April 24, 2007
Newark, Del. - The Loyola College women's lacrosse team fell to Delaware by a score of 18-7 Tuesday afternoon at Rullo Stadium. The Greyhounds fall to 2-13 on the season while the Fightin' Blue Hens improve to 10-5.
Delaware scored the first three goals to open the game in a three minute and 25 second stretch. Nicole Flego scored the first goal while Emily Schaknowski scored the second and third. Senior Kate McHarg cut that margin to one with back-to-back goals for the 3-2 score in the sixth minute. McHarg scored the first goal 5:55 into play when she drove through two defenders and beat the Delaware keeper. She scored the next just over a minute later on a free-position shot. The Blue Hens scored twice more to extend their lead to 5-2 before the Greyhounds got on the board again. Sophomore Colleen O'Keefe scored Loyola's third goal after 10 minutes of play, off a pass from junior Courtney Arnold for the 5-3 score. Delaware scored the next eight goals to close the first half with a 13-3 lead.
Freshman Marianna Smith scored the first goal of the second half with a free-position tally after 33:50 of play to set the second at 13-4. Blue Hen Courtney Arbun answered less than a minute later for the 14-4 mark before McHarg scored another set of back-to-back goals. McHarg scored in the 39th minute on a free-position and in the 41st minute unassisted for the 14-6 score. The Blue Hens answered, scoring four straight goals over the next six minutes to take an 18-6 lead. McHarg added the final tally with just under five minutes remaining, off a pass from O'Keefe, for the 18-7 final score.
McHarg scored a game-high five goals while O'Keefe and Smith each scored once. O'Keefe and Arnold added assists.
Casey McCrudden scored four goals while adding four assists for Delaware. Katie Muth and Debbie Sloan added four goals and an assist each.
Freshman goalkeeper Karen Nicolaus recorded a career-high 14 saves in the loss while Delaware keepers Jessica Cerveny and Jordan Fischer combined for five saves.
The Greyhounds wrap up the season next Saturday, May 5 when the host Cornell on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.