April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team concluded its regular season with an 18-7 win over Army West Point on Senior Day Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Seniors Shannon Aikens and Maddy Blakeman led a season-high 11 Greyhounds in scoring, contributing four goals each. Blakeman tacked on three assists for a career-high seven points, while Aikens' two assists gave her a personal-best six points. Classmate Maddy Lesher also scored her first career goal in the second half, while goalkeeper Molly Wolf finished with six saves and three goals against.
Sophomore Frankie Kamely added two goals and two assists for Loyola (12-5 overall, 9-0 Patriot League), while juniors Megan Boepple, Emily Clark and Cami Whiteford, and freshmen Emily Cooper, Lindsey Ehrhardt, Hannah Powers and Sabrina Tabasso had one goal apiece.
For Army West Point (5-12, 0-9), Izzy McMahon had four goals.
Loyola opened the game on a 7-0 run, getting goals from six different Greyhounds. Aikens scored first, followed by Kamely, Blakeman and Powers, respectively. Blakeman scored her second at 18:03, before a free-position goal from Whiteford and an unassisted strike from Ehrhardt accounted for Loyola's 7-0 advantage at the 16:13 mark.
The Black Knights halted the streak with back-to-back goals by the 10:31 mark, but Aikens scored, from Blakeman, to push Loyola ahead 8-3.
McMahon recorded her second of the game for Army West Point with 8:26 to play in the half, but Loyola closed out the stanza with goals from Tabasso and Blakeman to take a 10-3 lead into the break.
The Greyhounds opened the second half with another run, this time a streak of six-unanswered goals, to pull ahead 16-3 by the 19:54 mark. Clark, Aikens, Kamely, Lesher and Cooper scored in the streak, with Aikens contributing two.
Army West Point sandwiched goals around one from Boepple to move the score to 17-5 with eight minutes to play. The Black Knight scored two more goals after that before Blakeman concluded the scoring in the game to account for the 18-7 final.
Tabasso finished with seven draw controls for the Greyhounds, while freshman Katie Korvin had a game-high and personal-best three ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Loyola will return to action on Friday at 5 p.m., when it hosts the semifinals of the Patriot League Championships. The Greyhounds will also host the championship game on Sunday at noon.