Lacrosse Takes on Top-Seeded Maryland in NCAA Quarterfinals
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The No. 7 Navy women's lacrosse team (18-3) advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and will take on top-seeded Maryland (19-1) on Saturday, May 19 at noon at the Terps' Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md.
The game marks the second consecutive season that Navy will take on the defending National Champion in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Last season, the Mids defeated No. 2 North Carolina, 16-14, in Chapel Hill to advance to the program's first ever Final Four. The Midshipmen made history by becoming the first women's team from a Service Academy to advance to the NCAA Final Four in any sport.
This season, the Midshipmen posted a 16-9 victory over No. 20 Johns Hopkins and a 19-5 win against No. 10 Loyola to advance to the quarterfinals.
Big Ten Network / BTN2Go
The NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal game between Navy and Maryland will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network on tape delay, while the game will be live streamed on the Big Ten Network to Go. The tape-delayed broadcast of the game will air on the Big Ten Network Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
The live stream on BTN2Go is free if you receive BTN as part of your TV channel line-up.
BTN2Go is available on three platforms: The Internet, iOS (iPad and iPhone), and Android (smartphones and tablets). On the internet, go to www.BTN2Go.com, select your TV provider, sign-in with your TV provider credentials, and you will have full access to BTN2Go's services. On iOS and Android devices, launch the BTN2Go app (which is free to download in both the App Store and Google Play Store), select your TV provider, sign-in with your TV provider credentials, and you will have full access to BTN2Go.
Tickets / Parking
Tickets to the NCAA Quarterfinal are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the Terrapin Ticket Office located at the XFINITY Center, online at umterps.com, or the day of the game at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.
Parking is FREE for fans in parking lot 11b on Saturday. The lot is located adjacent to the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.
NOTE: The University of Maryland will have graduation on Saturday, May 19 so there may be an increase in traffic. Please plan accordingly.
Scouting the Opponent
Maryland earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Terps are currently ranked No. 2 in all three national polls. Maryland has recorded 19 consecutive NCAA Tournament victories at home. The last home loss in the NCAA Tournament was back in 2007 (L, 9-7 to Duke -- Quarterfinals). The Terps have rattled off 75 consecutive victories at home with the last home loss for Maryland coming on March 10, 2012 vs. Syracuse.
The game between Navy and Maryland will mark the second meeting between the two schools. The Terps have a 1-0 series advantage, defeating the Mids, 19-6, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament back in 2011.
Navy head coach Cindy Timchal was the head coach at Maryland for 16 years, amassing a 260-46 (.850) overall record with the Terps. Timchal and the Terrapins won eight National Championships, including seven in a row (1995-01).
Timchal is 2-6 (.250) all-time against her old team, picking up a pair of victories against Maryland as the head coach of Northwestern.
Assistant coaches Aly Messinger and Kelly Devlin squared off against Maryland three times in the National Championship as players for North Carolina. The Tar Heels posted a pair of victories against the Terps to claim the National Title.
Last Time They Met (May 14, 2011)
The nationally top-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated Navy, 19-6, in the NCAA First Round at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. Navy concluded its fourth season with back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
Maryland jumped out to a 12-2 halftime lead and extended it to 14-2 early in the second half. The Mids played better after the break, being outscored 7-4 in the second half. Maryland advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals to host Princeton.
Maryland displayed its quick-attack offense early in the game, scoring three goals in the first 1:45 of the game, including two in a nine-second span, before adding one more at 26:45 to stake an early 4-0 lead.
The Terps then added two more goals to push the lead to 6-1. Sophomore Kathy Young then made a strong move towards goal and earned a free-position shot. Young deftly converted the eight-meter shot to pull the Mids within four.
The Terps then ripped off an 8-0 run that carried over into the second half to put the game out of reach and take a 14-2 edge. Maryland's Sarah Mollison, the 2011 ACC Player of the Year, helped spearhead the 8-0 run with five points. Mollison had four goals and four assists for eight points on the day, seven of which were in the first half.
Gennaro broke up the run with an unassisted goal five minutes into the second half and Young converted on her second free position goal to cut the lead to 14-4. However, Maryland ripped off three more goals to push the lead to 17-4.
