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Gavin, Gibson Score Five In #13 Women's Lacrosse Win

April 9, 2010

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LOUISVILLE - Emily Gibson and Grace Gavin each scored five goals, and the 13th-ranked Loyola women's lacrosse defeated Louisville, 17-10, in BIG EAST Conference action on Friday afternoon.

Gavin scored four-straight goals in a span of just over five minutes in the second half, spurring an 8-0 Greyhounds' run that erased an 8-7 Louisville lead and put Loyola in front for good.

Bergan Foley scored for Louisville with 23:07 to play, giving the Cardinals an 8-7 advantage. Gavin, however, reeled off four goals starting at 21:27. By the time she scored her fourth, there was 16:21 left in the game and the Greyhounds (9-4 overall, 3-1 BIG EAST) led 11-8.

Mary Heneberry added two goals, and Cara Filippelli, Helen McCutcheon and Gibson added tallied to continue the Loyola run.

Foley finally broke up the stretch with a goal just 2:40 before the final horn, but the Greyhounds led 16-9 at that point.

Louisville (7-4, 1-2) took a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, as Foley, Liz Lovejoy and Katie Oliverio each scored unassisted goals for the Cardinals.

Gibson took over on offense at that point for Loyola. She scored twice on free-position attempts and another on an unassisted tally, tying the score at 3-3 with 16:02 to play in the firs thalf.

Lianne Bobal converted on a free-position shot with 12:01 in the first half to put Louisville back in front, 4-3, but Meg Decker tied the game again just over three minutes later.

Lovejoy gave the Cardinals another lead at 2:06, but Abby Rehfuss sent the teams to the locker room tied at 5-5 with a goal 31 seconds before the half.

Gavin opened second-half scoring with a free-position goal, and she then assisted on a Gibson score to put Loyola up 7-5 with 26:35 remaining.

Louisville, however, scored the next three, all by Foley, to take an 8-7 lead.

Hager had a career-high four assists to lead all players. Rehfuss had four draw controls for the Greyhounds, and Gibson had four ground balls.

Kerry Stoothoff made 12 saves in goal for the Greyhounds, who had a 37-33 advantage in shots.

Loyola has a week off before playing its next game, a 6 p.m. tilt on Friday, April 16, at Syracuse.