Adams sets mark

Terps women roll, 24-5

12 points highlight show in demolition of Hopkins

April 15, 2001|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF

COLLEGE PARK - Jen Adams was as big as the stage last night as the senior midfielder from Australia established a Maryland record for points in a game in a 24-5 rout of No. 19 Johns Hopkins at Byrd Stadium.

The top-ranked Terps normally play at Ludwig Field, but they moved into Byrd to start a women's-men's doubleheader. Adams, who is headed to her third straight national Player of the Year honor, racked up eight goals and four assists, and the 12 points bettered a record of 11 that she became the fourth player to reach last year.

"It doesn't matter where we play," Adams said. "There were more spectators here than we normally get and that was pretty exciting, but you have to make your own excitement sometimes."

Adams, who improved her school record career totals to 237 goals and 155 assists, staked Maryland (13-0) to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes. Johns Hopkins (6-5) pulled within 5-4, but the Terps scored the last 17 goals.

"We got possession in the first half, and that allowed us to stay close," Hopkins coach Janine Tucker said. "I'd be surprised if we had the ball more than four times in the second half, and that's a problem. Maryland's a step quicker, and about three feet taller than us."

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