April 22, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - In a fast paced women's lacrosse game that featured eight lead changes and nine ties, No. 19 Stanford topped Loyola 13-12 Saturday on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Greyhounds fall to 6-7 on the season with the loss while the Cardinal improves to 8-5.
Loyola took an early 3-1 lead after nearly eight minutes of play with two goals from Kate McHarg and the third from Sydney Greene. Greene's goal was assist by McHarg while the Stanford goal came from Sarah Bach.
Bach scored a second goal for the Cardinal to start a three-goal run and take a 4-3 lead after 12 minutes of play. Maris Perlman scored the second goal in the run while Bach added the third.
Back-to-back goals by the Greyhounds returned the lead to Loyola, 5-4 with 10 minutes left in the first half. Alicyn Brunnett scored the first goal, assisted by Stephanie Walker while Emily Lawrence added the free-position to take the lead.
Stanford's Megan Burker scored in the 21st minute to tie the game at five before back-to-back goals by McHarg gave Loyola the biggest advantage of the game, 7-5. Burker added a second goal before the end of the first half for the 7-6 half-time mark.
The second half continued the back and forth play with the Greyhounds holding on to a 10-9 lead after 43 minutes of play. McHarg scored all three Loyola goals in the early second half for seven total. Liz Piselli scored twice for Stanford early on in the second stanza while Burker added a third goal.
The Cardinal then put together a three-goal run to take a 12-10 advantage which they held onto for the win. The Greyhounds knocked on the door, tying the game at 12 with four and a half minutes to play after goals from Kate Filippelli and Lawrence. But Anna Brown returned the advantage to Stanford a minute later for the eventual game-winner. Bach was credited with the assist.
McHarg led the game with seven goals and an assist. Lawrence scored twice while Greene, Filippelli and Brunnett each added one goal. Stephanie Walker had one assist.
Burker led the Cardinal with five goals. Bach added three goals and an assist. Piselli scored twice while recording an assist. Daphne Patterson, Perlman and Brown each had one goal. Perlman also added an assist. Michelle DeChant, Megan McClain and Jessica Verrrilli were each credited with an assist.
Alex Piraino stopped 11 shots in goal while Stanford's Laura Shane recorded nine saves.
The Greyhounds host their final home game of the season Tuesday, April 25 vs. Towson.