March 1, 2008
Baltimore, Md. - Towson scored six straight goals midway through the second half to snap a 7-7 tie and post a 14-9 non-conference victory over Loyola Saturday afternoon on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Tigers remained unbeated in two contests while the Greyhounds fell to 1-4.
After Loyola scored three consecutive goals to open the second half and wipe out a three-goal Tigers halftime lead, Towson answered with six straight over the next 13:15 to seize control of the contest. Towson's Hillary Fratzke broke the tie with 23:15 remaining on a free position shot and two minutes later Nikki Marcinik scored on an assist from Fratzke for a 9-7 Toswon lead.
Meggie McNamara sandwiched a pair of unassisted goals around a tally from Steph Taylor for the third through fifth goals and Jacie Kendall's goal off a free position shot ended the run. Loyola's freshman Grace Gavin scored two of the game's final three goals to try and pull the Greyhounds closer, but the goals were almost eight minutes apart, the last one coming with 1:39 remaining to close out the scoring.
Towson jumped out early with the game's first three goals before Loyola answered with four of the next five tallies to knot the game at four as freshman Abby Rehfuss scored twice and Colleen O'Keefe scored once and assisted on one of Rehfuss' goals.
Again, the Tigers scored three straight to take a three-goal lead, but Rehfuss scored twice and O'Keefe once coming out the halftime to tie the score for the final time at 7-7.
Fratzke and Marcinik each scored a trio of goals for Towson with Fratzke adding two assists and Marcinik one. Kendall scored twice and assisted on a third goal and McNamara and Britt Woodfield each tallied twice for the Tigers. Goalkeeper Mandy Corry recorded 11 saves in net.
Rehfuss led Loyola with a career-high four goals and O'Keefe scored two goals of her own and assisted on two others. Gavin notched those two late goals and Cara Filippelli tallied the last Greyhounds goal. Freshman goalie Meg Steffe collected a career-best 15 saves.
Loyola returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Delaware at 3 o'clock on Geppi-Aikens Field.