Emily Gibson Paces #14 Women's Lacrosse To 15-11 Victory at #10 Virginia

Feb. 20, 2010

Box Score

Charlottesville, Va. - Emily Gibson scored a career-high five goals and three others recorded hat tricks as the 14th ranked Loyola women's lacrosse team defeated #10 Virginia, 15-11, Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville. Grace Gavin scored four goals, while Cara Filippelli and Cass Cursaro pitched in with three goals apiece.

Gibson also added an assist to record a career-best six points as the Greyhounds (1-1) beat the Cavaliers (0-1) for the first time since April 28, 1999 (0-7).

Kerry Stoothoff made a career-high 15 saves in the victory.

Virginia took the early 1-0 lead, but two straight goals from Cursaro (3g, 1a) and Gavin (4g, 1a) gave Loyola the advantage.

The Cavaliers then scored four straight times to take a 5-2 lead with 17:01 remaining in the first stanza, their largest of the game.

But Loyola took over from then on.

The Greyhounds then scored seven unanswered goals, paced by three goals by Gavin and two each by Filippelli (3g, 1a) and Gibson to take a 9-5 advantage ten minutes into the second half.

Loyola did not lead by less than three the remainder of the game as Gibson scored three more goals and Cursaro and Filippelli combined for three others to take the 15-11 win.

Meg Decker (1a) led the Greyhounds with four draw controls, while Tara Gardner, who was matched up against her sister Julie, tied for the team-high with a pair of ground balls with Filippelli.

Freshman Ashley Moulton led Loyola with a pair of caused turnovers in her second straight start to open her collegiate career.

Abby Rehfuss also had a solid all-around game with an assist to go with three draw controls and a ground ball.

Loyola is back in action Tuesday, February 23 when it travels to nearby UMBC for a 7:00 p.m. dogfight against the Retrievers.