Adams keeps the points coming for No. 1 Terps

Soph's 10 points vs. Temple extends streak to 16 games

Women's lacrosse notebook

April 02, 1999|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

As No. 1-ranked Maryland continues to roll, so does sophomore Jen Adams. Or maybe that should be the other way around.

Adams has contributed at least a goal or an assist in 16 straight games. The last time she was held scoreless also was the last time Maryland lost -- 12-10 to North Carolina in the ACC tournament last April 18.

The sophomore from Brighton, Australia, leads the Terps (9-0) with 30 goals and 19 assists. Three times this season, she has scored a career-high five goals.

On Tuesday, Adams had a career afternoon with five goals and five assists in a 23-5 romp over Temple, the same team against which she began her streak. Her 10 points came within a point of tying Maryland's all-time single-game record, matched most recently by Kelly Amonte in 1991.

At Temple, Adams and the Terps concluded a five-game road tour in which they defeated their opponents -- including four ranked teams -- by an average of 12 goals. They will play host to No. 5 James Madison at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Byrd Stadium.

Early birds

Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team has won every game it has led at halftime this season.

The Blue Jays are 6-0 when leading at the break and have outscored opponents 65-17 in the first half. In their only loss, the Blue Jays trailed No. 2 Duke at halftime 6-3 and lost, 14-6.

The Blue Jays had won their first five games before losing to Duke last Saturday. They completed that opening run with a two-game sweep on a California road trip.

They shut out California at Berkeley, 13-0, posting the program's sixth shutout and its first in 15 years. The Jays then beat Stanford, 14-8, on March 17. Goalie Sara Love, who also posted the shutout, made a career-high 18 saves at Stanford.

Young guns

Underclassmen have accounted for 70 percent of the season's scoring for No. 9 Loyola (3-2). Youngsters have contributed 37 of 53 goals and 13 of 17 assists.

Sophomore Danielle Battersby (10 goals, 4 assists) and freshman Stacey Morlang (10, 2) lead, followed by Kathleen O'Shea (9, 2), one of only two Greyhounds seniors. Sophomore Megan Santacroce (6, 2) and freshman Katie Robinson (5, 2) also are in the top six.

The Greyhounds certainly need the input of the youngsters, because 15 of their 24 players are freshmen or sophomores.

Also of note

Villanova's Megan Doyle (Maryvale) scored her 100th career goal Saturday as she contributed four goals to a 14-13 loss to Monmouth.

Richmond's Anne Heine (Loch Raven) needs just four goals to move into third place on the Spiders' all-time career scoring list. She has 87 goals.

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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