Gavin Scores Three, But Women's Lacorsse Drops Season-Opener

Feb. 15, 2008

Box Score

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Grace Gavin scored three goals and had an assist in her first collegiate game, but Loyola lost its season-opener, 13-9, at North Carolina on Friday night.

Loyola (0-1) stayed goal-for-goal with the Tar Heels (1-0) in the first 28 minutes, as Elizabeth Weber tied the score at 5-5 with an unassisted goal 2:13 before halftime.

The Tar Heels, however, answered with two quick goals before the break to take a 7-5 lead into the locker room. Erica LaGrow scored with 30 seconds left, then North Carolina took the draw control, and Chelsea Parks found the net off a Megan Bosica assist with 14 ticks remaining.

Abby Rehfuss pulled Loyola within a goal, 7-6, at the 27:33 mark in the second half, but North Carolina scored four unanswered goals, three by Bosica, to go up 11-6 with 17:09.

Caroline Hager scored off Gavin's assist, and Colleen O'Keefe made a free-position shot with 11:56 to pull the Greyhounds within three, 11-8.

Gavin capped her evening with her third goal, coming with just 9:15 remaining, to close North Carolina's advantage to 11-9.

Parks, however, scored twice in the final 2:57, the last coming at the final whistle, to provide the final difference.

Parks finished with four goals, and Bosica, LaGrow and Corey Donohoe each added three for the Tar Heels. Amanda Barnes made nine saves in goal.

Loyola went ahead, 1-0, as Kate Filippelli won the opening draw and raced to goal, scoring just 12 seconds into the season.

LaGrow, however, answered 43 second later to tie the game. Donohoe, LaGrow and Parks each scored before Gavin broke through at the 18:37 mark.

Mary Heneberry also scored for Loyola, and Meg Steffe made eight saves in her first game as a Greyhounds.

Loyola continues its tour of the Tar Heel State with a 1 p.m. game on Sunday, February 17, at Davidson.