ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Behind a career-high 18 saves from sophomore goalkeeper Kady Glynn, the Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team stretched its Patriot League regular-season win streak to 26-straight games with a 13-9 victory over Navy in the League opener for both teams at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Glynn’s 18 saves mark the most for a goalkeeper under ninth-year head coach Jen Adams, while it’s also the most for the program since the 2009 squad stopped 18 in a 13-11 win over Georgetown on April 15.
Sophomore Frankie Kamely led the Greyhounds (1-6, 1-0 Patriot League) today with five points on three goals and two assists, while senior Cami Whiteford and sophomore Hannah Powers also contributed hat tricks, with three goals each.
Sophomore Taylor VanThof added two goals for Loyola, while redshirt junior Katrina Geiger had one goal and two assists. Sophomore Lindsey Ehrhardt and freshman Holly Lloyd finished with one assist each.
Kelly Larkin led Navy (5-3, 0-1) with a game-high four goals.
Today was the first time this season that the Greyhounds were the first to score, as Kamely fired the game’s first goal into the back of the net at the 29:16 mark. Glynn then turned back the first shot she saw, allowing Powers and Whiteford to net back-to-back goals and give Loyola a 3-0 advantage.
Navy answered with a pair of goals, but a free-position goal from Geiger at 18:37 kept the Midshipmen from tying the game. Powers and Whiteford then closed out the first-half scoring with their second goals of the afternoon, giving the Greyhounds a 6-2 lead at halftime.
The Midshipmen scored first out of the break, but Ehrhardt won the ensuing draw control and Powers threaded a pass to Kamely for a flip-shot goal, putting Loyola up 7-3 at the 27:22 mark.
Navy stormed back with a string of three-straight goals, bringing the Midshipmen within one, 7-6, at the 24:38 mark, but Whiteford and Kamely completed hat tricks to keep Loyola on top, 9-6. Whiteford scored at 21:23 to record her team-best third hat trick of the season, while Kamely’s man-down, fast-break goal from Lloyd at 20:36 regained Loyola’s three-goal advantage.
Glynn recorded her third double-digit save performance in the last four outings by turning back the Midshipmen’s free-position shot at 19:04, but Navy eventually broke through through with a goal at 18:12.
Back-to-back scores from VanThof secured Loyola its largest lead of the game, four at 11-7 with 14:08 to play. Gamer and Powers then answered each of Navy’s next two goals to get the Greyhounds the four-goal victory.
Sophomore Kristen Yanchoris led the defense with a game-high four caused turnovers, while she added three ground balls. Geiger and Glynn also finished with three ground balls each.
Loyola will return home to host a pair of game next week. The Greyhounds will first face Georgetown in the second game of a Loyola-Georgetown lacrosse doubleheader, with opening draw set for 7 p.m. Wednesday. Loyola will then take on Boston University Saturday at 1 p.m.