Women's Lacrosse's Offensive Efforts Too Much For Stanford, 16-8

April 24, 2004

Box Score

PALO ALTO, CA - The No. 5 Loyola College Greyhounds stifled No. 20 Stanford, allowing only one goal in the first 45 minutes of play, in a 16-8 victory on Mallohney Field Saturday. The game wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated with Loyola holding a 14-1 advantage with just over 15 minutes remaining to play in the game. The Greyhounds improve to 13-2 while the Cardinal fell to 8-7.

Loyola came out firing on all cylinders with a six goal run to start the game. Rachel Shuck nabbed the first tally at 6:36when Jaclyn Borrone hit her waiting right in the right hand corner of the cage. Loyola had six different goal scorers in that run with Shuck, Jen Schuerholz, Kate McHarg, Talia Shacklock, Borrone and Katie Guarino scoring. Leading scorer Sydney Greene assisted on three of the six goals.

Stanford finally got on the board 19:06 into the contest with Megan Burker's unassisted goal. The Greyhounds continued to dominate however scoring two more goals in the first half, one from Stephanie Walker and a second from Shuck, for an 8-1 halftime lead. Loyola continued their run for the first 15 minutes of the second half, scoring six more goals for a 14-1 lead. Schuerholz had two unassisted goals in the top of the second half while Shacklock, Shuck, Kourtney Porcella and Sarah Boggs also added tallies. It was the first career goal for the sophomore Boggs.

The Cardinal then went on a three goal spurt of their own, all three goals as a result of free-positions awarded to Stanford for a 14-4 score. Katherine Sachs put a stop to the Cardinal's run with her goal from Chrissy Nicolaus at 53:17. The Cardinal would get three more goals, another one from a free-position, with 1:37 remaining on the clock for a 15-7 score.

McHarg stopped that Stanford run with her second goal with just under a minute left to play. The Cardinal would make it a 16-8 score with Claire Calzonetti's second goal with just 39 seconds remaining.

Saturday's game was the highest scoring game so far this season for the Greyhounds as well as the most goal scorers with 10. Greene led Loyola in overall scoring with four assists while Schuerholz and Shuck led in goals with three each. Chrissy Nicolaus ad her first two career-points with two assists. Calzonetti led the Cardinal with two goals and an assist.

In goal, senior starter Kim Lawton held Stanford to just one goal and had eight saves in the first half. Cindy Nicolaus stopped seven Stanford shots in the second. The Cardinal's keepers combined for just five saves on 26 Greyhound shots.

Loyola will return home to the east coast and face Maryland in a double header with the Greyhound men's team on Saturday, May 1. The men are set to face off with Yale at 1:00 with the women's game directly following.