April 29, 2009
PRINCETON, N.J. - Grace Gavin scored four goals and added an assist, but seventh-ranked Princeton defeated visiting Loyola, 13-7, Wednesday night at Class of 1952 Stadium.
Gavin's four pushed her 2009 season total to 52, marking the 17th time that a Loyola player has scored 50 or more goals in a season and the first since Kate McHarg recorded 60 in 2006.
Loyola (10-6 overall) took an early lead when Cara Filippelli scored the game's first goal off a Colleen O'Keefe assist 1:40 into the contest. The Tigers (13-2), however tied it quickly as Christine Casaceli tallied her first of two goals just over a minute later.
Turnovers on three-straight Greyhounds possession led to Princeton's next goal. Casaceli scored at the 23:03 mark to put Princeton ahead for the first time.
After Meg Steffe saved a Princeton shot, Loyola cleared the ball and O'Keefe scored off the ensuing transition, tying the game at two with just over 19 minutes to play in the first half.
Holly McGarvie scored the first of her four goals, however, less than two minutes later, giving the Tigers the lead for good.
Gavin's first goal with 8:47 to play in the first half pulled Loyola within a goal, 4-3, but Princeton scored the frame's final three goals - two by Kristin Schwab and one by McGarvie - to take a 7-3 halftime advantage.
Gavin added a second-half assist, and O'Keefe finished with two goals and an assist.
In addition to McGarvie's four, Schwab and Lizzy Drumm each added three.
The Greyhounds close their regular-season when they host Denver at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.