March 14, 2004
Hempstead, NY - Junior Stephanie Walker (Baldwinsville, NY) scored four goals and added one assist and #4 Loyola College scored four of the game's final five goals to pull away for a 12-7 victory over Hofstra University on Sunday afternoon at James M. Shuart Stadium.
The loss ends the Pride's two-game winning streak and drops their record to 2-2 on the season. Loyola, meanwhile, wins its second straight and improves to 5-1 this year.
Loyola jumped on the board first and tallied four of the game's first five goals, leading 4-1 with 18:31 to play in the first half. Walker had two of the Greyhounds first four goals, including the one that gave Loyola the 4-1 lead 11:29 into the contest. The Pride would get within one as they scored two straight over the next four minutes, and only trailed 4-3 with 14:43 left in the half. Junior Mary Romano (Baldwin, NY) scored at the 13:09 mark to get Hofstra within two, and junior Tara Buecker (Street, MD) cut the deficit to one with an unassisted goal at the 15:17 mark. A Walker goal followed by senior Jaclyn Borrone's (Maplewood, NJ) first tally of the game pushed the Greyhound advantage back up to three at 6-4 with 12:22 left in the half. Hofstra answered with the final goal of the half as junior Jen Maget (Nesconset, NY) scored her first of the game with 6:22 left before halftime.
The Greyhounds increased their advantage back to four goals as they notched the first two goals of the second half, including Walker's fourth of the contest. Hofstra fought back though, and scored the next two tallies to get back within two at 8-6 with 17:15 to play. Loyola would slowly pull away, scoring the game's next three goals to lead 11-6 with 8:18 to play in the second half. Senior Jen Schuerholz (Baldwin, MD) fueled the Greyhound spurt as she scored all three of the Loyola goals during the run. Each team would score one more goal in the contest as junior Caitlin Connolly (Baldwinsville, NY) tallied the Pride's goal and sophomore Sydney Greene (Huntington, NY) gave the Greyhounds their 12th and final goal of the game.
Loyola goalie senior Kim Lawton (Arnold, MD) played the first 30 minutes of the game and made one save on five shots to improve to 5-1 on the year. Sophomore Cindy Nicolaus (Ellicott City, MD) played the entire second half and tallied three saves in net. Pride junior goaltender Lisa Papa (Tampa, FL) had nine saves for the game, with five in the first half.
The Pride return to action on Sunday, March 21 when they travel to Boston College for a 3 p.m. contest. The Greyhounds are next in action when they host Boston University on Friday at 3:30 p.m.