April 2, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The No. 15 Penn State women's lacrosse team outscored Loyola 7-3 in the second half to earn a 16-10 win Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field. With the loss the Greyhounds fall to 4-6 on the season while the Nittany Lions improve to 5-5.
PSU jumped out to an early 4-1 lead after 6:18 of play with two goals from Lori Havrilla and one each from Jessi Lieb and Lindsay Dutch. Havrillia scored first in less than a minute before Stephanie Walker answered for the Greyhounds after just two minutes of play for a 1-1 score. Lieb, Havrilla and Dutch followed for the lead.
Maura Kenny started Loyola's own 4-1 run in the fourth minute of play for a 4-2 score. Penn State's Kim Koston scored off a pass from Lauren Bryan just over ten seconds later for the 5-2 mark before the Greyhounds scored three straight goals to tie the game at five. Kenny scored her second goal while Sydney Greene and Kate McHarg also added tallies for the tie with 12:11 left in the half.
The team exchanged goals, Loyola's coming from Kenny and PSU's from Shari Maslin for the 6-6 mark. The Nittany Lions then scored the next three straight goals to reclaim the lead 9-6. Kenny scored her fourth goal with 38 seconds left to bring Loyola closer, 9-7.
Penn State came out of the halftime break firing, scoring the first five goals to take a 14-7 lead. The Greyhounds got on the board with just under seven minutes left when Emily Lawrence rebounded Chrissy Nicolaus' free-position shot for the 14-8 score. The teams exchanged goals for the remainder of play for the 16-10 final. Talia Shacklock and McHarg scored the `Hounds final two goals.
Kenny led with four goals, tying a career-high. McHarg added two while Shacklock, Lawrence, Greene and Walker each scored once. Alicyn Brunnett recorded an assist.
Eight players scored for Penn State with Havrolla leading the way with three. She also added two assists.
Loyola keeper Alex Piraino recorded eight saves while PSU'ss Cammie Jurkosky stopped 12 shots.
The Greyhounds return home for a stretch of four games, starting with Syracuse on Saturday, April 8. The men's team will play Rutgers at 1:00 with the women due to follow at 3:30.