No. 13 Loyola Heads To No. 17 Hopkins For Mid-Week Game

Feb. 27, 2012


Game Information
Opponent No. 17 Johns Hopkins
Date Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Homewood Field
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Today's Match-Up
• Today's game marks the first of two contests against Baltimore opponents for Loyola this week.
• The Greyhounds will play at Johns Hopkins on Wednesday before hosting Towson on Saturday.
• Loyola is ranked 13th in this week's deBeer media poll, while Johns Hopkins checks in at No. 17.
• This is the first time that the Greyhounds and the Blue Jays have met since 1982.

Loyola Greyhounds (0-1, 0-0 BIG EAST)
• Loyola is 0-1 after dropping its season opener to an experienced Virginia squad, 14-9.
• Five Greyhounds scored for Loyola in its only game this season, including five freshmen. Hannah Schmitt has a team-high three goals, while Annie Thomas and Molly Hulseman have one each.
• Sophomore Marlee Paton has dished out the only assist this year and has also added two goals.
• Junior Cass Cursaro rounds out Loyola's scoring with two goals this year.
• In goal, Kerry Stoothoff earned her first 10-save game of the season, turning back 10 of UVa's shots.

Scouting Johns Hopkins (3-0, 0-0 ALC)
• The Blue Jays enter the year undefeated and with a No. 17 national ranking. In three games, Hopkins has outscored its opponents, 57-19, most recently defeating Denver, 20-5. The Blue Jays also hold wins over Mount St. Mary's, 18-8, and George Mason, 19-6.
• Candace Rossi leads the offense with 11 goals, while Taylor D'Amore hs a team-best six assists. The duo shares the lead with 15 points each.
• D'Amore also leads the team with 13 draw controls.
• Cosette Larash has started all three games in goal for the Blue Jays, posting a 6.57 GAA.

Series Record
• Loyola is undefeated in the series with Johns Hopkins, holding an unblemished 11-0 record.
• The last time the two squads faced was in 1982.
• Through the 11 meetings, the Greyhounds have outscored the Blue Jays, 142-39.
• On the road, Loyola has won all four games played.

Loyola vs. Baltimore Opponents
• Loyola is playing a pair of Baltimore opponents this weekend; at Johns Hopkins (Wed., 7 p.m.) and hosting Towson (Sat., 1 p.m.). Loyola will host UMBC on Saturday, March 10.
• Against the three Baltimore-based opponents, Loyola holds an all-time record of 68-11-1.
• The Greyhounds are 11-0 vs. Johns Hopkins, 30-8 vs. Towson and 27-3-1 vs. UMBC.

BIG EAST Honor Roll
• Freshman Hannah Schmitt was named to the first BIG EAST Honor Roll of the season on Feb. 20.
• Schmitt was honored for recording a hat trick in her first collegiate game, a 14-9 loss at Virginia on Feb. 18.

First Goals
• Three Greyhounds have scored their first collegiate goals this season.
• Freshmen Molly Hulseman, Hannah Schmitt and Annie Thomas all scored in Loyola's 14-9 loss at Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Collegiate Debuts
• Seven Greyhounds have made their collegiate debuts so far this season.
• Four freshmen started their first game in the season opener at Virginia. Molly Hulseman and Sydney Thomas started at midfield for Loyola, while Hannah Schmitt and Annie Thomas started at attack.
• Three other Greyhounds also got into the game at Virginia. Freshmen Kara Burke, Morgan Holleran and Julie Morse all saw time on the field for Loyola.

Recapping Virginia
• Three of the five Greyhounds that scored for Loyola in its 14-9 season-opening loss at No. 10 Virginia were freshmen. Hannah Schmitt scored her first career hat trick, while classmates Molly Hulseman and Annie Thomas each contributed one goal.
• Sophomore Marlee Paton had two goals and one assist for the Greyhounds, while junior Cass Cursaro tallied two scores.
• Despite being out-drew 10-2 in the first half, Loyola and UVa were tied at five with one minute remaining in the half. Virginia's Josie Owen then scored with 57 seconds left, giving UVa a 6-5 lead at halftime.
• The Cavaliers held the Greyhounds scoreless for the first 20:26 of the second half while extending their lead to seven, at 12-5, en route to a 14-9 victory.
• Loyola allowed UVa's Ainsley Baker to score five times in the game, while Owen dished out six assists.
• Senior Kerry Stoothoff recorded her first 10-save game of the season, turning back 10 of UVa's shots.

Up Next
• Loyola will return to Ridley Athletic Complex to host crosstown-rival Towson in its home opener. Opening draw is slated for 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 3.