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Women's Lacrosse Heads To Boston To Face Boston University Saturday

March 24, 2016

Game Information
Opponent Boston Univeristy Terriers
Date Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time 1:00 p.m.
Location Boston, Massachusetts | Nickerson 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 save in a 7-6 win over No. 8 UVa 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 (5-4, 2-0 Patriot League)
Freshman Hannah Powers leads Loyola with 25 points and 13 assists, while senior Maddy Blakeman is second on teh team with 17 goals and 24 points, and sophomore Frankie Kamely has a team-best 18 goals. Kamely is third with 20 points.
Redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso has also reached double figures in points, contributing 18 on nine goals and nine assists, while she leads Loyola with 18 draw controls and is second with 21 ground balls.
Senior Maddy Lesher leads the Patriot League with 3.38 ground balls per game (27 this season), while she’s third in the League in caused turnovers per game (1.88).
Freshman Kristen Yanchoris , who has a team-best 17 caused turnovers this year, ranks second in the Patriot League with 1.89 per contest.
In goal, senior Molly Wolf has had four double-digit save games this year and is ranked second in the League in save percentage (.479), third in saves (69) and third in GAA (9.06).

Boston University Terriers (4-4, 2-0 Patriot League)
The Terriers are coming off a second-straight victory, a 14-13 comeback win over Vanderbilt at home Tuesday. Ally Adams scored the game-winner with 16 seconds left.
In League play, BU has a pair of 10-goal wins, beating American, 14-4, and Bucknell, 17-7.
Adams leads BU with 23 points, while Mickenzie Larivee has a team-best 20 goals and Taylor Hardison is second in the League with 18 assists.
Jill Horka has won 35 draw controls, a League-best.
Caroline Meegan leads the Patriot League in save percentage (.505) and saves (10.6), while she’s seventh in goals-against average (10.98). Meegan has also split time with Christine Laible, who has an 11.33 GAA and .403 save percentage.

Series History
The Terriers and Greyhounds first met in 2003, but following the 2007 meeting, they didn’t take the field together again until they both joined the Patriot League in 2014.
The two squads have met twice in each of the last two seasons, with Loyola winning both of the regular season and Patriot League Tournament meetings.
Loyola knocked off BU, 18-7, in the Patriot League Tournament title game in 2014 to capture the league crown in both teams’ inaugural season. The Greyhounds then ended the Terriers’ season in 2015 with a 14-7 win in the semifinal round.
In the regular season, Loyola beat BU 19-8 in 2014 in Boston and 9-6 in 2015 in Baltimore.
The Greyhounds are 1-1 in Boston, as they lost their first meeting there, 16-9, in 2005.

Up Next
Loyola hosts Princeton in its final non-conference matchup on Wednesday at 7 p.m.