Eye on the Tigers
Princeton heads to College Park for its final non-conference game with a 9-1 record and ranked No. 7 in both national polls. The Tigers have the eighth-best scoring offense in the nation, averaging 15.30 goals per game, and by limiting teams to 8.30 gpg, they have the seventh-best scoring offense. Senior Olivia Hompe leads the nation in shots per game and goals per game, as she averages more than four tallies per game with 41 goals in 10 contests. She also has 15 assists to lead the team in the scoring column with 56 points. Freshman Tess D’Orsi has 35 points on 28 goals and seven assists, while junior Colby Chanenchuk has a team-high 23 assists and seven goals for 30 points. Five other Tigers are in double digits in scoring, including both junior Ellie McNulty and sophomore Elizabeth George, who are the team leaders in draw controls. Senior Ellie DeGarmo leads the nation in both save percentage and saves per game. She stops an average of 12.20 shots per game and has a .595 save percentage and an 8.55 goals against average. Defender Amanda Leavell has a team-best 12 caused turnovers, while fellow defenders Alex Argo has and Madeline Rodriguez have 11 each.
Maryland has a 29-8 advantage in the all-time series, dating back to 1979 and has won the last 11 games in the series. Princeton’s last victory was a 9-8 win in the 2006 regular-season finale. The Tigers were ranked No. 14 at the time and defeated the No. 6-ranked Terps.
Scouting the Terrapins
Maryland has been ranked No. 1 since knocking off the defending national champion UNC on Feb. 25. At 13-0, Maryland has held down the No. 1 spot for the past seven weeks. The team has an impressive record at home as it currently has a 59-game win streak at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in College Park. The team has the second-best scoring offense, averaging 16.59 goals per game and has the eighth-best scoring defense, holding teams to 8.38 gpg. Junior Megan Whittle paces the offense with 41 goals and seven assists. Senior Caroline Wannen has 45 points on 24 goals and a team-high 21 assists, while senior Zoe Stukenberg adds 29 goals and 13 assists for 42 points. Sophomore Jen Giles and freshman Kali Hartshorn chip in 38 and 35 points, respectively. Hartshorn is the team leader in draw controls with 62 to her credit and Stukenberg is next on the list with 38. Defenders Julia Braig and Nadine Hadnagy cause the most turnovers with 17 and 16. Sophomore Megan Taylor has a .586 save percentage and an 8.31 GAA.