Women's Lacrosse Again Uses Second Half Effort to Get Past Towson, 10-7

March 21, 2004

BALTIMORE, MD - The Loyola College women's lacrosse team fought back from a halftime deficit for the second time in as many games for a 10-7 win over Towson Sunday at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Tigers held Loyola 2-1 at the half way mark but the Greyhounds rallied, scoring the nine goals in the second half to earn the win. Loyola improves to 7-1 with the win while Towson fell to 5-2.

Towson opened up the game, scoring two goals in the first two minutes, one by Amy Middleton and the second by Caitlin Marshall, both unassisted for a 2-0 lead. Neither team would score for the next 15 minutes until Talia Shacklock finally got one to go for Loyola 20:13 into the contest. The score would remain 2-1 at the half.

Towson started off the second half as well with Becky Trumbo's goal just over two minutes into the half but Loyola's Sydney Greene scored two goals for Loyola in less than a minute to get the tie, 3-3. Stephanie Walker gave Loyola the lead 36:50 into to game and was followed in the 5-0 Loyola run by Shacklock and Jen Schuerholz. Schuerholz's goal was quickly answered by Towson, just 12 second later for a 6-4 score. Shacklock scored her third goal of the game to put the Greyhounds up 7-4 but the Tigers would again answer immediately. This time it was just eight seconds later by Stephanie Howell for the 7-5 score. Schuerholz tallied her second goal 46:16 into the game with a free position and an 8-5 LC lead. Senior defender Kristi Korrow then scored when she took a shot that was saved by Towson goalie Jesica O'Connell but the ball bounced back out of O'Connell's stick where Korrow quickly scooped it up and shot again, this time meeting the back of the net. Schuerholz scored the final Loyola goal at 57:39, her third off another free position for a 10-5 Loyola lead. Towson didn't let up, again scoring quickly off the draw, just 13 seconds later by Middleton for a 10-6 score. Towson's leading scorer Shannon Witzel tallied the final goal at 58:19 but the Greyhounds would not let the score get any closer for the 10-7 final.

Shacklock and Schuerholz led Loyola with three goals each while Greene had two. Towson's Marshall and Middleton each had two.

Loyola stopped seven shots with four saves credited to starter Kim Lawton and three to Cindy Nicolaus. O'Donnell stopped 15 Loyola attempts for Towson.

The Greyhounds held an 11-8 advantage on the draw control and 31-14 on groundballs.

Loyola will face James Madison at home on Friday, March 26th at 4:00 on Geppi-Aikens Field.