April 11, 2009
CINCINNATI - Loyola's Abby Rehfuss and Grace Gavin each scored twice in the game's first five minutes, helping the 16th-ranked Greyhounds jump out to a 4-0 lead, and Loyola cruised to a 17-4 BIG EAST Conference victory over host Cincinnati Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium.
Rehfuss and Mary Heneberry each finished with four goals apiece to lead all players.
Loyola (9-4 overall, 2-3 BIG EAST) won the opening draw control, and Rehfuss put the Greyhounds on the board off a Colleen O'Keefe assist 16 seconds into the contest.
Gavin then scored a pair of goals - the first on a free-position shot and the second on an O'Keefe assist - 40 seconds apart, less than two minutes after Rehfuss' first.
Rehfuss made it a 4-0 Loyola lead at 25:10 with an unassisted score.
Lindsey Marshall and Lynsey Burton scored nearly seven minutes apart for the Bearcats (5-8, 0-5), pulling Cincinnati within two, 4-2, at the 17:35 mark. That, however, is as close as the Bearcats would draw for the remainder of the game.
Heneberry took an Emily Gibson pass and scored almost two minutes later, starting a stretch of seven Loyola goals in a row. Heneberry scored three of her goals during that run, and Rehfuss capped it with her fourth with 5:04 left in the first half, giving the Greyhounds an 11-2 advantage.
After a Natalie Starvaggi score for the Bearcats, heneberry scored her final goal of the game to put Loyola up 12-3 at the half.
Gavin scored almost nine minutes into the second half, and Cara Filippelli added a pair of free-position goals 11 minutes apart to put Loyola ahead 15-3 with 6:43 remaining.
Maura Kenny then scored two of her three goals with less than four minutes left before Cincinnati's Jenn Doran tacked on the game's final goal.
Loyola had 41 shots in the game, compared to Cincinnati's 17, and the Greyhounds controlled 15 of the game's 23 draws.
Filippelli recorded four caused turnovers, and Gibson added three. Mary Clare Taylor picked up a career-high four ground balls for Loyola.