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Women's Lacrosse To Tangle With UMBC Retrievers Tuesday Night

Feb. 22, 2010

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Game #3
February, 23, 2010|7:00 p.m.
#11 Loyola Greyhounds (1-1) at
UMBC Retrievers (2-0)


Today's Matchup
• Today's contest features a pair of teams from the hotbed of women's lacrosse, the #11 Loyola Greyhounds and the UMBC Retrievers.
• UMBC is 2-0 after defeating first-year program, Jacksonville, 18-2 and George Mason, 16-8 with both games coming on the road.
• Loyola is 8-6 all-time in the month of February.

The 100 Club/Last Time Out
• With her four goal effort in the 15-11 win at #10 Virginia, Grace Gavin became the 20th member of Loyola's 100-goal club. She is now also tied for 19th in team-history with 134 points.
• With an assist in the victory over UVA, Abby Rehfuss also recorded her 100th career point and is the 36th Greyhound ever to do so.
Emily Gibson and Kerry Stoothoff were named to the BIG EAST honor roll for their efforts vs. Penn State and Virginia. Gibson was named the WomensLax.com Player of the Week.

Series History
• This will be the 30th meeting between the crosstown rivals with Loyola winning 25 of the 30 to go with one tie, which came in 1976.
• From 1975-2007, Loyola was undefeated against the Retrievers (24-0-1).

The 2010 Loyola Greyhounds
Grace Gavin leads the attack with seven goals, but Loyola possesses great balance as Emily Gibson has six goals, Cass Cursaro five and Cara Filippelli has three despite missing most of the season-opener.
• Sophomore netminder Kerry Stoothoff has been strong in goal the first two games of the season, allowing a career-best nine goals in a loss to #18 Penn State, and stopping a career-high 15 shots in a 15-11 upset win at #10 Virginia.
Tara Gardner leads the team with five ground balls, while junior Meg Decker has recorded a team-high seven ground controls. Freshman Ashley Moulton leads the team with three caused turnovers through two games.

On The Retrievers
• Five players have recorded at least three goals in two games for UMBC, who are paced by junior Amanda Pappas with ten goals. Erika Braerman (6), Alicia Krause (5), Emily Coady (4) and Ashley Stodter (3) are also major threats to score.
• The Retrievers are also well balanced on defense behind second-team all-conference performer Sara Willis. Bria Phillips leads the team with seven ground balls, while Pappas is second with four and five others have three. Amanda Gable leads the Retrievers with eight draw controls, while Stodter has five. Phillips and Pappas also lead the team with four caused turnovers, while goalkeeper Kate Quick and and CJ Durham are second with three.
• Kate Quick was a first-team all-conference selection last year with a10.35 GAA, .483 save pct. She has allowed just ten goals through two games this season and has stopped 16 shots.

Loyola-UMBC Connections
Retrievers with Baltimore Ties

• Over 70 percent of UMBC's roster is from the Baltimore region.
• UMBC head coach Kelly Berger is also from the Charm City area.

Hometown/High School Ties
• Loyola's Emily and Johanna Gibson teamed with UMBC's Meagan Linkous at North Harford High School.
• UMBC's Lauren Mundell and Loyola's Kathleen Barranco, Kaitlyn Fuller and Tara Gardner were teammates at Severna Park High School.
• Loyola midfielder Christian Carr and Erika Welck played together at St. Mary's High School
• UMBC goalkeeper Kate Quick and Loyola's Kelly Quinlan played together at Maryvale Prep.

Family Ties
• UMBC's Jamie Fahey's mother, Patricia played basketball at Loyola.

World Cup Ties
• UMBC assistant Amy Appelt (USA) and Loyola's Jen Adams and Cass Cursaro (AUS) and Dana Dobbie and Kylee White (CAN) all played on their country's national teams

Up Next
• Loyola will travel to Denver and Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium Wednesday, March 3 for a 1:00 pm showdown with the Pioneers.