Maryland, which remained the top team in both national polls after dropping a double overtime match at No. 14 Dartmouth Sunday, saw its nation-best 28-game winning streak come to a screeching halt in Hanover over the weekend. Let's take a trip down memory lane and break down some numbers from the Terps' incredible run.
237 - Total number of goals Maryland defeated its 28 opponents by
14.39 - Average goals per game
121 - Total points by Sarah Mollison
18 - Ranked opponents topped by Terps
42 - Brittany Poist ground balls
36,571 - Total fans that witnessed at least one game in the streak
.877 - Average clear percentage
6.39 - Brittany Dipper's goals against average
2 - Atlantic Coast Conference Championships
1 - National Championship
One last note, while the winning streak may be over, Sarah Mollison's point-tallying run continues. The senior has tallied a goal and/or an assist in 64 consecutive games.
THEY SAY NO PAIN, NO GAIN RIGHT?
The Terps' new athletic trainer Allie Boll has been one of the busiest employees on campus this spring tending to a plethora of injuries all season long. The injury bug has bitten the Terps particularly hard, beginning last fall when Brooke Griffin, the nations' top incoming freshman, tore her ACL.
In 2011, Griffin's fellow classmate Kelsey Horton is sporting a boot with a pair of stress fractures, Laura Merrifield has battled shingles and a variety of leg and shoulder issues, Karri Ellen Johnson and Brandi Jones have been forced to the sidelines with concussions and top reserve Danielle Kirk broke her leg at the end of April.
Call it luck or just fabulous scheduling, but the two-week break from competition is warmly welcomed by the coaching staff and players alike.
THE WAITING GAME
The bracket for the 16-team, single-elimination NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship will be announced Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. exclusively on NCAA.com via HD web stream. Eight first-round games will be played Saturday, May 14, or Sunday, May 15, and four quarterfinal games will be contested Saturday, May 21, or Sunday May 22. The semifinals and finals will be held in Stony Brook, N.Y. Friday, May 27 and Sunday, May 29.