Feb. 23, 2010
Catonsville, Md. - Kerry Stoothoff kept up her spectacular play with a career-high 16 saves as the 11th ranked Loyola Greyhounds defeated the UMBC Retrievers, 7-4, in a toughly contested local rivalry at UMBC Stadium. Grace Gavin and Caroline Hager led the team with two goals apiece, while Gavin also added an assist.
Stoothoff was tested early and often in the first half, making several great saves before the Greyhounds attempted a shot.
Emily Gibson got Loyola on the board first just over five minutes into the game as she stole a ball at midfield and had a two-on-one breakaway along with Gavin against the goalie. Gibson made the feed to Gavin, and as the goalie focused on Gavin, she fed the ball back to Gibson for the score.
Gavin scored the second goal for Loyola off a free-position shot by Abby Rehfuss. As the clock started, Rehfuss drove in from the right, forcing the defense to her, and she found a streaking Gavin coming in from the left-center who had an open shot at the goal.
Filippelli found the back of the net three minutes later to give Loyola a commanding 3-0 lead.
After trading goals, UMBC cut the lead to one at 4-3 before goals by Rehfuss and Gavin extended the lead back to three.
UMBC's Emily Coady scored her third goal of the game with 11:49 left in regulation before Hager iced the game with her second goal of the game four minutes later.
Stoothoff also cradled a career-high five ground balls to lead the `Hounds in the category, while four others picked up two apiece. After being dominated, 5-1 in the first half on draw controls, Loyola reversed that number with a 5-1 advantage in the second half, thanks to three by Gibson and two by Rehfuss.
Loyola is back in action March 3 when they travel to Denver to take on the Denver University Pioneers.