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Women's Lacrosse Takes on Princeton and Notre Dame This Week

March 19, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds return to action after a week off, first visiting Princeton on Wednesday and hosting BIG EAST opponent Notre Dame on Sunday. The game at Princeton will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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ABOUT THE `HOUNDS
Junior Maura Kenny leads Loyola in scoring currently with 13 goals and two assists. She is followed by sophomore transfer Colleen O'Keefe with seven goals and seven assists. Senior Kate McHarg is third on the team in points with nine goals and an assist this season. Junior Kate Filippelli adds five goals and an assist. Freshman Emily Gibson has two goals and three assists to their credit to rank fifth in points while sophomore Elizabeth Weber has scored four times. Junior Alicyn Brunnett has scored once while tallying three assists while freshman Bridget O'Keefe as a goal and an assist. Classmate Marianna Smith has a goal to round out all scores.

Freshman Karen Nicolaus has recorded 47 saves on the season in the cage for Loyola. She has an 11.73 goals-against average and a .4443 saves percentage.

Gibson leads the team on the draw with 10 this season while junior Kristen Stone leads in groundballs with 13 and caused turnovers with 18 Senior Liz Peregoy is second in all three categories with nine groundballs, eight draw controls and six caused turnovers.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS
The No. 8 Princeton squad is currently 2-2 on the season, posting wins over Johns Hopkins (11-10) and Rutgers (19-10) while falling to Duke (16-14) and Penn State (8-7).

Katie Lewis-Lamonica leads the team in scoring with 14 goals and three assists to date this season. She's followed by Kathleen Miller with 11 goals and three assists. Holly McGarvie has nine points from four goals and five assists while Christine Casaceli has other with five goals and three assists.

Kaitlyn Perrelle and Colleen O'Boyle have each spent nearly 100 minutes in goal for the Tigers. They have a combined goals-against average of 10.62 and a saves percentage of .405.

McGarvie leads the team in draw controls with 10 and groundballs with nine. Marine Graham has a team-high six caused turnovers.

SERIES RECORD VS. PRINCETON
Series Record:
3-5
Current Streak: Princeton +4
This will be the ninth meeting between Loyola and Princeton since 2000. The Tigers hold a 5-3 advantage in the series, having won the last four games.

SCOUTING THE FIGHTING IRISH
Notre Dame is 5-2 on the season to date. The Fighting Irish have posted wins over James Madison (10-9), Stanford (12-11), Cornell (13-9), Canisius (18-8) and Yale (9-7). Their losses have come at the hands of Northwestern (18-10) and Syracuse (16-13).

Caitlin McKinney leads UND in scoring with 23 goals and 10 assists this season. Jillian Byers leads the team in goals with 26 while adding four assists. Both Meghan Murphy and Lena Zentgraf have 15 points this season. Murphy has nine goals and six assists while Zentgraf has seven goals and eight assists.

Erin Goodman leads the team in groundballs with 18 while Kaki Orr has a team-high 24 draw controls. Zentgraf is the leader in caused turnovers with 10.

Erin Goodman has played every minute in goal for the Fighting Irish, posting a 10.77 goals-against average and a .462 saves percentage.

SERIES RECORD VS. NOTRE DAME
Series Record:
0-1
Current Streak: Notre Dame +1
These two teams have met just once with Notre Dame winning 13-9.