March 1, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's lacrosse team outscored UMBC 11-3 in the second half for a 20-8 victory over the Retrievers Tuesday afternoon at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. It was the season opener for both teams.
Loyola opened the contest with a 5-0 goal run for the lead with 12:35 left in the first half. Kate McHarg scored the first goal of the season while Stephanie Walker added number two and three. Freshman Maura Kenny recorded her first collegiate goal for the 4-0 lead while Rachel Shuck added the fifth.
UMBC got back to back goals for the 5-2 score with nine minutes on the clock in the first. Kelly Fiorani made the score 5-1 while Jenny Kasper scored off a free-position for the second marker.
McHarg scored her second of four goals at 7:24 and Katie Guarino gave Loyola a 7-2 lead just under 30 seconds later. Shuck assisted on both goals.
UMBC made a charge scoring the next three goals to cut the lead to 7-5. Bridget Gambino tallied an unassisted and free-position goal at 4:54 and 4:06. Kelly Fahey drew the Retrievers within two with another free position at 4:06.
The Greyhounds countered UMBC's two goal run before heading into the locker room for a 9-5 lead and continued that run in the second half scoring eight straight goals for a commanding 19-5 lead. Both teams would score three goals in the remaining time for the 20-8 final.
Sydney Greene led Loyola in goal scoring with five goals, four in Loyola's second half run. McHarg added four. Freshman Kate Filippelli and Maura Kenny each had two goals in their first outing. Stephanie Walker added two as well while Rachel Shuck, Sarah Boggs and Katie Guarino added a goal. Freshman Courtney Arnold and Katie McHugh each scored in their first outing as well. Shuck added four assist, a game-high.
For UMBC, Fiorani led with three goals and Bridget Gambino recorded two.
Loyola remains at home as they host No. 8 North Carolina on Friday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m.