April 12, 2014
BOSTON - Redshirt junior Taryn VanThof tied her already single-game school record by winning 15 draw controls Saturday afternoon at Boston University, leading the No. 14 Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team to a 19-8 win over the Terriers at Nickerson Field.
VanThof also won 15 draw controls in a 22-12 win over Lafayette in the team’s Patriot League opener on Saturday, March 15, while the win clinches the Greyhounds at least a share of the Patriot League regular season title and a first-round bye.
Senior Marlee Paton led Loyola (11-4, 7-0 Patriot League) with a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists, while junior Annie Thomas had six points on three goals and three assists. Junior Hannah Schmitt netted three goals, while classmate Kara Burke had two goals and junior Sydney Thomas had four points on one goal and three assists. Senior Ali Habicht, juniors Molly Hulseman and VanThof, sophomore Maddy Blakeman and freshmen Emily Clark and Cami Whiteford all contributed one goal.
For Boston University (6-8, 4-3), Ally Adams had four points on three goals and one assist, while Lindsay Weiner added two goals and one assist. Mallory Collins, Jill Horka and Elizabeth Morse all tacked on one goal.
VanThof won the opening draw control and Schmitt turned it into a goal just 16 seconds into play. Annie Thomas then gave the Greyhounds a 2-0 advantage at 24:47.
Boston University responded with two of their own goals, tying the game at 2-2, but a 5-1 Loyola run would push the Greyhounds ahead, 7-3, with 14:16 left to play in the opening half. Burke scored the first goal of the run at 22:40, before Annie Thomas netted her second of the day at 22:17. Following a Terriers goal at 20:05, Schmitt became the 23rd Greyhound in program history to notch 100 career goals, scoring at 16:04. Burke had Loyola’s next goal at 15:10 and Annie Thomas recorded her 15th career hat trick, and fifth of the season, at 14:16.
The Terriers recorded back-to-back goals at 10:49 and 8:13, but Sydney Thomas found the back of the net at 7:34 and Paton closed out the scoring in the half with two goals at 3:56 and 1:15, giving Loyola a 10-5 halftime advantage.
Annie Thomas assisted Paton at 29:36 to get the second-half scoring started, marking Paton’s 28th career hat trick, but two-straight Terrier goals pulled BU within four, 11-7, with 27:04 on the clock.
After a series of yellow cards, Paton assisted Schmitt at 25:40, but the Terriers won the next draw control and scored within 11 seconds to move the score to 12-8.
The Greyhounds then went on a seven-goal run to close out the game though, putting it out of reach for Boston University. Paton netted her fourth of the day at 23:30, assisted by Sydney Thomas, and VanThof scored her lone goal after winning her 13th draw control, at 23:19. Habicht from Sydney Thomas gave Loyola a 15-8 advantage at 18:34, followed by a goal from Hulseman, assisted by Paton, at 15:15. Blakeman then notched a goal at 14:41, before Clark netted her first career goal at 12:43. Whiteford closed out the scoring in the game with a goal at 10:51.
The Greyhounds will return to the field on Saturday when they host Navy on Senior Day. Seniors Molly Dickerson, Ali Habicht, Marlee Paton and Katherine Reinhard will be honored prior to the 1 p.m., contest.