NCAA women's championship: No. 1 Maryland (21-1) vs. No. 2 Northwestern (20-1)

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium; Towson, Md.

TV: CBS College Sports.

Stopping a dynasty: Northwestern seeks its sixth consecutive national title; Maryland won seven straight national championships from 1995 to 2001. Wildcats Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller is a Maryland alum and played with Terrapins Coach Cathy Reese. The two teams have not played each other since 2007. "It's a good feeling, but really it's about the players," Amonte Hiller said. "And they're excited to play an opponent that's new and has done extremely well. It's a great matchup. Hopefully, it will be a good crowd and an exciting day."

McFadden vs. Dowd: Sunday will be the final game for two of the nation's finest players: Maryland midfielder Caitlyn McFadden and Northwestern midfielder Katrina Dowd. Both are finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy, which annually goes to the nation's top player. Dowd has 109 points (77 goals and 32 assists) while McFadden has 82 points (48 goals and 34 assists).

-- Zach Berman


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