Georgetown Defeats Women's Lacrosse In BIG EAST Opener

Feb. 23, 2008

Box Score

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Abby Rehfuss scored three goals, but Loyola lost its first BIG EAST Conference game of the season, 16-9, at 10th-ranked Georgetown on Saturday afternoon.

Colleen O'Keefe and Grace Gavin added to goals each for the Greyhounds (1-2 overall, 0-1 BIG EAST).

Ashby Kaestner scored five times, and Molly Ford added four goals, to lead the Hoyas (2-0, 1-0).

Ford scored two goals, bookending a Kaestner tally, in the first six minutes of the game to stake Georgetown to a 3-0 lead. Bunny O'Reilly added a goal at the 16:16 mark before Loyola got on the scoreboard at 15:27 on a Gavin score.

The Hoyas then reeled off nine unanswered goals to build a 13-1 advantage with just over 20 minutes remaining in the game.

Rehfuss' first goal of the game broke the run, and Loyola closed the game by scoring eight of the last 11 goals.

"The second half was the better half for us," Head Coach Kerri O'Day said. "They last several minutes were good, but we did not put together 60 minutes today. We started too slow, and we never caught up until it was too late."

Alicyn Brunnett and Kate Filippelli added scores for the Greyhounds.

Tara Gardner led Loyola with four ground ball pickups, and Meg Steffe caused three turnovers. The Hoyas had a 13-12 advantage in draw controls, while Gavin led Loyola with three.

The Greyhounds return to non-conference action on Tuesday, February 26, with a 7:30 p.m. game at UMBC.