Women's Lacrosse Gets Hard Earned Victory Over No. 15 Penn

April 20, 2005

Box Score

BALTIMORE, Md. - Kate McHarg scored seven goals to help lead Loyola to a hard earned 16-12 win over No. 15 Penn Wednesday afternoon on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. This was the Greyhounds first win over a ranked team since defeating Delaware on March 10. Loyola improves to 4-8 while the Quakers falls to 6-7.

Freshman Maura Kenny brought Loyola into the game strong as she scored an unassisted goal just 23 seconds into the game. Penn answered with a goal by Katie Spofford at 1:16 for the 1-1 tie before the Greyhounds scored a barrage of goals to take an 8-1 lead. Loyola got goals from Rachel Shuck, Emily Lawrence, Kenny and two from McHarg. The Quakers rallied and nabbed three goals in a 12 minute span to make it 8-4. But McHarg added her third goal and the final goal of the half at 29:36 for the 9-4 score.

Rachel Manson added to Penn's efforts 33:10 into the contest for a 9-5 score before McHarg quickly answered at 33:44 for the 10-5 mark. The Quakers whittled away at Loyola's lead with goals from Spofford and Mason to make the score 10-7 36:45 into the game. McHarg scored her fourth straight goal at 46:06 before Penn added two more to get within reach at 12-10 50:44 into the game. The team's exchanged goals with Emily Lawrence scoring for the Greyhounds and Emily Cochran for Penn for a 13-11 score. Shuck and Kate Filippelli added to Loyola's lead for a 15-11 score. The team's again exchanged goals o close the contest with Cochran scoring for Penn and McHarg scoring her seventh goal of the game to close the contest.

McHarg led the game with a career-high seven games. Shuck added three and two assists. Kenny recorded three goals and Lawrence had two. Filippelli had an assist and two goals.

Cochran and Manson led Penn with three goals each. Chrissy Muller had three assists.

Loyola starting goalkeeper Kim Lawton stopped four shots in the first half while Cindy Nicolaus stopped seven shots in the second. Penn played all three of the goalies on their roster, recording a total of four saves.

Loyola's Liz Peregoy helped Loyola to a 17-13 advantage on the draw with eight.

The Greyhounds are back in action on Geppi-Aikens field on Saturday, April 23 as they hosted Stanford at 1:00.