March 24, 2010
BALTIMORE - BALTIMORE - Grace Gavin scored five goals, and Emily Gibson had four, as the Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse used four first-half runs to jump out to an early lead en route to an 18-7 victory over visiting Stony Brook on Awalt Field at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Gavin recorded a team-high seven points, as she added a pair of assists, while Gibson also tallied two assists to finish with six points. The seven points for Gavin is the most for a Greyhound in a single game this season. In all, seven Loyola players recorded at least two points.
Jackie Hughes put Stony Brook (2-7) on the board with 23:47 to go in the first half, but Caroline Hager, Gibson and Gavin scored for Loyola to put the Greyhounds up 7-1 with just over 16 mintues to play.
Loyola closed out the first half on another run, this one 3-0. Gavin scored once, and Gibson added two more for the Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds outshot the Seawolves, 40-18, for the game including a 22-10 advantage in the first stanza. Loyola also held a 26-18 advantage in ground balls and 19-8 on draw controls.
Gibson led the team with five draw controls, while Meg Decker, Gavin and Rehfuss each had four. Gibson also led the team with four caused turnovers, while Gavin had three. Gavin, Rehfuss and Filippelli all had a team-high three ground balls.
Loyola has ten days off before they kick off the remainder of the BIG EAST season schedule after defeating Rutgers two weeks ago. The Greyhounds host Cincinnati at 12:00 p.m on Saturday, April 3 at the Ridley Athletic Complex. Two days later, they will host #11 Notre Dame on Monday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m.
`Hounds Hodgepodge: With seven points, Grace Gavin now has 166 career points, which is one away from 11th place all-time at Loyola... Gavin's five goals gave her 125 for her career, tying her for 12th all-time at Loyola... Abby Rehfuss and Emily Gibson both broke the 100 draw control mark and now have 103 for their careers, tying them for ninth all-time... Ashley Cahill recorded a pair of assists, her first two collegiate points... Kathleen Barranco's goal with 8:46 in regulation was her first career goal.