Women's Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season At FSU
Oct. 25, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- With five wins in its last six matches, the Maryland women's soccer team looks to close out the season with a win at Florida State on Sunday in Tallahassee Fla. The Terps can secure the No. 2 seed at the 1999 ACC Tournament with a win over the Seminoles and if North Carolina defeat Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon. Currently, Maryland is in sole possession of third place in the ACC with a 3-2-1 record behind North Carolina (6-0), which has clinched the No. 1 seed for the 10th time in 11 years and Wake Forest, which is currently 4-2 in the ACC.
Should Maryland win at Florida State, the Terps would finish 4-2-1 in the ACC, which would be the team's best-ever record in conference play since varsity action began in 1987. Maryland's previous best finish was at 4-3-0 in 1995 and 1997.
If Maryland finishes second, it would be the first time they would have finished higher than third in the league. The Terps previously finished third in the ACC in 1995 and 1997.
The ACC Tournament gets underway Thursday, Nov. 4 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. No. 1 (North Carolina) plays No. 8 (Florida State), No. 2 plays No. 7 (Duke), No. 3 plays No. 6 (NC State) and No. 4 plays No. 4.
Game Facts and Coverage
Site: Seminole Soccer Field (2,000), Tallahassee, Fla.
Maryland Stays At No. 5 In Mid-Atlantic Region
NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll (Oct. 25) 1. Penn State (14-2-1) 6. Penn (11-3-1) 2. Virginia (11-6-0) 7. Princeton (10-3-1) 3. William & Mary (13-3-0) 8. Richmond (9-8-1) 4. James Madison (12-4-1) 9. Seton Hall (8-8-0) 5. Maryland (8-8-1) 10. Navy (12-6-0)Maryland Receiving Votes In Oct. 25 NSCAA Poll
The Terps are once again receiving votes in the NSCAA poll of Oct. 25. Maryland is the fifth team receiving votes following James Madison, Iowa and Hartford and Minnesota.
Trio of Seniors Play Final Regular-Season Game
Janss has played in 90 games (fourth all-time), netted 15 goals (10th all-time) and recorded 38 points (10th all-time). Mynarski has played in 88 games (tied for fifth all-time), scored 20 goals (tied for sixth all-time), assisted 10 times (10th all-time) and tallied 50 points (seventh all-time). Basalyga has played in 79 games, with 15 points on four goals and seven assists.
The Series With Florida State
Kerry D. Faces Old Squad
It marks the second consecutive week, that a Terp assistant coach has a strong connection to a Maryland opponent. Katherine Remy coached against her sister Anne Remy, a sophomore forward for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Remy scored the game-winner in the Heels 3-0 win over Maryland.
MARYLAND (8-8-1, 3-2-1 ACC) A29 at George Washington (RV/-) W, 2-0 S1 UMBC (RV/-) W, 6-1
No. 3 UNC Hands Terps, 3-0 Loss
"I am very proud of the way our team played today," said Higgins-Cirovski. "We proved we can hang with this team with our performance. (Playing against UNC and Dorrance) is a friendly competition. I learned so much from them and have great deal of respect for Anson and the program." The game was also the final regular-season home game for three seniors, Lindsay Basalyga (Cincinnati, Ohio), Emily Janss (Brandon, Fla.) and Jackie Mynarski (Somers, N.Y.). The trio has played in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
North Carolina (15-2 overall, 6-0 ACC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Anne Remy's shot deflected in off the right goal post at the 13:19 mark. The Tar Heels extended the lead to 2-0 as Jena Kluegel scored at 62:54 on a chip shot from about 25 yards out. Then Kim Patrick closed the scoring with a header from five yards out with 1:38 left in the second half.
The Tar Heels outshot the Terps, 13-4 and took 12 corner kicks, while Maryland had just one. In goal, Maryland's Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) made three first-half saves, while Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) made four in the second half.
Maryland falls to 8-8-1 overall, 3-2-1 in the ACC.
Terps Notch Second ACC Upset
Janss took a pass from senior forward Lindsay Basalyga (Cincinnati, Ohio) and beat Wake Forest keeper Erin Regan from nine yards out at the 70:09 mark.
The win was the Terps' fifth in a row and moves their record to 8-7-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the ACC. Maryland stands in sole possession of second place in the league with two games to play. Maryland is making a push for its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Wake Forest falls to 10-4 overall, 3-2 in the ACC.
