No. 11 Hofstra Tops No. 9 Women's Lacrosse, 9-8

March 6, 2005

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Baltimore, Md. - Hofstra's Becky Thorn scored with 12 seconds left on the clock to lead the Pride over Loyola, 9-8 Sunday afternoon on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The No. 9 Greyhounds fall to 1-2 on the season while No. 1 Hofstra improves to 3-0.

The Pride went at the cage early as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead less than a minute into the contest. Jill Wienecke nabbed the first goal off a free-position 49 seconds in while Thorn added the second 58 seconds in. Hofstra continued to add to their lead, scoring the next three goals to take a 5-0 advantage 11:35 into the game. Kim Hillier recorded the third goal while Thorn scored off a free position for the 4-0 score and Catherine Guerriere tallied the fifth Pride goal.

Loyola's Kate McHarg got Loyola's first goal when Rachel Shuck got her the ball from behind the net as she charged the cage at 13:12

Hofstra came up with the next draw to gain a 6-1 lead on Jen Maget's goal at 13:29.

McHarg added to her totals as she scored again at 16:26, unassisted for the 6-2 score. Freshman Kate Filippelli brought Loyola within three goals when Shuck hit her charging the cage from the right at 19:22.

Maget upped the Pride's advantage to 7-3 at 23:29 on her goal from Wienecke.

Filippelli and Kristen Stone got Loyola closer at the half with goals at 26:21 and 29:54 for the 7-5 score. Stone's free-position goal was the first of her collegiate career.

In the second half, McHarg scored her third goal at 32:08 as she drove to the net and shot low to beat second-half keeper Lisa Papa to bring Loyola within one, 7-6

The squads held each other scoreless for over 10 minutes before Hofstra's Tara Buecker scored at 43:00 off an assist by Mary Romano for the 8-6 lead.

Loyola worked hard at both ends over the next 15 minutes to tie up the contest at eight with goals by Sydney Greene and Filippelli. Greene scored unassisted at 45:56. Filipelli's goal didn't come until 58:53 when she rebounded the initial shot by Shuck and beat Papa to tie the game at eight.

Hofstra won the ensuing draw and Hillier was awarded possession after chasing a wide Pride shot out of bounds. Hillier got the ball to Thorn with 12 seconds left for the game winner.

The Pride outshot Loyola 33-22 and held a 14-5 advantage in draw controls.

McHarg and Filippelli led Loyola with three goals each.

Thorn led the Pride with three goals and nine draw controls to help Hofstra in that category.

Loyola's keepers combined for 20 saves with Kim Lawton stopping 2 shots in the first and Cindy Nicolaus with eight in the second.

The Greyhounds will travel to Delaware Thursday, march 10 for their first road game of the season.