April 12, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College women's lacrosse team earned its second straight BIG EAST win over UConn Wednesday on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field by a score of 15-13. The Greyhounds improve to 6-6 overall with the win and 3-1 in the conference while the Huskies fall to 3-8 on the season 0-4 in the BIG EAST.
For much of the first half, Loyola and Connecticut seemed to match each other nearly goal for goal. UConn earned the first tally from Abbey VanDeusen after just a minute. Kate McHarg and Stephanie Walker answered back with unassisted goals for Loyola to take a 2-1 lead after seven minutes of play.
The Huskies then went on a 4-1 run with goals from Janet Williams, Bonnie Levin, Shannon Burke and VanDeusen. After the first two Huskies goals in the run, Alicyn Brunnett scored an unassisted tally for a 3-3 tie but UConn added its final two goals of the run to claim a 5-3 lead in the 20th minute of play.
The Greyhounds went on a run of their own to close out the half, scoring three of the four goals. Emily Lawrence scored the first to cut the lead to 5-4 before Laura Trzasko scored to put UConn up 6-4 in the 25th minute. Maura Kenny scored on a free-position less than 30 seconds later and Walker tied the game at six for the half.
The Greyhounds claimed an early 8-6 lead in the second half behind the efforts of McHarg and Lawrence after just two minutes of play. But the Huskies continued to answer back scoring two goals of their own to tie the game at eight with 25 minutes left to play. Kate Filippelli and Kenny each scored a goal to give the `Hounds their second lead, 10-8 in the 38th minute. The Huskies were never able to catch Loyola from that point. The Greyhounds led by as much as three, 14-11 after a fast-break goal by Sydney Greene and 15-2 after Filippelli's second goal of the game. Trzasko scored the final tally with five minutes left to play for the 15-13 score.
McHarg, Kenny and Lawrence each scored three goals in the win. Walker recorded two goals and two assists. Filippelli scored twice while Brunnett and Greene each scored once. Brunnett also also added an assist.
VanDeusen led the Huskies with four goals while Levin also added two goals and two assists for four points.
Alex Piraino made 11 saves in the win for the Greyhounds, while Kristen Haldeman stopped nine shots for the Huskies.
The Greyhounds recorded 12 caused turnovers including four by Kristin McKay. Loyola held a 19-11 advantage in draw controls.
Loyola is off until next Saturday, April 22 when they host Stanford at 1:00.