|Opponent||No. 16 Johns Hopkins|
|Date||Wednesday, February 24, 2016|
|Location||Baltimore, Maryland | Homewood Field|
|Online Media||Live Stats | Video (ESPNU)|
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Things To Know
• Loyola is in its 44th season of women’s lacrosse competition.
• In graduating four starting attackers and two midfielders, Loyola lost 88 percent of its scoring from a year ago (373 of 424 points), including 85.6 percent of its goals (243 of 284) and 93 percent of its assists (130 of 140).
• With 17 goals last year, senior Maddy Blakeman is the team’s top returner scorer.
• Defensively, the Greyhounds boast a pair of ILWomen Preseason All-Americans. Senior Maddy Lesher , a two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and the League’s preseason favorite for the award again this season, was one of five defenders named to the Preseason All-America First Team, while senior Molly Wolf was included as the Preseason All-America Second Team goalkeeper, coming in behind only UNC’s Caylee Waters, the first-team selection.
• Lesher, Wolf and junior defender Bailey Mathis were voted to the 12-member Preseason All-Patriot League Team, while Loyola, winners of all 16 of its regular-season League games, was picked as the favorite in the Preseason Poll for a third-straight year.
• The Greyhounds’ 10-member freshman class was ranked ninth nationally by ILWomen.
Loyola Greyhounds (0-2, 0-0 Patriot League)
• Loyola is coming off a pair of losses to two teams now ranked in the top-three nationally.
• Sophomore Frankie Kamely leads the way with five goals and senior Maddy Blakeman is second on the team with four points on two goals and two assists.
• Defensively, redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso leads the team with six ground balls, while sophomore Emily Clark and freshman Kristen Yanchoris share the team lead with four caused turnovers each.
• Eight Greyhounds made their first career start this season. At then-No. 7 Florida, junior Amy Abdalla , junior Emily Clark , Kamely, freshman Hannah Powers , junior Cami Whiteford and freshman Kristen Yanchoris all started for the first time, while sophomore Margaret Filippelli joined the starting lineup for the first time at No. 3 Syracuse.
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (3-0, 0-0 BIG 10)
• Johns Hopkins, 3-0 this year, is coming off a dominating 14-2 win over Rutgers.
• Haley Schweizer and Dene’ DiMartino lead the Blue Jays’ attack with 11 points each. Both have scored nine goals and added two assists.
• Emily Kenul is third on the team with seven goals and nine points, while Jenna Reifler has nine points on three goals and a team-best six assists.
• DiMartino has won almost 50 percent of the team’s draw controls, 18 total, while Kenul is second on the team with eight draw controls.
• Defensively, Caroline Federico has posted a 6.67 goals-against average and a .535 save percentage to go with a team-best 12 ground balls.
• The Greyhounds hold a 13-2 advantage in an all-time series that dates back to 1975.
• Since taking a 29-year hiatus, the two programs have met four times since 2012 as NCAA Division I foes, with the series being knotted at 2-2 in those contests.
• Loyola won the most recent meeting, a 12-10 overtime victory at Ridley Athletic Complex last year, while Hopkins won the last game at Homewood Field, 6-5 in 2014.
• The Greyhounds extended their win streak to 12-straight meetings in 2012, downing the Blue Jays, 11-7, at Homewood Field in the first meeting since 1982.
• Hopkins then recorded its first win in the series in 2013, an 11-8 win at Ridley.
• The Greyhounds will return home for their home opener on Sunday, Feb. 28, when they host crosstown-rival Towson at 1 p.m.