March 26, 2006
Hempstead, N.Y. - Hofstra, led by Casey McGrath's six goals topped Loyola, 20-13 in women's lacrosse action Sunday at James M. Shuart Stadium. The Greyhounds fall to 3-5 with the loss while the Pride improves to 3-4 with the win.
Hofstra got on the board quickly, just eight seconds into the game with Kimberly Hillier's first goal before Loyola's Kate McHarg answered 36 seconds later to tie the contest at one. McGrath scored her first goal after 8:16 of play to take a 2-1 lead but just over three minutes later Stephanie Walker tied the game up at two. The Pride broke up that lead with a four-goal run to earn a 6-2 advantage with just over 14 minutes left in the first half.
Sophomore Kate Filippelli ended the Pride run with a goal, assisted by Lawrence at 17:13. McGrath scored her second goal twenty seconds later for the 7-3 lead. Loyola's Maura Kenny answered McGrath with a free-position goal 30 seconds later for the 7-4 mark. The Pride held the `Hounds without a goal for the next eight and a half minutes while adding two tallies for the 9-4 lead. McHarg scored the last goal of the first half, with 3:30 on the clock for the 9-5 score.
After Loyola closed within three (9-6) on a Filippelli free-position goal just 1:48 into the second stanza, the Pride took 14-6 lead with a 5-0 run, including three from McGrath.
Up by eight goals at the 24:19 mark, Hofstra would see the Greyhounds score four straight over a six-minute stretch to close the deficit to four once again, 14-10. McHarg scored twice in the run while Sydney Greene and Kenny each added tallied. Hofstra ended Loyola's run on a at the 15:26 mark for 15-10 score before Greene scored her second goal to set the score 15-11. The Pride went on a 3-0 run with just 11 minutes to take the 18-14 advantage.
Alicyn Brunnett scored for the Greyhounds to break up scoring but was answered by back-to-back Pride goals for the 20-12 advantage with two minutes to play. Greene added the final tally for Loyola with 23 seconds on the clock and the 20-13 final.
McHarg led for the Greyhounds with four goals while Greene scored three. Kenny added two goals and an assists while Filippelli also scored twice. Walker and Brunnett each scored once while Lawrence was credited with an assist.
McGrath led the game with six goals. Hillier scored four times while adding two assists.
Maisie Osteen made seven saves in net for the win, while Alex Piraino made six stops for the Greyhounds.
Loyola travels to George mason on Wednesday for a 7:00 game.