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No. 16 Johns Hopkins Hosts No. 19 Women's Lax Wednesday On ESPNU

Feb. 22, 2016

Game Information
Opponent No. 16 Johns Hopkins
Date Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time 5:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Homewood Field
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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.

Series History
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.

Up Next
The Greyhounds will return home for their home opener on Sunday, Feb. 28, when they host crosstown-rival Towson at 1 p.m.