March 31, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's lacrosse team looks to add to its win total this Sunday as it travels to State College, Pa. to face No. 15 Penn State. The Greyhounds are fresh off a win at George Mason and are looking to extend that streak on the road.
Loyola holds an 11-8 advantage in the series with Penn State. The contest is typically a close one with 10 of the meetings resulting in an one-point game. The Greyhounds are 8-2 in those meetings. Of then 20 total meetings between the teams, the margin of victory is just 3.15 goals.
SCOUTING THE NITTANY LIONS
Shari Maslin leads Penn State in scoring with 22 goals and six assists this season. She's followed by Jessi Lieb (18 goals and four assists) and Lori Havrilla (18 goals and three assists) with 22 and 21 points respectively.
Lieb leads the Nittany Lions in groundballs with 26 and caused turnovers with 12 while Maslin holds the top spot in draw controls.
Starting keeper Cammie Jurkowski posts a 10.54 goals against average in eight games with a 41.7% saves margin.
ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
Junior Kate McHarg continues to lead her team with 38 goals and seven assists on the season. She's followed by sophomore Maura Kenny has 16 goals and two assists this season. Seniors Talia Shacklock (10 goal and two assists) Sydney Greene (10 goals and three assists) and Stephanie Walker (eight goals and three assists) round out the top five scorers.
McHarg also leads the team in groundballs with 25. Shacklock is the leader at center with 21 draw controls. Senior Laura Carper has a team best 13 caused turnovers.
Freshman keeper Alex Piraino, who has started the last seven games, posts 13.500 goals against average a 40.1% saves percentage.
100 CAREER GOALS
Junior Kate McHarg five goals at George Mason put her just over 100 for her career at 101.