Terps Travel to AU Tuesday
Oct. 22, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland volleyball team (10-12, 2-9 ACC) completes its regular season non-conference schedule Tuesday night at American.
First serve for the Terps and Eagles is set for 7 p.m. at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C.
The match will be streamed live on aueagles.tv.
Last Time Out
The Terps lost in Chapel Hill to North Carolina in four sets on Friday night and closed the weekend with a 3-0 loss to NC State in Raleigh.
Maryland opens a four-match homestand Friday night against Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. at Comcast Pavilion and closes the weekend with a 2 p.m. match on Sunday against Clemson.
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Scouting the Terps
Sophomores Ashleigh Crutcher and Adreené Elliott continue to be the Terps go to hitters. Crutcher and Elliott rank one and two on the team with 278 kills and 223 kills, respectively. Crutcher is averaging 3.56 kills per set, which ranks third in the ACC, while Elliott ranks fifth in the ACC with a .400 hitting percentage.
Freshman Mackenzie Dagostino and senior Remy McBain continue to set up the Terrapin hitters. Dagostino is averaging a team-best 6.10 assists per set. McBain is right behind her with a 5.32 assist per set average.
Elliott has been the Terps strongest defensive presence along the net. Elliott has 86 total blocks on the season and is averaging 1.10 per set, which ranks ranks eighth in the conference.
Junior Sarah Harper anchors the backline and is averaging 3.94 digs per set.
Scouting the Eagles
American enters the match winners of six of its past seven matches and four in a row. Over the weekend, the Eagles defeated Holy Cross in five sets on Friday and knocked off Army in three sets on Saturday.
The Eagles' offense feature three hitters led by Sara Rishell. Rishell has a team-high 2.83 kills per set average followed by Juliana Crum (2.00 K/S) and Morgan Hendrix (146 kills).
Kylann Scheidt is the Eagles primary setter. Scheidt is averaging 8.18 assists per set.
On the defensive side of the net, Hendrix is averaging 1.31 blocks per set and Allison Cappellino is averaging 4.12 digs per set.
The Terps have won all 15 meetings against American. Tomorrow's match is the first meeting between the two schools since Sept. 10, 2005. The Terps knocked off American in three sets as part of the Pitt Invitational.
Maryland last traveled to American on Oct. 10, 1995 in a match the Terps won in four sets.
Head Coach Tim Horsmon
Tim Horsmon is in his fifth season in charge of the Maryland volleyball team. With the Terps' victory over Villanova on Aug. 24, Horsmon won his 50th career game at Maryland.
With Maryland's win over Virgina on Sept. 30, Horsmon now has 284 career wins.
Keep Setting Crutcher
Sophomore Ashleigh Crutcher totaled a career-high 26 kills against Virginia Tech on Sept. 28. It marked the most kills by a Terrapin since Jade Brown knocked down 27 kills against North Carolina on Nov. 25, 2006.
Running The Show
Dagostino averaged 11.14 assists per set in the two matches and dished out a career-high 43 assists against the Seminoles.
With 13 kills against Virginia on Sept. 30, senior Remy McBain eclipsed the 500 kill plateau for her career. McBain currently sits at 547 kills, which is the sixth-highest total for a Terp since 2007.
With 26 assists at Wake Forest on Oct. 6, McBain surpassed the 3,000 assist mark. The Leonia, N.J., native has 3,059 assists over her four years in College Park. She is only the fifth Terp all-time to eclipse 3,000 assists.
Junior Mary Cushman tallied one assisted block at NC State on Saturday to reach 100 career assisted blocks.
The Terps wrapped up their pre-conference tournament schedule at LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 14-15. Sophomore Adreené Elliott came away with the highest honors. The Winston-Salem, N.C., native was voted the MVP of both the Villanova Classic and Blackbird Invitational as well as earning a spot on the Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills All-Tournament team.
At the Blackbird Invitational, Elliott tallied 31 kills and 23 total blocks including a career-high eight total blocks against St. John's. Elliott tied the mark with another eight total blocks against LIU Brooklyn the following night.
In three matches at the Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational, Elliott finished with 32 kills and a .419 hitting percentage. In the win over George Washington, Elliott had a career-high .619 hitting percentage.
Elliott took home MVP honors at the Villanova Classic to open the season. In three matches, she tallied 26 kills and 13 total blocks. Elliott finished the weekend with a .353 hitting percentage.
With 54 kills at the Maryland Invitational, sophomore Ashleigh Crutcher earned a spot on the Maryland Invitational All-Tournament team. Crutcher leads the Terps in kills with 158.
Junior Mary Cushman and Gold earned spots on the Blackbird Invitational All-Tournament team. In three matches, Cushman finished with 28 kills, 13 digs and six total blocks. Cushman had a season-high .480 hitting percentage against St. John's. Gold completed the weekend with 25 kills and 16 digs.
For the season, Elliott is converting 40 percent of her attack opportunities. On her current pace, Elliott would become Maryland's single-season hitting percentage record holder.
On the defensive side of the net, Elliott notched a solo block at NC State on Saturday to move into a tie for eighth all-time with Jaime Summers (52).
Junior Sarah Harper moved past Maria DiLivio (1,002) into eighth all-time in Maryland history in digs against LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 15. With 1,153 digs, Harper trails Bethany Springer by 51 digs for seventh all-time.
The Terps welcomed seven newcomers to the squad this season. The seven-member class was given highest honorable mention honors by PrepVolleyball.com.
So far this season, all seven freshmen have seen action for the Terps, which is the most in the ACC.
Emily Fraik totaled a career-high eight kills in the Terps' win over Virginia on Sept. 30.
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