Women's Lacrosse Hosts UMBC Wednesday and No. 1 North Carolina Friday

Feb. 27, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's lacrosse team hosts both UMBC and North Carolina later this week. The Greyhounds rescheduled the game against UMBC for Wednesday at 1:00 and will face the No. 1 Tarheels on Friday at 4:00.

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Junior Maura Kenny leads Loyola in scoring currently with three goals and an assist. She is followed by classmate Kate Filippelli's two goals. Sophomore transfer Colleen O'Keefe follows with a goal and an assist. Kate McHarg and Elizabeth Weber each have a goal to their credit while Bridget O'Keefe has an assist.

Freshman Karen Nicolaus has recorded seven saves on the season in the cage for Loyola.

Senior Liz Peregoy has a team-high five draw controls while Kenny has a team-high three groundballs and three caused turnovers. Junior Kristen Stone ties Kenny for the lead in caused turnovers with three to her credit as well.

UMBC is currently 2-1 on the season with wins over Howard (23-7) and Bucknell (13-5) and a loss to Maryland (23-8). They are led in scoring by Ali Levendusky's seven goals and four assists. She s followed by Kara Dorr with six goals and three assists. Kelly Fahey is not far behind with five goals and three assists. Amanda Gable adds six goals while nine other Retrievers have scored at least a goal.

Susie Sweeney has started all three games in goal, posting an 13/33 goals-against average and .500 saves percentage. Kate Quick has played 90 minutes in the cage as well with a 10.00 goals-against average and .464 saves percentage.

Maggie Chizmar leads the lead in draw controls with nine while Kelly Burgoyne is the leader in groundballs (six) and caused turnovers (four).

Series Record: 20-3-1
Current Streak: Loyola +18
This is the 25th meeting between Loyola and UMBC with the `Hounds winning the last 18 straight.

SCOUTING THE TARHEELS The Tar Heels are led in scoring by Christina Juras six goals and two assists. She s followed closely by Erica LaGrow with five goals and two assists and Jess Allen with five goals and one assist. 11 other Tar Heel players have scored at least a goal this season.

Three goalies have seen time in goal for UNC with Kristen Hordy starting all three games. She posts a 4.70 goals against average and .600 saves percentage.

Jenn Cook leads the team in draw controls (10), groundballs (eight) and caused turnovers (six).

Series Record: 5-5
Current Streak: North Carolina +2
The teams are even in this series at 5-5.