JMU Uses Second Half Run to Defeat Women's Lacrosse, 9-7

March 25, 2005

Box Score

Harrisonburg, Va. - James Madison outscored the Loyola College women's lacrosse team 5-2 in the second half to over come a halftime deficit and defeat the Greyhounds, 9-7. Loyola falls to 2-5 with their third straight road loss while the Dukes improve to 5-2.

James Madison freshman Lynlea Cronin helped the Dukes to an early 2-0 lead before Loyola's Sydney Greene got the Greyhounds on the board 8:08 into the contest. JMU went on to score the next two goals for a 4-1 margin 12:44 into the half. Loyola freshman Maura Kenny then took the game into her own hands as she scored the next three goals to tie the contest at 4-4 with 10:09 left to play in the half. Neither team scored until Greene added the go-ahead goal at 29:33 in to the game for the 5-4 halftime lead.

The Dukes came out quickly in the second half as well as they reclaimed they tied the game at 30:31 and reclaimed the lead, 6-5 at 34:53. Loyola's Kate McHarg tied the game for the third time at 6-6 with her goal off a pass from Rachel Shuck 39:58. JMU would scored the next two goals to go up 8-6. Shuck got the Greyhounds within one at 52:10 but the Dukes Kelly Berger would add her third goal with 1:35 left for the win.

Kenny led the Greyhounds with three goals while Shuck had a goal and two assists. Greene added two goals for Loyola and McHarg one.

Berger led the Dukes with three goals. Cronin and Brooke McKenzie added two.

Loyola's Kim Lawton stopped five shots in the first while Cindy Nicolaus stopped the same amount in the second half. JMU's Amy Altig recorded 14 saves.

The Greyhounds are back in action on Wednesday, March 30 as they host George Mason.