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Women's Lacrosse Hosts Pair Of BIG EAST Games When Connecticut, No. 8 Syracuse Come To Campus

March 31, 2009

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Game No. 11
#16 Loyola Greyhounds (7-3, 0-2) vs. Connecticut Huskies (2-9, 2-1)
Friday, April 3, 2009 • 4 p.m.
Baltimore, Md. • Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Game No. 12
#16 Loyola Greyhounds vs. #8 Syracuse Orange
Sunday, April 5, 2009 • 1 p.m.
Baltimore, Md. • Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Game Data

  • Loyola returns to Diane Geppi-Aikens Field for a pair of BIG EAST Conference games this weekend. The Greyhounds take on Connecticut this Friday, April 3, at 4 p.m., and Syracuse on Sunday, April 5, at 1 p.m.


Series History

  • The Greyhounds and Huskies will meet for the fourth time on Friday. Loyola leads the all-time series, 2-1, after defeating Connecticut, 21-15, last season. All of the games have taken place since Loyola joined the BIG EAST prior to the 2006 season.
  • Syracuse and Loyola will square off for the seventh time on Sunday with each team taking three of the previous meetings. The Orange has won the last two games, including 19-8 last year.


Gavin Earns BIG EAST Honor For Third Straight Week

  • Grace Gavin was named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the third week in a row on March 30 after scoring 11 goals and assisting on two others during three games last week.
  • Gavin has now been named to the Honor Roll four times this season.


Last Time Out

  • Loyola took a 7-3 lead late in the first half at Notre Dame, but the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish went on a 12-3 run to recapture the lead and go on to a 16-13 victory on Sunday afternoon.
  • Grace Gavin scored four goals and assisted on another, while Mary Heneberry tallied three goals. Abby Rehfuss scored twice and had an assist.


Scoring Stride

  • Grace Gavin has scored 36 goals through 10 games this season and is just two short of tying the total she had all of last season. She is currently third in the BIG EAST in goals (3.6) and points per game (4.8).
  • Over the Greyhounds' last six games, Gavin has scored 24 goals, an average of 4.0 per game. She had 11 in three games last week, scoring four at Delaware and Notre Dame and three at Rutgers.


100-Point Mark

  • Gavin's free-position goal with just over minutes remaining at Notre Dame gave her an even 100 points for her career while playing just 26 games.
  • In Loyola's 36-plus years of women's lacrosse, only one player has reached 100 points in quicker fashion. Janet Eisenhut, who is the school's all-time leading goal-scorer (223), recorded her 100th career point in her 20th collegiate game on April 19, 1980. Eisenhut held the Loyola points scored record with 284 until Stacey Morlang broke it with 288 in 2002.
  • Through 26 career games, Eisenhut recorded 134 total points, and Morlang had 78.


Weber Has Career-High Kind of Day

  • Elizabeth Weber set or tied three career-highs last Friday at Rutgers. The senior midfielder scored three goals, matching a high that she had reached three other times. She also had three assists after never recording more than one in a game prior. Her six total point were also a career-best.
  • This season, in nine games, Weber has scored 13 goals, matching her previous season high from a year ago. She also has five assists for 19 points.


Just Like It's Drawn Up

  • In its three games last week, Loyola had a 44-29 advantage in draw controls. Emily Gibson and Cara Filippelli led the way with seven each, while Abby Rehfuss had six.
  • Rehfuss leads the team with 27 draw controls this season and is fifth in the BIG EAST with 2.7 per game. As a team, the Greyhounds are third in the conference with 13.9 draw controls per game.


Off To The Races

  • Grace Gavin recorded a hat trick during the first 104 seconds of Loyola's game against then-No. 14 Cornell, staking Loyola to a 3-0 lead. She scored another during the first half and three during the second, matching her career-high of seven goals.


Goal Distribution

  • Through eight games this season, Loyola has been highly effective in spreading out its offense. The Greyhounds have seen 12 and 11 different players score goals in games and nine in another.
  • After an informal poll, no other NCAA Division I team has had 12 or more players score in a game this year.


Filippelli Earns Second Consecutive Honor

  • Cara Filippelli was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row on March 23. She scored three goals against James Madison, and had a goal and an assist versus Cornell. Filippelli also had seven caused turnovers during the week.


Adams Era Begins

  • A new era of Loyola women's lacrosse began this season when Jen Adams took the field for her first regular-season game as head coach.
  • Adams was named the seventh head coach in Loyola women's lacrosse history on June 6, 2008, after spending the last two seasons as the associate head coach at her alma mater, the University of Maryland.
  • A 2001 graduate of College Park, Adams is widely considered the top women's lacrosse player of all-time. She helped the Terrapins win the NCAA title each of the four seasons she was on the field and her marks of 267 goals, 178 assists and 445 total points still stand as school records. Her goal total is still tops in all of NCAA Division I history.


World Renowned

  • All three Loyola coaches will represent their native countries at this summer's Women's Lacrosse World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, making them the only coaching staff in NCAA lacrosse to mark such a feat.
  • Adams will play for Australia, while assistants Kylee White and Dana Dobbie will compete for Canada. The trio will meet on the field in the first game of the Cup on June 18.