BALTIMORE - A season-high 11 Greyhounds contributed to the offense as the Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team used a balanced attack to down Holy Cross, 15-5, Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Senior Maddy Blakeman led the Greyhounds (8-5 overall, 5-0 Patriot League) with a career-high five points on two goals and three assists, while junior Emily Clark netted her first career hat trick, scoring a game-high three goals.
Sophomore Frankie Kamely and freshman Hannah Powers both contributed four points on two goals and two assists, while redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso also had two goals. Sophomore Margaret Filippelli and freshmen Lindsay Gamer, Tori McDonald and Taylor VanThof rounded out the goal scorers, with one apiece, while sophomore Hannah Savage had three assists and junior Cami Whiteford tacked on one.
Defensively, senior Maddy Lesher tied a career-high seven caused turnovers and added a game-high six ground balls.
For Holy Cross (2-11, 2-3), Maddie Ward had a team-best two goals.
Blakeman got the Greyhounds going, having a hand in five of Loyola's first six goals. She assisted Kamely and then Clark before scoring on a free position shot to push the Greyhounds ahead 3-0 at the 23:35 mark. Kamely scored, assisted by Whiteford, at 20:47, before the Crusaders got on the board at 19:03.
At 17:34, Blakeman assisted VanThof before scoring her second goal, and recording her career-high fifth point, at 17:18 to give Loyola a 6-1 lead.
Holy Cross scored its second goal at 14:59, followed by a pair of Greyhound goals from Tabasso and McDonald. The Crusaders' third goal came at 7:21, but scores from Clark, Gamer and Tabasso, respectively, gave Loyola an 11-3 advantage at halftime.
Filippelli started the second-half scoring at 23:06, followed by a goal from Clark at 19:53, before Holy Cross netted back-to-back scores to move the score to 13-5.
Powers closed out the game with two-consecutive goals to bring the final score to 15-5.
In goal, senior Molly Wolf, freshman Kady Glynn and junior Taylor Caldwell all logged minutes for Loyola, with Wolf turning back one shot for her 100th save of the season. Glynn and Caldwell finished with three saves each, while Caldwell did not allow a goal in 8:14.
On the draw, Tabasso won a game-high five draw controls.Loyola will return to action on Saturday when it hosts Lehigh in a lacrosse doubleheader at Ridley Athletic Complex. The Greyhounds' men's team will host Boston University at noon, followed by the women's game at 3 p.m.