PRINCETON, N.J. (4/7/14) - Princeton will face its toughest competition of the season when it hosts No. 2 Maryland on Wednesday, April 9. Game time is at 7 p.m.
EYE ON THE TIGERS
Princeton comes into Wednesday night’s game on a six-game win streak. The Tigers are 7-3 overall and receiving votes in both national polls. After a 15-8 victory over Yale this past Saturday, Princeton improved to 3-1 in the Ivy League The Tigers have a number of options on attack and the statistics are a reflection. Five players have 20 or more points, separated by just four points. Junior Erin McMunn leads the way with 27 points on 18 goals and nine assists. Sophomore Alexandra Bruno has also scored 18 times and has assisted on seven goals for 25 points. Junior Erin Slifer contributes 25 points on 14 goals and 11 assists. Freshman Olivia Hompe has a team-high 13 assists and 11 goals for 24 points. One point back is freshman Anna Doherty who has a team-high 20 goals and three assists for 23 points. Seniors Sarah Lloyd and Mary-Kate Sivilli along with sophomore Anya Gersoff are in double digits in points as well. Lloyd is the team leader in draw controls and ground balls with 22 draws and 20 ground balls. Defenders Liz Bannantine and Colleen Smith are the top two in caused turnovers with 12 and 11, respectively. Junior Annie Woehling has started in goal since the Tigers streak began. She is 6-0 with a .466 save percentage and an. 8.39 goals against average.
Maryland owns a 26-8 edge in the all-time series with Princeton. The teams first met on April 17, 1979 and have played each other every year since 1993. The Terrapins have won the last eight meetings, with the last two games being 15-9 scores.
SCOUTING THE TERRAPINS
Maryland is coming off of its first loss of the season, a 17-15 game at No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday. The Terrapins are 13-1 overall and holding down the No. 2 spot in the national polls. The team is averaging 15 goals per game on 31 shots, while holding teams to 8 goals per game on 21 shots. The offense has a number of weapons including leading scorer Kelly McPartland. She has 40 goals and 21 assists for 61 points. Taylor Cummings has 37 goals and 17 assists for 54 points, and Brooke Griffin has 33 goals and 12 assists for 45 points. Beth Glaros adds 32 points with 30 gaols and Zoe Stukenberg chips in 29 points with 25 coming on goals. Cummings does all the extras for the team as the draw control leader (64), caused turnover leader (18) and ground ball leader (20). Abbey Clipp is 11-0 in goal with a .443 save percentage and an 8.32 GAA. Clipp has started in 13 of the team’s 14 games. Emily Kift has seen action in seven games and has a .516 save percentage and a 5.32 GAA.