Women's Lacrosse Falls in a Battle with Virginia, 12-11

April 17, 2004

CHARLOTESVILLE, VA - No. 7 Virginia scored on a free-position shot with nine seconds remaining to defeat No. 3 Loyola, 12-11 Saturday night at Klockner Stadium. The Greyhounds fall to 12-2 on the season while the Cavaliers improved to 11-3. Rachel Shuck broke the Loyola career-assist record with two assists in Saturday's game. She now has 81 assists in her career.

Loyola opened the contest fast paced with a 3-0 scoring run. Talia Shacklock had the first and third goal while scoring leader Sydney Greene had the second in the run for the 3-0 lead 3:24 into the game. Virginia got on the board at 6:06 with a free-position before Jaclyn Borrone got the Greyhounds fourth goal for a 4-1 lead when she drove from the eight-meter beating her defender and the goalie at 6:49. Virginia then held Loyola scoreless for nearly 13 minutes while scoring four goal of their own for a 5-4 lead, their first lead of the game at 16:11. Loyola then went on their own run, scoring the final three goals of the half. Kourtney Porcella tied things up at 5-5 when Rachel Shuck hit her from behind the net 19:31. Shuck broke Loyola's career assist record with that dish. Greene and Borrone both added their second goals in the Loyola run and the 7-5 half time score.

Virginia opened scoring 22 seconds into the second half but Loyola answered with a free-position and the third goal by Greene 31:18 into the game to maintain an 8-6 lead. Cavalier Amy Appelt brought Virginia within one for the third time at the 35 minute mark for a 10-9 score. Shacklock answered back by nabbing her third goal of the game when Greene hit her coming at the cage on the eight-meter to again maintain the lead 9-7 at 38:22. Virginia then went on a three-goal run to take their second lead of the game, 10-9 with almost 11 minutes remaining. Borrone ended a 13 minute Loyola scoring drought with her goal to tie the score at 11 and Jen Schuerholz retook the lead for the Greyhounds, 11-10 with 8:15 left to play. Appelt scored her third goal for Virginia to tie things up at 11 with just over three minutes remaining. The Cavaleirs won the ensuing draw and were awarded with two free-positions under the thirty second mark, making the second with nine seconds remaining by Tyler Leachman.

Both Loyola keepers played solid in goal. Kim Lawton made six saves and recorded four groundballs in the first half with Cindy Nicolaus turned away eights Virginia shots in the second. Andrea Pfeiffer stopped seven shots for Virginia.

Loyola had three players with three goals, Borrone, Greene and Shacklock, while both Borrone and Greene added an assist as well. Appelt and Caitlin Banks each had three goals for Virginia.

The Greyhounds next travel to the West Coast to visit Stanford on Saturday, April 27th.