"I am so proud of this team," said Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "It was a real team effort. The defense was great and Lindsay Givens (Downingtown, Pa.) made some great stops late in the game. Emily Janss and Jackie Mynarski (Somers, N.Y.) showed great leadership throughout the game."
Maryland has recorded six shutouts this season, four in the last five games with the combination of Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) and Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) playing the first and second halves, respectively. Against Wake Forest, each keeper made one save to preserve the shutout. Wolff is third all-time in career shutouts with 10.5.
Janss now ranks in sole possession of 10th place on the Maryland career goals list with 15 and career points list with 38. The game was delayed for 10 minutes during the second half with 38:24 left in the half due to lightning and thunder.
The Terps outshot Wake Forest 8-7, while the Demon Deacons took nine corner kicks to the Terps five.
Janss Hits Grand Slam Of Honors
Janss was named the SoccerTimes.com NCAA Women's National Player of the Week on Tuesday night to wrap up the grand slam of awards. She was named to the Soccer America Women's Team of the Week, for the week ending Oct. 17, for the second time this season earlier in the day on Tuesday. Janss was also honored by Soccer America for the week ending Aug. 29.
On Monday, Janss was named the ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the first time in her career. She was also honored as the University of Maryland Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Terps Play Ranked Teams
No. 9 Is Nice For Terps
Of Maryland's eight losses, six have come against teams currently ranked in the top 25 (USC, UCLA, Baylor, Virginia, William & Mary and North Carolina).
Mynarski, Janss On The Charts
Maryland Career Points Leaders 1. Keri Sarver (1995-98) 155 2. Emmy Harbo (1995-98) 140 3. Robin McCullough (1995-98) 66 4t.Michelle Deville (1994-97) 63 4t.Randi Goldblatt (1991-94) 63 6. Kelly Amonte (1992-95) 54 7. Jackie Mynarski (1996-Pres.) 50 8. Audra Weber (1991-94) 46 9. Stephanie Magro (1991-94) 39 10.Emily Janss (1996-Pres.) 38Janss, Mynarski On Games List
Maryland captains Emily Janss and Jackie Mynarski have moved into the top 10 career lists for most games played in a Maryland career. The pair which has played on defense and midfield over their four-year tenures at Maryland and have been two of the most stable elements of the Terps' lineup for the past few years. By playing in all 17 games this season, all starts, Janss has played in 90 games in the red, black and white while Mynarski has seen action in 88 matches.
Maryland Career Games Played Leaders 1. Robin McCullough (1995-98) 97 2t. Keri Sarver (1995-98) 94 2t. Emmy Harbo (1995-98) 94 4. Emily Janss (1996-present) 90 5t. Jackie Mynarski (1996-present) 88 5t Maureen McDonough (1993-96) 88 5t. Michelle Salmon (1994-97) 88Givens Continues To Assist
Lindsay Givens leads Maryland in assists this season with five. The freshman is four off the class record of assists, set by Emmy Harbo (9) in 1995. Givens picked up her fifth assist on a perfect throw-in to Emily Janss in the box to give Maryland a 1-0 lead against Clemson on Sunday. The Downingtown, Pa., native has picked up all five helpers in the last eight games including a stretch of three in four games.
Goalies On Charts
Maryland Career Saves Leaders 1. Cailin Mullins (1990-93) 354 2. Heather Rowe (1993-96) 258 3. Missy Price (1993-96) 216 4. Ali Wolff (1997-Pres.) 184 5. Riki-Ann Serrins (1997-Pres.) 112Freshmen Draw Starting Nods
Shannon Higgins-Cirovski has depended heavily on freshmen and sophomore transfer Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.) this season. Six different first-year players have started for the Terps in 1999. In fact, over the Terps' 17 games, 49 percent of the starting positions have been held by freshmen or Gustafson. Leading the way for the freshmen starters have been defensive stalwarts Lindsay Givens, Carly Viher (Mentor, Ohio) and Sally Harrison (Virginia Beach, Va.). The trio has started all 17 games this season.
Up front, Gustafson has started all 17 games along with midfielder Valerie Lawrence (Silver Spring, Md.). Kim King and Dana Jarzyniecki have each started four games also this season. King started her Maryland career on fire scoring in her first two games. King is the first Maryland freshman to score in her first two college games since Emmy Harbo scored in each of her two games in the 1995 season against Virginia Tech and George Mason.
Winning At Ludwig
Terps By The Numbers