Maryland 1999


GAA: 1.04 GPG: 5.08 MOV: 4.04

NCAA Champions

The 1999 Terps opened the season with 19 consecutive goals in a two-game shutout run before a 5-3 loss at ODU dropped them to 2-1. Undaunted, Maryland won its next five games, outscoring their opponents 43-7 in which they notched six or more goals in each contest. A pair of 4-0 shutouts followed, and MAryland closed out the regular season with nine more wins. Over the streak that reached 16 consecutive triumphs, they won six by shutout and 11 by a three-goal margin or greater to enter ACCs at 18-1. After a pair of wins in the ACC tournament, the Terps entered NCAAs at 20-1; that included nine wins against NCAA-bound teams. Maryland opened with a shutout before notching two overtime victories, starting with a 3-2 revenge game against Old Dominion to move into the semifinals. An overtime win over Iowa allowed the Terps to advance to the finals, where they beat Michigan 2-1 for the crown, marking their 22nd consecutive victory. Led by All-Americans Carla Tagliente, Caroline Walter, Keli Smith and Rachel Hiskins, the Terps beat teams by over four goals per game, a margin that still ranks in the top-10 all-time. Maryland scored over five goals a game, a clip that still ranks sixth all-time in Division I history. Their 24 wins are still a Maryland record and rank as the sixth-highest total for a season in NCAA history.

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