COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Top-seeded Maryland welcomes Penn in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship at noon Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Fans can watch the game live for free here.
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Scouting The Terps
• The Terps are entering their 30th NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship, beginning with a second round match against Penn Sunday.
• After nearly completing a perfect regular season in 2014, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team enters the postseason ranked No. 1 and boasts the top seed in the NCAA Championship after capturing its sixth-straight ACC tournament title. The Terps have advanced to five consecutive NCAA Final Fours.
• Taylor Cummings and Megan Douty represent the Maryland women’s lacrosse program on the five-player Tewaaraton finalist list. Cummings led Maryland with 101 draw controls, 33 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers and ranked second on the Terps fourth-ranked scoring offense with 51 goals, 23 assists and 74 points. Douty, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, led a Maryland defense that held opponents to a league best 8.00 goals per game, even as the conference featured four other teams in the nation’s top 15 in scoring offense.
• ACC Coach of the Year Cathy Reese has led the Terps to a 19-1 overall record and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship. Maryland is outscoring its opponents 298-160 and has compiled nine wins against teams ranked in the Top 20.
Scouting The Quakers
• Penn defeated Canisius 9-4 to advance to the second round Friday night.
• As the University of Maryland makes its transition from a storied history in the Atlantic Coast Conference to a promising future in the Big Ten conference, the Terps have reflected on special Proud Past moments during the 2014 campaign.
• Maryland junior defender Megan Douty, freshman midfielder Zoe Stukenberg and head coach Cathy Reese earned 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse individual postseason honors, as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches and announced Monday by the conference office.
• Douty and Stukenberg were named ACC Defensive and Co-Freshman of the Year, respectively, while Reese garnered coach of the year honors for a sixth-straight season.
#QUEST4SIX Complete - Terps Top 'Cuse for ACC Title
• Top-seeded Maryland capped an illustrious conference tenure with a spectacular 13-7 win against No. 2 seed Syracuse to capture its sixth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship Sunday at Alumni Stadium.
• ACC Championship Most Valuable Player Brooke Griffin finished the day with three goals and two assists and registered a staggering 15 points in three games during the tournament. Taylor Cummings posted a hat trick and Kelly McPartland recorded five points on two goals and three assists as Maryland moved to 19-1 in 2014.
• In addition to Cummings’ three goals, the sophomore Tewaaraton nominee recorded seven draw controls and three ground balls to lead the Terps. Cummings joined Griffin, McPartland, Alice Mercer and Casey Pepperman on the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team.
A History Lesson: Maryland and Its Dominance in the ACC Tournament
Quarterfinals W, Virginia Tech 14-9, Semifinals W, Virginia 15-9, Final W, Syracuse 13-7
Semifinals W, Virginia 13-9; Final W, UNC 12-8
1st Rd. W, Virginia Tech 15-7; Semifinals W, Duke 12-3; Final W, UNC 14-10
Semifinals W, Boston College 8-5; Final W, UNC 12-7
Semifinals W, Virginia 10-6; Final W, UNC 10-5
Semifinals W, Virginia 15-7; Final W, Duke 12-11
Semifinals W, UNC 6-4; Final L, Virginia 10-9 (OT)
Semifinals L, Virginia 10-7
1st Rd. W, Boston College 21-8; Semifinals L, Duke 19-9
Semifinals L, Virginia 15-11
Semifinals L, Virginia 9-7
Semifinals W, UNC 13-5; Final W, Virginia 11-6
Semifinals W, Virginia 15-12; Final L, UNC 11-10
Semifinals W, Virginia 7-6; Final W, Duke 15-12
Semifinals W, Virginia 8-6; Final W, UNC 17-6
Semifinals W, UNC 19-17 (OT); Final W, Virginia 16-6
Semifinals L, UNC 12-10
Semifinals W, Duke 14-4; Final W, Virginia 11-10
Griffin's Record Day Lifts Terps to ACC Final
• Brooke Griffin tied a tournament record with seven goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated Virginia 15-9 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Alumni Stadium. • Griffin’s seven goals tied the tournament record first set by Maryland legend Jen Adams against North Carolina in the 1999 semifinals and later by Virginia’s Tyler Leachman versus UNC in the 2006 semifinal round. Her nine overall points fell one shy of another ACC Championship mark. Kelly McPartland was also outstanding for Maryland, recording five points on four goals and an assist.
Nation-Best Four Terps Named Tewaaraton Nominees
• Maryland boasted a nation-best four players on the 27-member 2014 Tewaaraton Award nominee list.
• Brooke Griffin netted five goals to lift the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory against No. 18 Virginia at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Maryland outscored Virginia 7-2 in the second half to win the final conference meeting between the two programs. In addition to Griffin, Taylor Cummings led the Terrapin attack with three goals and two assists. Halle Majorana and Zoe Stukenberg also aided the offense with two goals each.
#2 Terps Fall at #1 North Carolina 17-15
• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team dropped its first game of the season 17-15 at No. 1 North Carolina.
•Taylor Cummings and Kelly McPartland each netted four goals and Zoe Stukenberg added three for Maryland. A late, valiant comeback effort fell just short while the Terps surrendered 17 goals, the highest mark they have allowed in a game since April 22, 2007. Despite the loss, Maryland dominated the draw, posting a 24-10 advantage in the category led by 10 from Cummings and eight by Beth Glaros.
