Oct. 9, 2000
College Park, Md. -
Maryland looks to get on the winning side as they take on local rival Howard this Wednesday night, Oct. 11 at Ludwig Field. The match is part of a men's and women's doubleheader with the women's game kicking off at 5 p.m., and being immediately followed by the men's game against George Mason at 7 p.m.
Maryland looks to extend its home non-conference winning streak to seven when the Bison come to town on Wednesday.
The Terps have continued to play hard, falling to No. 15 Virginia, 3-2 last Friday night after building a 2-0 halftime lead. Six of Maryland's seven losses have come against team's currently ranked in the NSCAA Top 25. Overall, Maryland plays one of the nation's toughest schedule and 12 of the 18 scheduled teams for the 2000 season have been ranked in the Top 25 at one time this season.
The Series Against Howard
Wednesday's match will be the first in the series against Howard.
Home Sweet Home
Maryland has made a habit of winning at Ludwig Field. The Terps hold a 46-16-3 record all-time in games played at Ludwig, dating to its construction in 1995. They have won 73.1 percent of the games in College Park. Maryland has won six straight non-conference games at Ludwig and eight of the last 12, overall.
Offense Picks Up
Maryland scored two goals in a game for just the fourth time this season in Friday's loss to Virginia. Playing with a 3-6-1 formation, the Terps midfielders Courtney Beirne (Westminster, Md.) and Terri Greer (Woodbridge) were able to get into the scoring column for the first time this season. Beirne scored off a cross from Carly Viher (Mentor, Ohio) to give the Terps a 1-0 lead. Then Beirne assisted on Greer's goal just six minutes later.
Eight different Maryland player have scored this season, including hat tricks by Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.) against Penn State on Aug. 29 and Julie Nelson (McLean, Va.) against George Washington on Sept. 12. Both players continue to lead the team in goals with three apiece.
Gustafson took over the lead in overall points with an assist against Virginia to give her eight points for the season.
Playing The Best
Of the Terps' 18 regular-season opponents, 12 have been ranked in the NSCAA Top 25 at one point this season. For the week of Oct. 2, 10 of the Terps' opponents are ranked including three in the top 10: No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 North Carolina and No. 6 Penn State. Also ranked in the top 25 are No. 11 Santa Clara, No. 12 Duke, No. 13 Stanford, No. 15 Virginia, No. 20 Wake Forest, No. 22 Florida State and No. 25 Richmond.
What's Up With Women's Soccer
Maryland junior Debbie Lieberman (Commack, N.Y.) has been keeping a weekly journal about the women's soccer team called "What's Up With Women's Soccer."
It is posted on Maryland's website www.umterps.com under the features section on the home page and on the women's soccer page. It has also run on ESPN.com under the College Sports button on the left hand side.
In her sixth and most recent entry, Lieberman wrote about the Terps complete effort against George Mason.
Serrins Equals Shutout Mark
Senior keeper Riki-Ann Serrins moved into a tie for the all-time Maryland career record for most shutouts with 12. She tied Heather Rowe (1988-91) and Missy Price (1993-96) for the career record.
Serrins has also lowered her career goals against average to 1.35, allowing 56 goals in 3,733 minutes over 51 games in goal.
With 51 games played in goal, Serrins stands third in goalie games played. By playing against NC State, she passed teammate Ali Wolff and Rowe, who played in 49 games.
Her career GAA is third all-time at Maryland. She also passed Wolff for fourth all-time in saves with a 12-save performance against Virginia.
Wolff, who is redshirting the 2000 season also ranks in the top five on all three lists.
Career Shutout Leaders
1t. Riki-Ann Serrins (1997-Pres.) 12
1t. Heather Rowe (1988-91) 12
1t. Missy Price (1993-96) 12
4. Ali Wolff (1997-Pres.) 11.5
5. Cailin Mullins (1990-93) 10
Career Goals Against Average
1. Kassie Knecht (1995-96) 1.07
2. Missy Price (1993-96) 1.22
3. Riki-Ann Serrins (1997-Pres.) 1.35
4. Ali Wolff (1997-Pres.) 1.84
5. Heather Rowe (1988-91) 2.21
Career Saves Leaders
1. Cailin Mullins (1990-93) 361
2. Heather Rowe (1988-91) 258
3. Missy Price (1993-96) 216
4. Riki-Ann Serrins (1997-Pres.) 194
5. Ali Wolff (1997-Pres.) 189
Goalie Games Played Leaders
1. Cailin Mullins (1990-93) 70
2. Missy Price (1993-96) 56
3. Riki-Ann Serrins (1997-Pres.) 51
4t. Heather Rowe (1988-91) 49
4t. Ali Wolff (1997-Pres.) 49