Defense Holds Colgate Scoreless In Second Half Of WLAX Win

April 5, 2014

Final Stats

HAMILTON, N.Y. - The No. 14 Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team held Colgate scoreless through the second half to earn its seventh-straight win with a 10-4 victory over the Raiders at Tyler’s Field Saturday afternoon.

Junior Annie Thomas led the Greyhounds (9-4, 5-0 Patriot League) with a game-high five points on two goals and three assists, while senior Marlee Paton added two goals and one assist. Junior Sydney Thomas had two goals and classmate Hannah Schmitt also added two points on one goal and one assist. Junior Molly Hulseman, junior Taryn VanThof and sophomore Maddy Blakeman rounded out the scoring with one goal each.

Megan Ark, Taylor Fischer, Lauren Gorajek and Monica White all had one goal each for Colgate (4-7, 2-3),

The squads traded scores through the opening of the game with Colgate holding the advantage until the Greyhounds rattled off three goals within two minutes at the end of the half to take a 6-4 advantage into the locker room.

The Raiders netted two goals to start play before Annie Thomas stuck a pass from junior Kara Burke into the back of the net at 22:29. Paton then scored at 18:38 to tie the game at 2-2, but Colgate responded with a score at 17:20 to regain the lead.

A goal from Sydney Thomas, assisted by Paton, at 9:25 tied the game for a second time, at 3-3.

The score would remain that way until the Raiders pulled ahead, 4-3, at 3:36.

Schmitt won the ensuing draw control though and VanThof’s game-tying goal at 3:04 set the Greyhounds up for a three-goal run through the next two minutes that gave them the 6-4 halftime lead. Annie Thomas scored the second goal of the run at 1:52 before assisting Paton at 1:20.

The Greyhounds continued their hot streak into the second half, scoring three-unanswered goals within 30 seconds to earn a 9-4 lead. Sydney Thomas from Annie Thomas at 27:55 was the first score, followed by Hulseman from Schmitt at 27:45 and then an unassisted goal from Schmitt at 27:15.

Blakeman, from Annie Thomas, capped off the scoring in the game at the 7:51 mark to account for the 10-4 final score.

Redshirt junior Gretchen Mayer led the defense with a career-high four ground balls, while Sydney Thomas had three ground balls and two caused turnovers. VanThof and Paton added three and two ground balls, respectively.

In goal, sophomore Molly Wolf stopped eight shots for the game, including six in the second half while holding the Raiders scoreless.

Loyola will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts American at 7 p.m.