Navy once again scored back-to-back goals, this time with sophomore Jasmine DePompeo netting a goal off an assist from Mandrin Hill, followed by an unassisted Young strike, her third of the day. The back-to-back goals for Navy coincided with a 10-minute scoring drought for Maryland, but the Terps netted two more goals in the final 4:10 for the 19-6 final.
With her two assists on the day, Mandrin Hill claims sole possession of the Navy school record for assists with 96. Mandrin Hill will also graduate with school career records for most games played (75), caused turnovers (84), ground balls (129). She is second all-time with 192 points (96 goals, 96 assists).
Young's hat trick was her ninth of the season and she also contributed two draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover.
Freshman Molly Hamilton controlled a game-high four draws for Navy and the Mids led the category against Maryland, 15-12. Sophomore Jen Eikenberg had a game-high four ground balls and also caused one turnover.
Mollison's eight points led Maryland and Katie Schwarzman also had two goals and three assists. Starting goalie Brittany Dipper allowed six goals and made six saves in 47 minutes of action.
Maryland held the advantage in both shots (26-20) and ground balls (15-9).
Navy NCAA Tournament History
The 2018 season marks the Mids sixth appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Navy's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament was in 2010 as the Mids hosted Sacred Heart in the play-in game. The Midshipmen won the game 12-2 to advance to play No. 3 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Mids returned to Tournament in 2011 as Navy once again hosted a play-in game, defeating Quinnipiac, 20-5, to advance to play at top-seeded Maryland.
In 2012, Navy needed overtime to defeat Oregon, 10-9, in Eugene, Ore. The Mids once again advanced to face North Carolina in the first round.
The 2013 NCAA Tournament appearance saw Navy defeating Monmouth, 12-6, in Annapolis, before falling to No. 8 Duke, 10-5 in the Mids' first appearance in the second round.
In the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Navy defeated No. 7 Penn, 11-10, at Penn Park. With the win, the Midshipmen advanced to the second round of the Tournament for the second time in school history. The victory over the No. 7 Quakers was the first win against a ranked opponent in Navy history.
Navy posted a 23-11 victory over UMass in the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the Mids to advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals for the first time in program history.
The Mids defeated defending National Champions and No. 2 seed North Carolina, 16-14, to punch their ticket in to the first-ever semifinal appearance in school history, becoming the first women's team from a Service Academy to advance to a Final Four in any sport.
Navy fell to eventual runner-up Boston College, dropping a 16-15 decision at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Last Time Out
Navy posted a 19-15 victory at No. 10 Loyola to advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals for the second consecutive year. The Midshipmen will travel to College Park to take on defending National Champion Maryland.
Navy scored 19 goals on 34 shots, marking the most points a Patriot League team has ever scored on Loyola since the team joined the conference in 2014.
Kelly Larkin (Alexandria, Va.) led the way with seven points on the day, while Jenna Collins (Clarksville, Md.) followed with six. Jenna Collins led the way with five goals, while adding an assist and Larkin posted a team-high four helpers, chipping in three goals. Julia Collins (Clarksville, Md.) and Kayla Harris (Annapolis, Md.) each added four goals apiece. For Harris, the four goals tied a career high, which the sophomore set last season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against UMass.
Defensively, Ingrid Boyum (Herndon, Va.) picked up her 17th win of the season. Navy's all-time saves leader recorded seven saves on the day en route to the victory. In addition, Boyum picked up team-best four ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers. Marie Valenti (Bechtelsville, Pa.) joined Boyum with two caused turnovers as the Mids finished the day causing seven of the Greyhounds' 13 turnovers. Sarah Childress (Annapolis, Md.), Andie O'Sullivan (Valley Cottage, N.Y.), and Blake Smith (Sykesville, Md.) each chipped in a pair of ground balls in the game.
Navy head coach Cindy Timchal was the head coach for Maryland for 16 season (1991-06), helping the Terps to eight National Championships, including seven in a row (1995-01). She is the only coach in NCAA history to lead three different teams to the NCAA Tournament. The Hall of Fame coach has made 27 NCAA Tournament appearances and the game against Maryland will mark her 20th Quarterfinal appearance.
Point of Pride
Kelly Larkin (115 points) and Jenna Collins (109) became the first players in Navy history with multiple 100-point seasons. Last year, the duo became the 3rd and 4th players in Navy history to reach 100 points in a season, joining Jasmine DePompeo (127 -- `13) and Erin Rawlick (111 -- `10). Julia Collins (95) is five points shy of her 100th point this season. If Julia Collins gets five points, it will be the 10th time in Patriot League history a player has had 100 or more points in a season with seven coming from Navy student-athletes.
