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No. 18 Cornell Snaps Loyola's Winning Streak

April 16, 2008

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ITHACA, N.Y. - Abby Rehfuss scored four goals, but nine Cornell players tallied goals, as the Big Red snapped Loyola's three-game winning streak in a 15-6 non-conference decision on Wednesday.

Noelle Dowd and Katherine Simmons each scored twice for the Big Red (8-4), which entered the game ranked 18th in the nation. Courtney Farrell scored twice and added two assists, as 13 of Cornell's 15 goals were assisted in the game.

Cornell led from the outset of the game. Amanda Linnertz won the opening draw control and fed a streaking Farrell who scored 11 seconds into the game. Tissy O'Connor then scored off a Farrell assist a minute later, giving the Big Red a 2-0 advantage.

Kathryn Dewey scored off a Dowd assist at 27:02, and Dowd put Cornell ahead, 4-0 at 24:01.

Alicyn Brunnett put Loyola on the board at 19:43, taking a pass from Grace Gavin and scoring as she cut from right-to-left in front of the cage.

Simmons, however, answered for Cornell, three minutes later.

After the next nine minutes passed scoreless, Rehfuss scored her first of the game, closing the gap to 5-2 in Cornell's favor.

Simmons and Farrell each scored within a 30-second stretch before Rehfuss' goal with 1:20 remaining in the first half, making the halftime score, 7-3.

Cornell scored three-straight, and seven of the second half's first eight goals, extending its lead to 13-4, with 10:57 to play.

Rehfuss and Gavin scored back-to-back, less than a minute apart, with less than five minute to play.

Cornell had a 15-7 advantage in draw controls and a 16-12 lead in ground balls.

The Greyhounds return home for two games to close the regular-season, beginning with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday, April 19, against Syracuse.