#13 WLAX Hosts Cincinnati, #14 Notre Dame Easter Weekend

March 31, 2010

Game Information
Opponent Cincinnati Bearcats (4-4, 0-1 BIG EAST)
Date & Opening Draw April 3, 2010 | 12 p.m. ET
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
Opponent #14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-3, 1-0 BIG EAST)
Date & Opening Draw April 5, 2010 | 12 p.m. ET
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Today's Matchup

  • Loyola (7-3, 1-0 BIG EAST) hosts BIG EAST rivals Cincinnati and #14 Notre Dame in a pair of Easter Weekend matchups. The `Hounds take on Cincinnati Saturday, April 3 and #14 Notre Dame Monday, April 5. Both games are at 12:00 p.m.
  • The Greyhounds are in the midst of a five-game winning streak and have allowed less than ten goals in each of those games. The last time Loyola held five straight opponents to under ten goals was in the 2004 season, which was the last time they made the NCAA Tournament.

In The Polls

  • The Greyhounds remained 15th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and are 13th in the IWLCA Poll.
  • Notre Dame is ranked 14th in the IWLCA, just behind Loyola. They rank ahead of Loyola in the Media Poll with a 13th ranking.

Last Time Out

  • Loyola got seven points from Grace Gavin (5g, 2a) and six from Emily Gibson (4g, 2a) to defeat Stony Brook, 18-7. Five other Greyhounds had multi-point games.
  • Cincinnati fell to Lousiville, 13-9 Tuesday despite a hat trick by Natalie Starvaggi. Katie Liberatore and Maddie Fink each had two goals and Katherine Russo have 13 saves.
  • #14 Notre Dame was defeated by #1 Northwestern, 15-5, as Gina Scioscia led the Irish with two goals and an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Ellie Hilling made six saves in the loss.

Historically Speaking

  • Loyola has defeated Cincinnati in both meetings by an average of 13.5 goals. Loyola won 17-4 at Cincinnati last season as Abby Rehfuss led the team with four goals and two assists.
  • The Greyhounds have never beaten Notre Dame in the four times the teams have met. Notre Dame has won the last two meetings by three goals each. Both games were in South Bend.

The 2010 Loyola Greyhounds

  • Sophomore netminder Kerry Stoothoff leads the BIG EAST with a 8.75 GAA, while her .527 save percentage and 8.8 saves per game are third.
  • Rehfuss leads the team with 28 ground balls, while Stoothoff is second with 22. Gibson also has 20, while Ana Heneberry has 17. Rehfuss also leads the team with 29 draw controls, while Gibson has 23 and Decker has 20.

Up Next

  • The Greyhounds will go on the road for the first of three straight games with an April 9th date with Louisville. The series with the Cardinals is tied at one, with Louisville winning by one last season, knocking Loyola out of BIG EAST Tournament contention.


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