Cummings Filling up Box Scores
• Taylor Cummings - a Tewaaraton finalist as only a sophomore- has been steady all season long for the Terrapins.
• The midfield sensation boasts 51 goals, 23 assists and 74 points. She also leads the team with 33 ground balls, 101 draw controls and 27 caused turnovers.
#2 Terps Edge #4 Boston College
• The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team picked up a pair of clutch performances from its freshman class as it edged No. 4 Boston College 10-9 at a rain-soaked Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Kelly McPartland is having a tremendous junior season, posting a team-high 81 points in 2014.
• The Tewaaraton nominee also boasts 51 goals and 30 assists while shooting at a stellar .567 clip (51-for-90).
• Maryland's freshman class has lived up to the hype this season, notching valuable minutes for the Terps.
• Zoe Stukenberg and Nadine Hadnagy have led the way for the rookies, notching starts in every game this season. Stukenberg boasts 31 goals and eight assists in her first season and Hadnagy has recorded 17 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.
#2 Terps Stay Perfect with 16-10 Win vs. #8 Irish
•Brooke Griffin tallied seven points to lead the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 16-10 win against new conference foe No. 8 Notre Dame at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
• Griffin notched four goals and three assists as Maryland held its ninth opponent to 10 or fewer goals in 2014. Taylor Cummings posted four goals and Kelly McPartland recorded a hat trick to aid the Terrapin attack. Cummings added a pair of assists to move her team-leading point total to 41.
• Erin Collins was spectacular on the draw, posting a career-high nine. Cummings added four draw controls and a team-high four ground balls. Abbey Clipp recorded 10 saves in the cage.
Glaros Guides #2 Terps Past #6 Duke
• Senior Beth Glaros erupted for six goals to lift the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 19-10 victory at No. 6 Duke Saturday at Koskinen Stadium.
• Glaros nearly doubled her goal output for the season with six against Duke. The senior also added three draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers to give Maryland its first conference win in 2014. Sophomore Taylor Cummings tallied a season-high five goals and posted seven draw controls, three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls to lead the Terps.
#2 Terps Drop #3 Syracuse 12-10
• Sparked by five points from New York-native Kelly McPartland, the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team topped No. 3 Syracuse 12-10 in a top five showdown at the Carrier Dome.
• Led by seven goals from Brooke Griffin and 21 saves by Abbey Clipp, the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team defeated No. 7 Penn State 14-7 on the road.
• Maryland notched its first win over a nationally-ranked opponent in 2014 with the seven-goal victory against future Big Ten foe Penn State. In addition to Griffin’s seven scores, Beth Glaros added a hat trick and Kristen Lamon, Erin Collins, Kelly McPartland and Taylor Cummings chipped in with one tally each. Clipp’s 21 saves is three stops shy of the Terrapin record held by Denise Wescott in 1977 which was also against the Nittany Lions.
Clipp, Griffin Record Career Days
• Redshirt juniors Abbey Clipp and Brooke Griffin put together the finest outing of their careers last Saturday in a 14-7 victory at No. 7 Penn State.
• Clipp recorded a massive 21 saves to help the Terrapin defense thwart a rare 36-31 shot deficit en route to its first victory against a top-ten ranked foe in 2014. Clipp recorded 13 saves total in the past two seasons.
• After catching fire against Boston University Wednesday with four goals and two assists, Griffin recorded seven goals and one helper in Maryland's win at Penn State Saturday. The attacker is currently leading the Terps with 17 points, including a team-high 13 goals and four assists.
Terps Snag Numerous Inside Lacrosse Awards
• Sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings has been tabbed to the 2014 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Player of the Year watch list.
• Cummings – the youngest of six players to be named to the list – posted 43 goals and 14 assists last season. She was equally valuable on the circle, where she recorded a team-high 94 draw controls.
• With the help of former Terrapin Tewaaraton winners Caitlyn McFadden and Katie Schwarzmann, the United States captured the 2013 FIL World Cup Championship with a convincing 19-5 win against Canada.
• McFadden and Schwarzmann – who both started for Team USA - combined for three goals and three draw controls in the title game.
Reese Returns to Lead Terps
• A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her eighth season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program. Here are just a few of her highlights with the Terps.
• 2010 IWLCA National Coach of the Year • 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ACC Coach of the Year • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ACC Champions • Coached 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ACC Player of the Year, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year, three Tewaaraton Award winners, nine Tewaaraton finalists, 31 All-Americans, and 31 All-ACC selections • 2006 MPSF Coach of the Year • 2009, 2010 and 2011 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year • Guided Denver to school-record 16 wins in 2006 • Won eight national championships at Maryland as a player and coach (1995-2001, 2010) • 1998 NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player
The 20-Win Club
• With its win against Stony Brook, Maryland notched its eighth 20-win season in program history in 2013 and its fourth in the last five seasons.
• Maryland also won at least 20 games in 1997 (21), 1999 (21), 2000 (21), 2001 (23), 2009 (21), 2010 (22), and 2011 (21).
Protect This House
• Maryland is 81-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.
• The Terps have won all six games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past six seasons. The Terps are 220-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 14 perfect seasons in that span.
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