Entering the postseason, Navy is ranked in all three of the major women's lacrosse polls. The Midshipmen are ranked seventh according to the IWLCA Coaches' Poll, seventh in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, and 10th per US Lacrosse Magazine Poll. NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal opponent Maryland is ranked second according to all three national polls.
Navy has six (6) victories all-time against ranked opponents, including four this season. The Mids' first win against a ranked foe came last year in the NCAA Tournament as Navy topped No. 7 Penn, 11-10, on May 12, 2017. All six victories over ranked opponents have come within the last 13 months.
Jenna Collins, Julia Collins, and Kelly Larkin have combined for 319 points for the season, giving the trio the most points scored by a threesome in a single season in Navy Division I history. The trio surpassed Jenna Collins, Kelly Larkin, and Morgan Young (2014-17), who set the record with 301 total points last season (2017).
Jenna Collins, Julia Collins, and Kelly Larkin have combined to score 135 points in Navy's last nine (9) postseason games, dating back to the 2017 Patriot League Championship game. Jenna Collins has tallied 46 points (26g 20a); Kelly Larkin as amassed 46 points (24g 22a); while Julia Collins has recorded 43 points (38g 5a).
Senior Jenna Collins became the third player in program history with 200 or more goals and the second player with 300 or more points. With two assists in the Patriot League Semifinals against Lehigh, she became the first player in school history with 200 or more career goals and 100 or more career assists.
In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Johns Hopkins, Collins became Navy's all-time leader in goals scored. She broke the single-season record for goals in the NCAA Tournament second round against Loyola.
In her career, Collins has 223 goals with 103 helpers (326 points), while this season the senior has a school-record 82 goals to go along with 27 assists for 109 points.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced the 2018 Women's Lacrosse All-ECAC Teams and three members of the Navy squad were selected. Jenna Collins (Clarksville, Md.) was named to the first team, while Kelly Larkin (Alexandria, Va.) and Blake Smith (Sykesville, Md.) were selected to the second team.
IWLCA All-South Region
The Navy women's lacrosse team had three student-athletes selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-South Region team. Jenna Collins and Kelly Larkin were selected to the first team, while Julia Collins was named to the second team.
Get to the Point
Three member of the current Navy women's lacrosse team rank in the top-10 all-time in program history in career points. Jenna Collins (326 points), Julia Collins (244), and Kelly Larkin (223) are ranked second, sixth, and seventh, respectively. The trio are each among the eight total players in program history who have amassed 200 or more points in a career.
Meg O'Donnell (110 goals) and Kelly Larkin (115) became the 11th and 12th players in Navy history to amass 100 or more career goals. The duo joined current teammates Jenna Collins (223) and Julia Collins (173) on the list.
Sophomore Kelly Larkin and senior Jenna Collins are second and third all-time in Navy's history with 108 and 103 assists, respectively. The duo are just the second and third players in program history with 100 or more helpers, trailing only Jasmine DePompeo (2010-13) who set the program record with 167 assists.
Boyum the Backstop
Senior Ingrid Boyum set the Navy single-game record with a career-high 17 saves in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament against No. 20 Johns Hopkins, helping the Mids to a 16-9 victory over the Blue Jays. The senior keeper has registered 14 double-digit save efforts, including nine against ranked opponents.
Boyum has recorded 146 career saves in 15 games against ranked opponents (9.7 saves per game), including 77 stops this year against ranked foes (11.0 saves per game).
Boyum is Navy's all-time career leader in saves with 418 and victories with 48.
Just Cause (Turnovers)
Marie Valenti and Blake Smith are each within three (3) caused turnovers shy of tying Caitlin Mandrin Hill (2008-11) for the first place all-time in Navy's career record with 84. Valenti is one back with 83 caused turnovers, while Smith has 81 career caused turnovers, ranking third all-time.
Drawn to Perfection
Navy is second in the NCAA with 17.05 draw controls per game. Four Mids have at least 62 draw controls, led by Jenna Collins, who needs one more draw for 100, which would be the seventh time in school history a player had 100 or more draws in a season.