ACC struts league's stuff in challenge vs. Big Ten

Top-ranked Maryland, No. 6 North Carolina dominate weekend event

Women's notebook

College Lacrosse

April 05, 2001|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

The Atlantic Coast Conference's domination at last weekend's inaugural women's lacrosse ACC/Big Ten Challenge resulted in ACC co-Player of the Week honors for Maryland's Jen Adams and North Carolina's Kellie Thompson.

Adams had nine goals and five assists in leading the No. 1 Terrapins to wins over No. 13 Penn State and Ohio State; Thompson (six goals, two assists) led the No. 6 Tar Heels in victories over both teams.

In the competition, held Friday and Sunday at Penn State, there was no doubt which conference reigned. Both ACC teams won big.

The six-time defending national champion Terps (9-0) topped Penn State, 14-6, and Ohio State, 19-2, to run their winning streak to 29 games. The Tar Heels (7-3) beat Penn State, 19-9, and Ohio State, 18-6.

Adams, who had her second 10-point game of the season against Penn State, continues to move up on the NCAA's list of career leaders. Having set an NCAA mark for career assists earlier this season, Adams now has 143. She has moved into fourth place on the career points list with 355, trailing the 17-year-old mark of 420, set by Delaware's Karen Emas.

Thompson, a former All-Metro Player of the Year at St. Mary's, enhanced her weekly stats with five goals and two assists in a 20-1 Tar Heels victory over Virginia Tech on March 27.

Defensive gems

No. 18 Johns Hopkins (6-3) has allowed an average of just 5.67 goals a game over the past six contests, five of which were victories. Goalie Jen McDonald made 42 saves and posted a 3.67 goals-against average with a .689 save percentage in that stretch.

The sophomore made nine saves in Saturday's 15-4 victory over Richmond, and for the season has a 7.70 goals-against average with a .576 save percentage.

Junior defender Shanu Kohli leads the Blue Jays with a plus-18 steal-to-turnover ratio, followed by Lauren Carney at plus-eight. The Blue Jays rank first in Division I in ground balls with 42.63 a game and second in caused turnovers at 15.63 a game.

Double trouble

Sisters Sheehan and Wick Stanwick each scored four goals in Georgetown's 13-5 win over Rutgers on Saturday.

Both Notre Dame Prep graduates rank among the No. 5 Hoyas' top three scorers this season.

Sheehan, a senior All-America attacker who holds all of the Hoyas' single-season scoring records as well as all-time records for points and goals, leads the team with 18 goals and 12 assists.

Wick, a sophomore attacker, is third with 10 goals and three assists.

Just passing through

Salisbury State's Christine Sliger set a Sea Gulls single-season assist record in Sunday's 16-9 victory over Catholic. The North Harford graduate had four assists, bringing her season total to 42.

In just 10 games, the junior broke the previous record of 37 set last season by Amanda Moculski (C. Milton Wright).

With 70 career assists, Sliger also is closing in on Moculski's record of 76. If she gets that one, Sliger will hold all of the school's assist milestones, having already set the single-game record with 10 in the No. 9 Sea Gull's victory over Alfred last month.

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