March 8, 2010
|Date and Faceoff||March 9, 2010 | 4 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 is the last ever game that will be played on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
Loyola is 172-77-2 all-time at the field named after the late head coach who passed awayin 2003 after leading the Greyhounds to a No. 1 National Ranking and Final Four berth thatsame year.
In The Polls
The Greyhounds fell eight spots to 17th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll after back-to-backdefeats at the hands of Denver (arv) and Towson (11th)
The coaches poll had not been released at the time of this preview. Loyola was ranked 11thin the last poll that was released.
Last Time Out
Loyola dropped a tough one to crosstown rival Towson, 14-10 at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field onMarch 6. Grace Gavin tallied her third hat trick of the season and added an assist while MegDecker was the other lone Greyhound to record a multi-goal game. Kerry Stoothoff madeten saves and Meg Steffe saw her first action of the season between the pipes as well.
Dropping a 12-11 nailbiter to Rutgers, the Blue Hens got four point games from both EmilySchaknowski (2g, 2a) and Corrine Drost (2g, 2a). Delaware also got two goals from AliLibertini (2g, 1a). Goalkeeper Makenzi Worthington made two saves and cradled threeground balls in the loss. Courtney Aburn controlled four draws.
Delaware is one of Loyola's longest rivals, having played every year since 1983.
Loyola has won 14 straight home games against Delaware dating back to April 24, 1984.
The 2010 Loyola Greyhounds
Grace Gavin leads the attack with 14 goals and 18 points, but Loyola possesses great balanceas Emily Gibson has nine goals, Cara Filippelli has six despite missing most of theseason-opener. Caroline Hager has all five of her goals in the last three games, exceedingher career total entering the season.
Sophomore netminder Kerry Stoothoff has been strong in goal the first five games of theseason, allowing just over nine goals per game with 57 saves and a .548 save percentage.She has played all but 11 minutes this season after splitting time with Meg Steffe in 2009.
Stoothoff leads the team with 12 ground balls, while Abby Rehfuss has 11 and Gibson hasten. Rehfuss has 17 draw controls to lead the team, while Meg Decker and Gibson both haveten.
Gibson leads the team with ten caused turnovers, while top defenders Ana Heneberry andAshley Moulton both have seven. Decker and Rehfuss also have six caused turnovers.
The Greyhounds will travel to Ithaca to take on the Cornell Big Red (1-2), who is receivingvotes in the Media Poll.
Loyola is 1-2 all-time vs. Cornell with the win coming last season, after losses in 2007 & 2008.
Cornell fell to Rutgers in the season-opener before defeating Colgate and falling to Hofstra.They face Columbia on March 10.