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Women's Lacrosse Hosts Boston University Friday

March 17, 2004

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ABOUT TODAY'S GAME
Friday Loyola will host Boston University at home as a part of a three-day lacrosse weekend on the Evergreen Campus. After the women host the Terriers on Friday, the men will host Notre Dame Saturday afternoon. The women will then host Towson on Sunday.

THE SERIES
This is just the second meeting between Boston University and Loyola College in women's lacrosse competition. The squads met on the then Curley Field last season with Loyola winning 9-5.

GREYHOUNDS LAST TIME OUT
Hempstead, NY - Junior Stephanie Walker scored four goals and added one assist and #4 Loyola College scored four of the game's final five goals to pull away for a 12-7 victory over Hofstra University on Sunday afternoon at James M. Shuart Stadium.

The loss ends the Pride's two-game winning streak and drops their record to 2-2 on the season. Loyola, meanwhile, wins its second straight and improves to 5-1 this year.

Loyola jumped on the board first and tallied four of the game's first five goals, leading 4-1 with 18:31 to play in the first half. Walker had two of the Greyhounds first four goals, including the one that gave Loyola the 4-1 lead 11:29 into the contest. The Pride would get within one as they scored two straight over the next four minutes, and only trailed 4-3 with 14:43 left in the half. Junior Mary Romano scored at the 13:09 mark to get Hofstra within two, and junior Tara Buecker cut the deficit to one with an unassisted goal at the 15:17 mark. A Walker goal followed by senior Jaclyn Borrone's first tally of the game pushed the Greyhound advantage back up to three at 6-4 with 12:22 left in the half. Hofstra answered with the final goal of the half as junior Jen Maget scored her first of the game with 6:22 left before halftime.

The Greyhounds increased their advantage back to four goals as they notched the first two goals of the second half, including Walker's fourth of the contest. Hofstra fought back though, and scored the next two tallies to get back within two at 8-6 with 17:15 to play. Loyola would slowly pull away, scoring the game's next three goals to lead 11-6 with 8:18 to play in the second half. Senior Jen Schuerholz fueled the Greyhound spurt as she scored all three of the Loyola goals during the run. Each team would score one more goal in the contest as junior Caitlin Connolly tallied the Pride's goal and sophomore Sydney Greene gave the Greyhounds their 12th and final goal of the game.

Loyola goalie senior Kim Lawton played the first 30 minutes of the game and made one save on five shots to improve to 5-1 on the year. Sophomore Cindy Nicolaus played the entire second half and tallied three saves in net. Pride junior goaltender Lisa Papa had nine saves for the game, with five in the first half.

LAST TIME VS. BOSTON
No. 1 Loyola 9, Boston U. 5 * March 21, 2002 * Curley FieldFreshman Sydney Greene scored six goals as No. 1 Loyola defeated Boston University, 9-5, Friday afternoon. The Greyhounds stay perfect at 6-0 while the Terriers fall to 2-2 on the season.

Greene, who scored four consecutive goals in the first period, put Loyola up 2-1 with an unassisted goal at 13:34 and never looked back. Greene added two more goals from Jen Schuerholz and another unassisted before BU's Alyssa Trudel got a shot past Kim Lawton at 26:13 for a 5-2 score. Suzanne Eyler finished out first half scoring with her goal at 28:56.

Greene would add the first two goals of the second periods as well before the Terriers went on a 3-0 scoring run on goals from Danica Strutt, Mary Miller and Caroline Kelleher. But it would not be enough to overcome the efforts of No. 1 Loyola.Boston's Anne Sheridan stopped 20 of Loyola's 36 shots while Loyola's Cindy Nicolaus made five saves in the second half.

Rachel Shuck scored Loyola's first goal while Stephanie Walker added the last. Eyler added an assist to her goal and Susan Tyrrell was credited with an assist as well.

SCOUTING REPORT - THE TERRIERS
Boston is currently 2-0 with wins over UMass and Monmouth. The Terriers are led in scoring by sophomore Maryland native Lindsay Lewis with five goals and two assists. She is followed by three players with six points each, Kaitlyn Cuneo (five goals, one assist), Alyssa Trudel (five goals, one assist) and Baltimore native Angie Martin (six assists).

WALKER AND SCHUERHOLZ HAVE STAND OUT PERFORMANCES AT HOFSTRA
Stephanie Walker and Jen Schuerholz had four goals each a 12-7 win over Hofstra. Walker also added an assist. The duo scored the first two goals and Walker scored two more in the first half to build up a 6-4 halftime lead while Schuerholz scored three straight for the Greyhounds in the second half to pull away from the Pride and earn the victory.