WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team strung together a six-goal run spanning halftime to pull away from Georgetown, en route to a 12-9 win over the Hoyas at Cooper Field Tuesday night.
Freshman Hannah Powers led Loyola (5-4 overall) with her first career hat trick, scoring four goals and adding two assists for six points. Senior Maddy Blakeman and sophomore Frankie Kamely also contributed hat tricks, finishing with three goals and one assist each. Redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso led all players with four assists, while junior Cami Whiteford and sophomore Margaret Filippelli added one goal each and sophomore Hannah Savage finished with one assist.
For Georgetown (2-7), Kristen Bandos led all players with five goals.
Kamely started the scoring in the game at 28:12, but Georgetown had an answer at 23:27. The Greyhounds responded with back-to-back goals from Blakeman and Kamely to pull ahead two, 3-1, by the 19:26 mark, but three-straight Hoya goals gave Georgetown its first lead, 4-3, with 12:05 to play in the opening half.
Goals from Filippelli and Powers closed out the half though, and gave the Greyhounds a 5-4 advantage at the break.
Loyola continued its hot streak into the second half, scoring four-straight goals to complete the six-goal run by the 23:09 mark. Blakeman’s fast-break goal at 27:08 was the first score of the half, before Powers netted three-consecutive goals to give the Greyhounds a 9-4 advantage.
Georgetown responded to the run with its first goal in over 20 minutes at the 21:29 mark before adding two more goals to cut Loyola’s lead to two, 9-7. That would be as close as the Hoyas would get though, as scores from Kamely and Blakeman extended the Greyhounds’ lead back to three, 11-7, with 10:29 to play.
The Hoyas scored at 9:08 and again following Whiteford’s strike at 8:54, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Greyhounds’ defense held Georgetown scoreless for the remainder of the contest to hold on for the 12-9 win.
The Greyhounds will remain on the road for a second game as they travel to Boston University Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest.