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Women's Lacrosse Travels to UNC

March 3, 2004

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THE SERIES
The Tarheels of UNC and the Greyhounds of Loyola College are tied at 4-4 in the series between the two squads. The teams first met in the 1997 NCAA Semifinals with Loyola winning 10-8. UNC won the next three meetings. In 2001, the teams met twice with UNC winning the regular season battle, 12-10 and Loyola defeating the Tarheels 7-5 in the national quarterfinals. The Greyhounds have won the last two meetings, 10-9 in 2002 and 10-4 in 2003.

GREYHOUNDS LAST TIME OUT Jen Dragoni gave UMBC an early 2-0 lead with a goal assisted by Kelly Faehy and a free position shot. After Dragoni's second goal, Loyola's Stephanie Walker won the draw control and broke free of all UMBC defenders for an unassisted goal at 23:59. Just under two minutes later, Jaclyn Borrone made it a tie game with her unassisted goal.

Fahey and Dragoni gave UMBC the lead again at 19:05, 3-2. Fahey had the goal with Dragoni on the assists. A minute later, the Retrievers gained another two point lead when Jocena Vendetti scored. The goal was assisted by Lauren Hess and gave UMBC a 4-2 advantage.

That lead would not last long however, Loyola scored the next six straight goals in just over seven minutes to get up 8-4. Talia Shacklock scored her first of three goals, assisted by Borrone to spark the Greyhound run. Rachel Shuck scored her goal to even game at 4-4 with 14:59 left in the half. Jen Scuerholz added the eventual game-winner, assisted by Kristi Korrow with 12:52 on the clock. Less than 50 seconds later Sydney Greene scored her first goal of the day with the assist from Kate McHarg. Shacklock and Greene added the fifth and sixth goals, assisted by Shuck for the 8-4 Loyola lead.

Lauren Hess scored back-to-back goals for UMBC with the clock just under a minute and an 8-6 score. Borrone quickly scored as the buzzer sounded for a more comfortable 9-6 Loyola halftime lead.

Loyola scored seven unanswered goals, holding the Retrievers scoreless in the first 26 minutes of the half to seal the victory. Borrone, Greene, Katie Guarino, Shacklock and Katherine Sachs each scored in the run and Kourtney Porcella scored her first two goals of the season as well. Both Guarino and Sachs goals were the first of the season and Sachs' was the first of her career.

UMBC scored the final two goals in the last four minutes for the 15-8 final score.

Both Shacklock and Greene were the leading goal scorers for Loyola with three apiece. Shuck tallied five assists in the win.

Goalie Kim Lawton made three saves in the first half and Cindy Nicolaus stopped seven Retrievers shots.

SHUCK LEADING IN SCORING AGAIN
Captain Rachel Shuck, the leading returning scorer from 2003, continues to be on top of the scoring column this season with two goals and eight assists for 10 points. She is followed by Sydney Greene with seven goals and both Talia Shacklock and Stephanie Walker with five each.