Oct. 13, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Coming off its highest scoring game in eight seasons, the Maryland women's soccer team heads to Clemson to face the No. 5 Tigers tonight at Riggs Field. The Terps busted out for an amazing offensive output of nine goals in their shutout of Howard on Wednesday night.
The night saw several Maryland records broken and equaled. Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.) tied the school record for goals in a game with four and Dana Jarzyniecki (Rochester, N.Y.) set the school record for assists in a game with three. Gustafson tied the mark originally set by Emmy Harbo on Oct. 31, 1998 at Louisiana State. Jarzyniecki broke the record of two assists in a game set by numerous players over the past 14 years.
Against Clemson, Maryland will be seeking its second upset of a top-five ranked team in 2000. The Terps upset No. 4 Penn State on Aug. 29 for the school's first-ever victory over a top-five team. The game against Clemson also marks the Terps' seventh contest against a ranked team this season. Overall, 12 of the 18 teams on Maryland's schedule have been ranked in the NSCAA Top 25 during the season.
Records & Rankings
Maryland enters the Clemson game with a 6-7-0 overall record (0-4-0 in the ACC) after winning at Rutgers (1-0), upsetting No. 4 Penn State (3-1), and winning its last four games in home shutouts: Towson (1-0), George Washington (3-0), George Mason (1-0) and Howard (9-0). The Terps' losses have come against No. 22 Duke (2-1), Richmond (1-0), No. 19 Santa Clara (4-2), No. 6 Stanford (3-0), No. 20 Wake Forest (1-0), NC State (1-0) and No. 15 Virginia (3-2). Last season, Maryland was 11-10-1 and 4-2-1 in the ACC as it finished the season ranked No. 23 in the final NSCAA poll. The Terps advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight year before losing to semifinalists Penn State, 3-2 in the second round.
The Terps were ranked as high as No. 9 on Sept. 4 in the NSCAA poll but are not ranked this week.
Clemson is 13-1-0 overall in 2000, 3-1-0 in the ACC. The Tigers opened the season by reeling off 12 consecutive victories including an upset of then-No. 1 North Carolina on Sept. 13 (2-1). Clemson was ranked as high as No. 2 in every poll before losing to Duke on Oct. 7 (1-0). The Tigers' other victories have come against UCLA (1-0), Old Dominion (3-1), Dayton (2-1), Charlotte (1-0), South Carolina (2-0), Florida State (3-2), Western Carolina (4-0), UNC Asheville (5-0), Furman (1-0), Virginia (2-1), Richmond (1-0) and Wofford (7-2).
The Tigers are still ranked in the top five in four of the five soccer polls for the week of Oct. 9. They are No. 4 in the Soccer Buzz and SoccerTimes.com polls, No. 5 in the NSCAA and American Soccer Writers poll and No. 8 according to Soccer America.
The Series Against Clemson
The Terps and Tigers have split the eight meetings since Clemson's program started in 1994. Maryland captured a thrilling 2-1 upset over the then-No. 9 Tigers last season as Emily Janss scored with 1:14 left in the first overtime for the second of her two goals in a match. The win ended Clemson's six-game consecutive shutout streak.
Each team has won all four of its games in the series on its home field, with Clemson winning the last game at Riggs Field, 2-1 in 1998. The teams have each scored 10 goals in the series.
Oct. 30, 1994 No. 13 Clemson 3, Maryland 0 Nov. 7, 1996 No. 9 Clemson 2, No. 13 Maryland 1 (ACC)
Oct. 6, 1995 No. 10 Maryland 2, No. 13 Clemson 0 Oct. 12, 1997 No. 19 Maryland 2, No. 9 Clemson 0
Nov. 2, 1995 No. 13 Maryland 2, No. 15 Clemson 0 (ACC) Sept. 6, 1998 No. 18 Clemson 2, No. 7 Maryland 1
Nov. 1, 1996 No. 8 Clemson 2, No. 20 Maryland 0 Oct. 17, 1999 Maryland 2, No. 9 Clemson 1 (OT)
Home Sweet Home
Maryland has made a habit of winning at Ludwig Field. The Terps hold a 47-16-3 record all-time in games played at Ludwig, dating to its construction in 1995. They have won 73.5 percent of the games in College Park.
Maryland has won seven straight non-conference games at Ludwig after defeating Howard 9-0 on Oct. 11, and nine of the last 13, overall.
Ludwig Field Records Set
In the onslaught against Howard, the Terps set several Ludwig Field records for both the team and individuals.
Team Records Set At Ludwig In 2000
Goals: 9 vs. Howard, 10/11/00
Old Record: 8 vs. UMBC, 10/1/96
Assists: 8 vs. Howard, 10/11/00
Old Record: 7 vs. UMBC, 10/1/96
Points: 26 vs. Howard, 10/11/00
Old Record: 23 vs. UMBC, 10/1/96
Saves: 13 vs. Penn State, 8/29/00
Old Record: 10 vs. North Carolina, 10/10/97
Individual Records Set At Ludwig In 2000
Goals: 4 by Sara Gustafson vs. Howard, 10/11/00*
Old Record: 3 by Keri Sarver, four times &
Emmy Harbo vs. Navy, 9/22/96
Assists: 3 by Dana Jarzyniecki vs. Howard, 10/11/00
Old Record: 2 by many players, 10 times
Points: 8 by Sara Gustafson vs. Howard, 10/11/00*
Old Record: 3 by Keri Sarver, four times &
Emmy Harbo vs. Navy, 9/22/96
Saves: 13 Riki-Ann Serrins vs. Penn State, 8/29/00
Old Record: Serrins 10 vs. North Carolina, 10/10/97
*-Indicates school record.
