March 14, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Thursday the Loyola College women's lacrosse team will look to end Notre Dame's six game win streak. The game will be the Greyhounds second BIG EAST game in history since joining the league this season. Loyola and Notre Dame will meet in Wellington, Fla. as a part of CSTV's Spring Fling Event. The 7:00 game will be televised live by CSTV.
Notre Dame and Loyola have never met in a women's lacrosse match-up.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
This is the first televised game for the Greyhounds this season. The game will be broadcast by CSTV from Wellington, Fla. as a part of the channel's "Spring Fling" event. CSTV is available to DirectTV customers in the Baltimore area. Announcers are former Georgetown standout Sheehan Stanwick Burke and Jason Knapp.
SCOUTING THE FIGHTING IRISH
Notre Dame is undefeated to date this season with wins over Cal (23-11), Stanford (12-11 OT), Ohio (18-6), Cornell (17-15), Lehigh (29-4) and James Madison (12-11).
The Fighting Irish are led in scoring by Crysti Foote's 27 goals and 16 assists. She's followed closely by teammate Jill Byers who has scored 23 times and recorded 10 assists. Caitlin Murphy also has double-figures in both goals and assists with 15 and 11 respectively.
Mary Carpenter and Meghan Fitzpatrick post a team-high 18 and 17 groundballs per game respectively while Carpenter also leads in caused turnovers with nine this season. Foote leads in draw controls with 16. Carpenter is second with 14.
Carol Dixon has started all six games in goal for the Fighting Irish while posting a 9.95 goals against average and stopping 56 shots on goal for a saves percentage of 50%.
ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
Loyola is 3-2 to date this season with wins over Delaware (16-10), UMBC (8-6) and Rutgers (17-10). The Greyhounds losses have come at the hands of No. 5 North Carolina (12-4) and No. 6 Princeton (12-7).
Junior Kate McHarg is leading her team in scoring for the second straight year with 24 goals and four assists to date. She has taken 45 shots for a 53.3% shooting percentage. Sophomore Maura Kenny boasts eight goals after a four goal performance against Rutgers. Talia Shacklock has score seven times while Sydney Greene and Stephanie Walker each have four tallies.
McHarg also leads Loyola ion groundballs as well with 17. On the draw, Shacklock is the Greyhounds best bet with 18 this season. Junior Liz Peregoy is currently Loyola's biggest defensive threat with nine caused turnovers.
In goal, freshman Alex Piraino has started the last three games, earning her first win over Rutgers. She currenty has a 11.33 goals against average and a saves percentage of 37%.