March 4, 2010
|Opponent||#17 Towson (1-0)|
|Date and Faceoff||March 6, 2010 | 1 p.m. ET|
|Location||Baltimore, Md. | Diane Geppi-Aikens Field|
|Game Notes||Complete Game Notes As PDF File|
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Today's contest matches features a pair of nationally ranked teams separated by just over three miles on York Road/Charles Street.
In The Polls
The Greyhounds jumped one spot in the Inside Lacrosse Media poll and are now ranked ninth, just ahead of conference rival Syracuse.
Loyola remained in 11th in the IWLCA Poll as well. WomensLacrosse.com has Loyola ranked #6.
Last Time Out
Loyola rallied from four down on three separate occasions to tie the game, but fell in overtime, 13-12. Loyola got two goals each from Grace Gavin, Cara Filippelli, Caroline Hager and Joanna Dalton. Gavin, Rehfuss, Hager and Emily Gibson all had three points. Rehfuss matched her career-high with eight draw controls. Gibson and Meg Decker tied for the teamhigh with four caused turnovers.
Towson opened its season with a 15-7 win over UMBC. The Tigers got hat tricks from Jacie Kendall, Jess Dunn, Hillary Fratzke and Ashley Waldron. Goalkeeper Mary Teeters made five saves in the victory.
Towson is Loyola's longest-standing rivalry having played each year since 1979.
Towson won the first five meetings before Loyola was victorious, 10-7, at home on 4/10/81.
Loyola won 25 straight matchups with Towson from 4/12/83 to 3/28/07.
The 2010 Loyola Greyhounds
Grace Gavin leads the attack with 11 goals, but Loyola possesses great balance as Emily Gibson has eight goals, Cara Filippelli has six despite missing most of the season-opener and Cass Cursaro has five. Caroline Hager has had back-to-back two goal games.
Sophomore netminder Kerry Stoothoff has been strong in goal the first four games of the season, allowing just over nine goals per game with 47 saves and a .560 save percentage. She has played every minute of each game thus far after splitting time with Meg Steffe in 2009.
Stoothoff leads the team with 11 ground balls, while Gibson has nine and Abby Rehfuss has seven. Rehfuss has 14 draw controls to lead the team, while Meg Decker has 10 and Gibson has nine. Gibson leads the team with seven caused turnovers, while thile Decker, Filippelli and top defenders Ashley Moulton and Ana Heneberry have five.
Loyola will host Delaware in the in the final game ever to be played at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
Entering the matchup against Towson, Loyola is 172-76-2 (.689) all-time at Geppi-Aikens Field.
The `Hounds are 24-8 all-time vs. Delaware and are 14-1 against the Blue Hens at home.
Loyola has won 14 straight home games against Delaware after falling in the first game between the two at DGA, 16-8, on May 1, 1981.