March 9, 2010
BALTIMORE - The 17th-ranked Loyola women's lacrosse team got back in the win column with a 15-9 victory over Delaware Tuesday afternoon in the final game schedule to be played at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Greyhounds were led offensively by Grace Gavin's four goals and a hat trick by Abby Rehfuss.
The Greyhounds open play at the new Ridley Athletic Complex on Tuesday, March 17, when they host Rutgers at 7 p.m.
Loyola also got multi-goal games from Cara Filippelli, Caroline Hager, who also added an assist, and Mary Heneberry. Emily Gibson and Meg Decker both recorded a goal and two assists for three points on the day.
Delaware took a 2-0 lead with 19:19 to go in the first half, but a goal by Gibson off a Caroline Hager assist, and a free-position goal by Gavin tied the game at two.
Corrine Drost then scored her first of four goals to give the Blue Hens the lead right back at 3-2.
Scores by Courtney Aburn and Blair King then gave Delaware the advantage before a Rehfuss goal tied the game at five as both teams hit the locker room.
The two rivals traded a pair of goals before Decker gave Loyola an 8-7 lead with 21:04 to play.
Drost then tied the game at eight with her hat trick goal, but Hager and Gavin scored goals 11 seconds apart to give the Greyhounds a 10-8 lead.
After Drost cut the lead to one, the Greyhounds scored five straight goals to end the game.
Kerry Stoothoff played all 60 minutes in goal for the `Hounds and made eight saves, while Makenzi Worthington stopped seven shots in the loss.
Gavin also led the team with a game-high four draw controls, while Stoothoff and Ana Heneberry tied for a game-high four ground balls. Freshman Ashley Moulton caused a game-high three turnovers as well.
Loyola and Delaware both took 28 shots, the first time this season the Greyhounds did not have fewer attempts than their opponent. The Greyhounds held a 19-14 advantage on ground balls and an 18-8 advantage on draw controls.
`Hounds Hodgepodge: Loyola closed Diane Geppi-Aikens Field with a 173-77-2 all-time record at the facility... Loyola won 15 straight games against Delaware at DGA Field dating back to April 24, 1984... The six points by Grace Gavin gives her 150 career points, tying her for 15th all-time at Loyola with Karen Ravn... Gavin's four goals gives her 112 for her career, tying her for 17th at Loyola with Colleen Anderson... Gavin's six-point effort is the most by her since March 18, 2009, when she scored eight points on seven goals and an assist in a win versus Cornell... The hat trick by Rehfuss was her first since April 11, 2009, when she scored four goals and six points in a 17-4 win at Cincinnati.