March 8, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - No. 6 Princeton outscored No. 12 Loyola 9-3 in the first half en route to a 12-7 win Wednesday afternoon at Loyola's Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Tigers improve to 1-1 on the season while the Greyhounds fall to 2-2.
Princeton opened the game with a three-goal run in four minutes of play. The Tigers goals came from Katie Atkins, Katie Lewis-Lamonica and Kathleen Miller. Loyola's Kate Filippelli scored her first goal of the season with a free-position at 6:55 to break up the Tigers scoring effort and a 3-1 score. Lewis-Lamonica and Miller each added their second goals of the game for the Tigers to take a 5-1 lead before Loyola's leading scorer Kate McHarg got on the board. McHarg scored on a dish from Chrissy Nicolaus after 15:19 of play. The Tigers went on a four-goal tear over the next 11 minutes to take a 9-2 lead. Alex Gangler scored three of the goals in the run while Miller added her third. McHarg closed out scoring in the final minute for the half with an unassisted goal for the 9-3 half-time mark.
The Greyhounds picked up were McHarg left off in the second half with back-to-back goals by Stephanie Walker and Talia Shacklock to cut Princeton's lead to 9-5. The Loyola defense kept the Tigers off the board for nearly 11 minutes of the second half until Kristin Schwab scored at 40:59 for a 10-5 score. Both teams played well defensively for the ext 13 minutes before Schwab scored again at 53:26 for the 11-5 score. Alicyn Brunnett quickly answered with a free-position goal at 54:07. It was the first career goal for Brunnett. Lewis-Lamonica scored her third goal of the game at 27:53 before Shacklock scored the final goal at 28:56 for the 12-7.
Miller, Gangler and Lewis-Lamonica each scored three goals to lead Princeton while Miller and Ganler each added an assist. Atkins added three assists in addition to a goal.
McHarg and Shacklock led Loyola with two goals.
Freshman keeper Alex Piraino stopped five shots in goal for Loyola while Princeton's Meg Murray recorded eight saves.
The Greyhounds will host Rutgers on Sunday, March 8 in their first ever BIG EAST contest.