Today's NCAA State Women's Games

May 13, 2007|By KATHERINE DUNN | KATHERINE DUNN,Sun Reporter

YALE (13-3) @MARYLAND (15-3) Site: Ludwig Field, College Park Time: 1 p.m. Outlook: The Terps are looking for their 11th national championship and their first since 2001, when they capped a run of seven straight titles. In their 18th straight appearance in the tournament, the Terps are coming off their most successful season since 2001. The Bulldogs are in the tournament for the third time. They are on a nine-game winning streak but have not played in three weeks. The two teams haven't met since 1979, and this contest pits a Terps offense that averages 14.72 goals per game against a Yale defense holding opponents to 8.21 goals per game. The Terps' scoring offense is ranked sixth in the country while the Bulldogs' scoring defense is ranked seventh. While the Terps have the sixth strongest schedule in the country, the Bulldogs' schedule was rated 28th by LaxPower. First-year coach Cathy Reese's Terps are led by Krista Pellizzi (50 goals, 21 assists), Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Dana Dobbie (50, 12) and Lauren Cohen (31, 14). Lauren Taylor (61, 16) leads Yale, while goalie Ellen Cameron (Roland Park) allows just 7.74 goals per game.

JOHNS HOPKINS (11-7) @HOFSTRA (12-6) Site: James M. Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, N.Y. Time: 1 p.m. Outlook: The Blue Jays make their third appearance in the NCAA Division I tournament - all of them in the past four years. After barely missing the tournament last season, the Blue Jays sealed a berth with a strong finish that included a win over No. 3 seed Virginia. Hofstra, from Long Island, earned its second trip to the tournament with a 15-13 win over James Madison in the Colonial Athletic Association title game, which gave the Pride an automatic bid. The Pride has won 10 of its past 12 games. It is led by Casey McGrath (41, 9) and Kimberly Hillier (29, 21). The Blue Jays are led by Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Mary Key (62, 49), Sarah Walsh (26, 15), Lauren Schwarzmann (28, 9) and Sam Schrum (28, 9), as well as defenders Sarah Gallion, Cherie Michaud and Katie Dumais. The Blue Jays average 12.4 goals per game and the Pride 10.2. However, the Blue Jays played the second-toughest schedule in the country, according to LaxPower, while the Pride's schedule is rated 14th.

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