March 24, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhound women's lacrosse team begins a three game road stretch Sunday when they travel to Hofstra. Loyola is 3-4 on the season after back-to-back loss to Notre Dame and James Madison and is looking to rebound in Hempstead, N.Y.
Loyola holds a 4-1 advantage over Hofstra, winning the first four meetings between the two teams. The Pride earned a victory in the most recent game, 9-8 on March 6, 2005.
SCOUTING THE PRIDE
Kimberly Hillier leads the Hofstra squad in scoring with 15 goals and five assists this season. Lauren Whitcomb and Heather Albro have eight and seven goals respectively while Casey McGrath has nine points on the season (six goals, three assists) and Cahterine Guerriere has eight (four goals, four assists).
Hillier also leads the team in draw controls (16) and tied the top spot in groundballs (16). Jamie Irving also has 16 groundballs and a team-high 14 caused turnovers.
Goalie Maisie Osteen posts a 11.31 goals against average this season and a 42.6% saves percentage.
ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
Junior Kate McHarg continues to lead her team with 29 goals and four assists on the season. She's followed by fellow Australian Talia Shacklock with 10 goals and two assists. Sophomore Maura Kenny has 11 goals this season while senior Sydney Greene (five goals and three assists) and Stephanie Walker each have eight points (six goals and two assists).
McHarg also leads the team in groundballs with 20. Shacklock is the leader at center with 21 draw controls. Senior Laura Carper has a team best 11 caused turnovers.
Freshman keeper Alex Piraino, who has started the last five games, posts 12.20 goals against average a 41.9% saves percentage.