Women's Lacrosse Hosts Bucknell In Game One Of Wednesday's Lax Doubleheader

March 17, 2015

Game Information
Opponent Bucknell Bison
Date Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time 5p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. |Ridley Athletic Complex
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Today's Game
This marks the second-straight Patriot League game for the Greyhounds, as they opened play with a 16-6 win over Lafayette at home on Saturday.
Dating back to 2013, the Greyhounds are on a 10-game conference win streak, as they won their final BIG EAST game and went 8-0 in Patriot League play last year.
Loyola enters the game ranked nationally in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.
The game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.

Things To Know
This marks Loyola's 43rd season of women's lacrosse competition.
The Greyhounds were picked as the preseason favorites in the Patriot League after winning the regular season and tournament titles in their inaugural year.
Loyola is on a 10-game conference win streak, as it finished BIG EAST play with a win over UConn, went 8-0 in Patriot League play last season and is 1-0 this year.
Kara Burke was named the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week.
Senior Annie Thomas and junior Maddy Lesher were tabbed the preseason Patriot League offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively.
Lesher, Thomas and redshirt senior Taryn VanThof , a member of the US National Team, were named Preseason All-Americans by ILWomen.
On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Thomas became the first player in program history, and the 50th in NCAA history, to reach 100 goals and 100 assists in their career.
Loyola's senior class has accounted for more than 60 percent of the team's scoring the past three years - including goals, assists and points. So far this year, 53 of the Greyhounds' 59 goals have come from a senior, while 76 of the 85 points recorded this year are from a fourth-year player.

Loyola Greyhounds (3-4, 1-0 Patriot League)
The Greyhounds return 10 starters from last year's squad that finished the year with a 15-6 overall record, an 8-0 mark in conference play, the school's first-ever Patriot League Championship and a fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Seniors Hannah Schmitt and Annie Thomas lead five Greyhounds in double-figure scoring with 24 points apiece. Schmitt has a team-best 20 goals and Thomas has dished out 14 of Loyola's 35 assists.
Seniors Kara Burke (14g, 5a), Molly Hulseman (10g, 2a) and Taryn VanThof (7g, 5a) have also reached double-digits in points, with 19, 12 and 12, respectively.
Of Loyola's 75 goals this year, 66 have been scored by a senior.
Frankie Kamely became the first freshman to tally a point this season, dishing out an assist to Thomas vs. Lafayette
In goal, Molly Wolf is giving up 9.78 goals per game and has 16 ground balls.

Bucknell Bison (2-6, 0-1 Patriot League)
Emily Kookogey and Maddy Molinari pace the offense with 13 goals each, while Gretchen Richter has won 42 of Bucknell's 92 draw controls.
Six Bison have scooped up double-digit ground balls, led by Lucia Smircich, while Smircich also lead sthe team with 12 caused turnovers.
In goal, Elizabeth Duswalt has played all eight games and has posted a 13.83 goals-against average, in addition to a .340 save percentage.

Series vs. Lehigh
The Greyhounds have won all 10 games they've played against Lehigh, outscoring the Mountain Hawks 169-50 in those contests.
The two squads met every year from 1982-91 before renewing the series in 2014 as league foes.
Loyola won last year's meeting, 16-5.
This will be the Mountain Hawks' first trip to the Ridley Athletic Complex.

Up Next
Loyola will travel to Lehigh for a 4 p.m., contest on Saturday.