Players Set Career Highs
Against Howard, five different Terps set career highs in goals, assists or points. Sara Gustafson, Katie Ludwig (Mt. Laurel, N.J.), Dana Jarzyniecki, Courtney Beirne (Westminster, Md.) and Kim King (Media, Pa.) all set career marks.
Individual Career Highs Set Vs. Howard
Sara Gustafson - 4 goals*, 8 points
Katie Ludwig - 2 goals, 5 points
Dana Jarzyniecki - 3 assists*, 3 points
Courtney Beirne - 2 goals, 5 points
Kim King - 3 points
*-Indicates school record.
Serrins Sets New Shutout Mark
Senior keeper Riki-Ann Serrins took over the lead on the Maryland career shutout list with a half shutout against Howard. With 12.5 in her four-year career, Serrins moved past Heather Rowe (1988-91) and Missy Price (1993-96) for the career mark.
Serrins has also lowered her career goals against average to 1.33, allowing 56 goals in 3,778 minutes over 52 games in goal.
With 52 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
1. Riki-Ann Serrins (1997-Pres.) 12.5
2t. Heather Rowe (1988-91) 12
2t. 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.) 1.33
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.) 52
4t. Heather Rowe (1988-91) 49
4t. Ali Wolff (1997-Pres.) 49
Frosh Keepers Make Debuts
With the Terps' victory over Howard well in hand, a pair of freshmen keepers made their collegiate debuts on Oct. 11, 2000
Kristen Barnhill (Charlottesville, Va.) played 29:35 and made three saves, while Lynn Scharf (Woodstock, Va.) played the final 15:25 to preserve the shutout.
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. 9, 10 of the Terps' opponents are ranked including four in the top 10: No. 3 North Carolina, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Penn State and No. 9 Duke. Also ranked in the top 25 are No. 11 Santa Clara, No. 14 Virginia, No. 19 Florida State, No. 20 Stanford, No. 22 Richmond and William & Mary is among teams receiving votes.
"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 seventh and most recent entry, Lieberman wrote about the Terps disappointing loss to Virginia.
Wins Against Ranked Teams
The Terps picked up their first-ever win against a team ranked in the top five when they beat No. 4 Penn State on Aug. 29, 3-1. Previously, Maryland's only favorable result against a top-five team was a tie against then-No. 4 Connecticut when it battled to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 11, 1998.
All-time, Maryland has recorded 27 wins in program history against teams ranked in the Top 25, including four last season.
In 1999, then-unranked Maryland upset No. 9 Duke on Sept. 18 (4-3 in OT), No. 9 Clemson on Oct. 17 (2-1 in OT), No. 11 Wake Forest on Oct. 22 (1-0) and No. 21 Duke in the ACC Quarterfinals on Nov. 4 (2-1).
Over the past five years, dating to 1995, Maryland has picked up 23 wins against top 25 teams. Prior to the win over Penn State, the highest ranked team that Maryland has ever upset was then-No. 7 Duke, when the Terps topped the Blue Devils, 2-1 in College Park on Oct. 1, 1995. Maryland has picked up seven other wins against top-10 teams and that tie against UConn in 1998.
Wins/Ties Against Top 10 Teams
Oct. 8, 1993 Maryland 2, No. 8 William & Mary 1
Oct. 1, 1995 No. 12 Maryland 2, No. 7 Duke 1
Oct. 12, 1997 No. 19 Maryland 2, No. 9 Clemson 0
Nov. 7, 1997 No. 18 Maryland 2, No. 8 Duke 1
Sept. 18, 1998 Maryland 3, No. 9 Duke 1
Oct. 11, 1998 No. 24 Maryland 2, No. 4 Connecticut 2
Sept. 19, 1999 Maryland 4, No. 9 Duke, 3 (OT)
Oct. 17, 1999 Maryland 2, No. 9 Clemson 1 (OT)
Aug. 29, 2000 No. 23 Maryland 3, No. 4 Penn State 1
The No. 9 ranking in the Sept. 4 NSCAA poll was the highest ranking Maryland has received in four seasons, dating back to a No. 7 ranking to start the 1997 season. Overall, Maryland has been ranked for all or part of the season for the last eight years. Maryland's highest ranking came when the Terps were No. 4 midway through the 1996 season after Maryland reeled off 14 consecutive victories to start the season. Maryland played four games as the No. 4 team spanning Oct. 1-13, 1996.
Maryland has only been ranked higher during two previous seasons in 1996 and 1997.
Maryland In The NSCAA Rankings
Year High Final
1993 14 NR
1994 15 NR
1995 9 9
1996 4 7
1997 7 19
1998 18 NR
1999 23 23
2000 9 ??
Biscoe Lost For Year
Maryland freshman midfielder Jen Biscoe (Baltimore, Md.) will be lost for the remainder of the 2000 season with an torn ACL in her right knee. She underwent successful surgery for an isolated ACL tear on Friday, Sept. 22.
Only three days after she scored her first college goal to lift the Terps to a 1-0 win over local rival Towson on Sept. 6, Biscoe went down against Richmond on Sept. 9. She suffered the injury while playing defense in the 25th minute of the game and didn't return.
WMUC Broadcast Information
Maryland's student radio station WMUC (88.1 FM) will broadcast eight Maryland women's soccer games in 2000. A pregame show will air approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff. WMUC's broadcasts can be heard live on the Internet at wmuc.umd.edu.
Remaining 2000 WMUC Broadcast Schedule
Fri., Oct. 20 Florida State 7:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 22 William & Mary Noon
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