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Georgetown And Women's Lacrosse Set To Meet In DC Tuesday Night

March 21, 2016

Game Information
Opponent Georgetown Hoyas
Date Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Washington, DC | Cooper Field
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Things To Know
Loyola is in its 44th season of women’s lacrosse competition.
Head coach Jen Adams recorded her 100th win on Saturday, March 19 vs. Navy.
Loyola graduated 88 percent of its scoring from a year ago (373 of 424 points), including 85.6 percent of its goals (243 of 284) and 93 percent of its assists (130 of 140).
With 17 goals last year, senior Maddy Blakeman is the team’s top returner scorer.
Defensively, the Greyhounds boast a pair of ILWomen Preseason All-Americans. Senior Maddy Lesher was one of five defenders named to the Preseason All-America First Team, while senior Molly Wolf was included as the Preseason All-America Second Team goalkeeper, coming in behind only UNC’s Caylee Waters, the first-team selection.
Lesher was also named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List for a second-straight year.
Wolf, Lesher and junior defender Bailey Mathis were voted to the 12-member Preseason All-Patriot League Team, while Loyola, undefeated in Patriot League games, was picked as the favorite in the Preseason Poll for a third-straight year.
Wolf recorded her 500th career save in a 7-6 upset win over No. 8 Virginia to become the sixth Greyhound in program history to reach the plateau and just the third since the turn of the century.
Nine Greyhounds have made their first career start this season.
Loyola’s 10-member freshman class was ranked ninth nationally by ILWomen.

Loyola Greyhounds (4-4, 2-0 Patriot League)
Senior Maddy Blakeman leads Loyola with 20 points on 14 goals and six assists, while freshman Hannah Powers is second with 19 points on a team-best 11 assists.
Sophomore Frankie Kamely paces the offense with a team-best 15 goals.
Senior Maddy Lesher leads the Patriot League with 3.17 ground balls per game, scooping up 24 this year, while her 14 caused turnovers rank second on the team to freshman  Kristen Yanchoris , who has 15.
In goal, senior Molly Wolf has recorded four double-digit save games in eight outings to become the sixth Greyhound in program history to reach 500 career saves. Wolf ranks third in the Patriot League with 8.12 saves per game and a .496 save percentage.

Georgetown Hoyas (2-6, 0-0 BIG EAST)
Georgetown is coming off a 10-4 loss to No. 19 Johns Hopkins over the weekend.
Corinne Etchison leads the Hoyas with 16 points (10g, 6a), while Kristen Bandos is fourth on the squad with a team-best 13 goals. Taylor Gebhardt and Francesca Whitehurst are tied for second with 15 points apiece on nine goals and six assists each.
Bandos also leads the way on the draw, with 21.
In goal, Maddy Fisher and Megan McDonald are splitting time. Fisher has played 223 minutes and has posted a 12.64 GAA and a .338 save percentage, while McDonald has played the other 257 minutes and has a 10.51 GAA and .384 save percentage.

Series History
In winning the last two meetings against the Hoyas, the Greyhounds have pulled within one in the all-time series history, as they trail Georgetown, 9-8.
The two squads first met in 1977, with Loyola winning four-straight meetings from 1977-81 by a combined score of 66-7, including a 20-0 shutout victory in 1981.
Georgetown claimed its first win in 2001, when the Hoyas knocked the Greyhounds out of the NCAA Semifinals, 10-9.
The former BIG EAST-foes renewed their series in 2006 when Loyola joined the league and the two have met every year since, with seven of those 12 contests being decided by two goals-or-less and three needing overtime to determine a winner.

Up Next
Loyola will stay on the road, heading to Boston to take on the Terriers Saturday at 7 p.m.