katie Doolittle have each netted the most goals for the Terps with 22. The Maryland defense has been equally as impressive in the last six games allowing only 55 goals (7.75 per game).
    • With her 12 saves against Georgetown, Allie Buote now has 102 on the season. The sophomore had just 10 saves in limited action last season.
    Krista Pellizzi had 34 career points (23g, 11a) in two seasons as a Terrapin. This season she has 51 points (32g, 19a).
    • The Terps have five players with 27 or more points. Four players have double-digit assists on the year.
    • Maryland is 2-3 vs. ranked opponents this year.
    • The Terps improved play over the last seven games can be attributed to a better job on draw controls. In Maryland's sluggish 3-3 start, the Terps were winning less than 50 percent of the draws (61 out of 126). However, over the last seven games, Maryland has won over 60 percent of the draws (115 out of 185). Kelly Kasper has helped in that area, coming down with 31 draws in those seven games (4.5 draws per game).
    • The Maryland defense has only given up double-digit goals three times this season.
    Kelly Kasper has proven she can make plays all over the field for the Terps. She is among the top three on the team in six different statisical categories (goals, assists, points, draw controls, groundballs and caused turnovers). As of April 3, she leads the ACC and is eighth in the country in caused turnovers per game (2.14).

    That Thing You Doo
    • Junior Katie Doolittle has found her scoring touch that has coincided with Maryland's strong play as of late.
    • In the last seven games, she is tied for the team lead in goals with 22.
    • In four of the last six games, she has at least three goals.
    • Through the first seven games of the season, she had just seven goals and one assist.

    Doolittle's First 7 games: 7g, 1a, 8 pts.
    Doolittle's Last 7 games: 22g, 2a, 30 pts.

    Last Year vs. Hopkins
    Acacia Walker scored five goals, including four in the second half, to lead ninth-ranked Maryland to a 12-10 victory over No. 12 Johns Hopkins. Delia Cox added four points on three goals and one assist, and defender Greta Sommers helped limit Johns Hopkins' Mary Key to just one goal on the day.
    • The Terps never trailed in the game.

    Scouting The Blue Jays
    • Johns Hopkins enters the game with a perfect 8-0 record on the year. The Blue Jays defeated Vanderbilt 11-8 in their last time out.
    • The Blue Jays are led by Tewaaraton candidate Mary Key. Key has 30 goals and 23 assists. Her 6.63 points per game and her 2.88 assists per game lead the NCAA.
    • Steph Janice is the reigning ALC Player of the Week. She scored four goals to help pace the Blue Jays past Vanderbilt last week.
    • Kadie Stamper wins nearly 30 percent of the draws for Hopkins (29 of 105).
    • After facing the NCAA's leader in goals-against average on Wednesday in Maggie Koch, the Terps will face goalie Lauren Riddick who is ranked second with a GAA of 6.70. Amelia Harris has also seen time in the cage this year for Hopkins, playing in four games and making two starts.

    Tale of the Tape
    Johns Hopkins
    Opp. Goals/Game
    Save Pct.
    Caused Turnovers/Game
    Draw Controls PG

    • With goals in her first 13 games, Kelly Kasper has scored a goal in 19-straight games (dating back to last season).
    Delia Cox has scored a point in her last 31 games (dating back to last season.)
    • In addition to the 31-game scoring streak, Delia Cox has also started every game Maryland has played during her career, a streak of 74 consecutive starts.

    Tough Tests
    • The Terrapins traditionally play one of the nation's most difficult schedules, and 2006 will be no different. Ten Maryland opponents are ranked in the most recent Inside Lacrosse poll, eight of which are in the top 10.