May 5, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College women's lacrosse team fell to Cornell, 13-10, Saturday afternoon on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field in the final game of the season. The Greyhounds finish the season with a 2-14 overall record while the Big Red improves to 5-10 overall.
Cornell opened scoring eight seconds into the game, with a goal by Courtney Farrell with the assist credited to Charlotte Schmidlapp. Sophomore Colleen O'Keefe responded to tie the game at 1-1 when she rebounded her free-position attempt and was able to get her second try to go. Senior Kate McHarg gave the Greyhounds the lead with back-to-back unassisted goals three minutes and seven minutes into the game respectively for the 3-1 lead. The Big Red answered both goals with Katherine Simmons scoring after 7:46 of play and Schmidlapp tying the game at 3-3 after 11:30. Junior Alicyn Brunnett ended the tie 45 seconds later when freshman Jessie Heisterman passed the ball to her from behind the cage as Brunnett ran towards the goal. Brunnett continued to work, scoring a second goal at 15:48 for the 5-3 lead. Brunnett's second goal came off a pass from freshman Emily Gibson on the eight meter. Sophomore Elizabeth Weber kept the `Hounds going with her goal off a pass from O'Keefe at 16:28 for the 6-3 mark. Cornell again responded, scoring the last two goals of the half to cut the half-time lead to 6-5. Margaux Viola and Farrell scored in the 17th and 29th minutes respectively.
Loyola junior Kate Filippelli scored the first goal of the second half in just 38 seconds when she came from behind the goal and as she hit the corner took a low shot to beat Cornell's keeper for the 7-5 score. The Big Red won the next three draws and were able to get goals on all three possessions for the 9-7 lead after 40 minutes of play. Cornell's goals came from Noelle Dowd, Lindsey Moore and Farrell. Filippelli cut the margin to one with another low shot in the 45th minute and McHarg tied the game at nine with her unassisted goal at 48:01. Cornell's Simmons broke the tie, scoring back-to-back goals, and setting the score at 11-9 with just under ten minutes to play. Loyola's Gibson again cut the lead to one, 11-10 in the 50th minute, when she scooped up a loose ball right in front of the goal and found the back of the net with a low shot. Cornell was able to maintain possession for much of the remaining minutes and added goals from Dowd and Farrell for the 13-10 win.
McHarg led the Greyhounds with three goals. Filippelli and Brunnett each added two. O'Keefe and Gibson each tallied a goal and an assist. Weber had one goal while Heisterman had one assist.
Cornell was led by Courtney Farrell's four goals and an assist. Dowd and Simmons each added three goals while Schmidlapp and Moore added a goal and an assist. Viola had one assist.
Loyola keeper Karen Nicolaus recorded 12 saves in goal while Cornell's Mary Montague stopped nine Loyola shots.