March 7, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The No. 12 Loyola College women's lacrosse team returns to Diane Geppi-Aikens Field after back-to-back road games to face the No. 6 Princeton Tigers. After topping UMBC last week and falling to North Carolina, the Greyhounds are 2-1 on the season while Princeton lost its first contest to Johns Hopkins last week to fall to 0-1 on the season.
Princeton holds a slim 4-3 advantage in the series with Loyola after winning the last three straight games. The Greyhounds won the first two meetings, in 2000 (6-5) and in 2001 (13-9) before the Tigers won the first contests in 2002 by a score of 10-6. 2003 is the last time Loyola topped Princeton by a score of 9-8 in overtime. Since then, the `Hounds fell to the Tigers in the semi-finals of the NCAA Tournament (5-3), in 2004 (9-5) and in 2005 (15-11).
THE LAST TIME THEY MET
With the score set at 8-8 at the half, Princeton used a 6-1 run early in the second to take the lead and defeat Loyola 15-11 Sunday at Class of `52 Field. For Loyola, Sydney Greene led with four goals. Kate McHarg added three and Maura Kenny had two. Rachel Shuck and Kate Filippelli each recorded one. For the Tigers, Lindsey Biles led the game with six goals. Ingrid Goldberg added three while Elizabeth Pillion and Courtney Bird each scored twice. Mary Minshall and Leigh Slonacker each had one goal. Pillion added three assists while Katie Lewis-Lamonica, Minshall and Anita Rackovan each recorded one assists.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Princeton has just one game under its belt so far this season with an 8-7 loss to Johns Hopkins on Saturday. With the loss, the young Tiger team fell from third place in the IWLCA poll to sixth. Christini Casaceli and Kristin Schwab each scored two goals in the loss to the BLue Jays while Katie Cox, Katie Lamanica-Lewis and Olachi Opara each scored once. Kathleen Miller added an assist. Colleen O'Boyle stopped two shots in goal for Princeton.
SCOUTING THE GREYHOUNDS
Loyola continues to be led in scoring by junior Kate McHarg. McHarg has 13 goals and two assists to her credit this season to lead her team in scoring while picking up a team-high 10 groundball and tying a team-high with seven draw controls. Fellow Aussie Talia Shacklock is second in scoring with five goals and one assist. Maura Kenny added four goals while Sydney Greene has scored three and added two assists. Shacklock ties McHarg in draw controls at seven. Stephanie Walker has recorded the most caused turnovers with six.