March 10, 2004
ABOUT TODAY'S GAME
Friday afternoon the Greyhounds (3-1) host the Fightin' Blue Hens of Delaware (1-2) in their second home game of the season. Delaware opened their season with a win over Mount Saint Mary's (11-7) but since then has posted losses to Penn (15-12) and Rugers (12-8).
Loyola holds a 19-7 advantage in the series with Delaware. The Greyhounds have won the last nine meetings with the Fightin' Blue Hens, including a 12-8 victory in 2003. The last Delaware win came in the 1995 Colonial Athletic Association Championships, 13-11. The Blue Hens won the first four meetings in 1980, two in 1981 in 1983. Since then Delaware has never posted back-to-back wins over the Greyhounds.
GREYHOUNDS LAST TIME OUT
BALTIMORE, MD - No. 1 ranked Princeton scored four unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes of the second half for a 9-5 win over No. 4 Loyola on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field Sunday. The Greyhounds fall to 3-1 with the loss while the two-time reigning national champion Tigers improve to 2-0.
Princeton scored the first four goals of the game, holding Loyola scoreless for the first 16 minutes of the game to get a 4-0 lead. Talia Shacklock got the Greyhounds on the board with 14:05 remaining in the first half of a feed from freshman Kate McHarg for a 4-1 score. Princeton's Theresa Sherry answered back with her second goal of the day with 11:08 remaining. Sherry's goal was assisted by Lindsey Biles. Stephanie Walker scored on a free-position with 8:44 remaining to start a 3-0 Loyola run. Sydney Greene scored the next goal for Loyola at 4:31 off a pass from behind the net by Jaclyn Borrone and Rachel Shuck scored the final goal of the half with just 10 seconds remaining to set the halftime score at 5-4.
Borrone tied the score for the Greyhounds exactly three minutes into the half and Loyola held Princeton without a goal for the next eight minutes before the Tigers finished out the game with four straight goals.
Princeton freshman Kathleen Miller finished the game with three goals and two assists. Biles had three goals and an assist.
LAST TIME VS. DELAWARE
No. 1 Loyola 12, Delaware 8 * March 14, 2002 * Rullo Stadium
Top ranked Loyola jumped out to an 8-3 halftime lead but had to hold back a spirited comeback by the University of Delaware for a 12-8 non-conference women's lacrosse victory Friday night at Rullo Stadium.
The Greyhounds, the No. 1 ranked team in this week's IntercollegiateWomen's Lacrosse Coaches Association Top 20 poll, improved to 4-0 on theseason as Suzanne Eyler scored three goals and dished out an assist and Rachel Shuck and Talia Shacklock each contributed two goals.
Susan Tyrrell opened scoring at 2:22 when Shuck dished the ball from behind the left corner of the net to Tyrrell dead center in front of the goal for the score. Delaware's Kristin Cellucci answered back less than 20 seconds later before the Greyhounds added free position goals from Eyler and Shacklock to earn a 3-1 lead 14 minutes into play. Cellucci netted her second goal at 14:44 before Loyola would go on a five goal run before the Blue Hens would score again. Nikki Kucharski would score at 27:51 for Delaware for a 8-3 Loyola lead at the half.
Loyola extended the lead to 11-3 when the Greyhounds scored the first three goals of the second half just five minutes into the stanza on tallies by Jaclyn Borrone, Shacklock, and Kristi Korrow. Both teamstraded goals as Libby Pforr scored for the Hens with 20:24 remaining and Loyola's Jen Schuerholz answered three minutes later to put the score at 12-4.
But Delaware finished with a flurry as Michelle Campolettano scored with 16:49 remaining, Kucharski scored nearly three minutes later, and Cellucci scored her third goal with 9:07 remaining to cut the lead to 12-7. The Hens might have added more but Loyola backup goalkeeper Cindy Nicolaus came up with several big saves at point blank range to keep the Greyhounds in front. The Hens were held in check for eights minutes before closing the scoring with a goal by Pforr with 31 seconds left.
Greyhounds starting goalkeeper Kim Lawton made three saves in the first period and Nicholaus stopped six saves in the second.
SCOUTING REPORT - THE FIGHTIN' BLUE HENS
Delaware is 1-2 so far on the season with a win over Mount Saint Mary's and losses to Penn and Rutgers. The Blue Hens are led by Shannon Kron with five goals and three assists. She is followed by Jenny Diana and Kristin Celluci with seven points each.