April 1, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola looks to extend its win streak to two Saturday as it hosts No. 7 Penn State. The Greyhounds, who upended George Mason Wednesday, are currently 3-5 while the Nittany Lions are 6-3.
The series between the Nittany Lions and the Greyhounds, Loyola leads 11-8. In the last 11 games, Loyola is 10-1 vs. Penn State. The last contest, at State College the Greyhounds came out on top 10-9. The last PSU win was during the 2002 season by the same score, 10-9. In the 19 games that have bene played in this series, 10 have been won by only a goal. The Greyhounds hold an 8-2 margin in those contest. Four of those ten games have gone into overtime with Loyola winning all of those games. The Nittany Lions however, hold the advantage in actual goals scored in contests with Loyola by a slim, 158-152 margin.
The Nittany Lions are currently posting a 6-3 record with wins over Bucknell, Davidson, Virginia, Princeton and Maryland. Their three losses came at the hands of William & Mary, Temple and North Carolina.
Leading PSU is junior Lori Havrilla with 23 total goals and four assists. She is followed by senior Emily Chambers 17 goals and eight assists. Classmate Kristen Burke leads the team in assists with 13 while adding 17 goals.
Senior Kate Towsend leads the Nittany Lions in caused turnovers with 10 while sophomore Lindsay Dutch is the leader on the draw with 23. Freshman Jessi Lieb is picking up a team-best 22 groundballs.
In goal for PSU is senior Lee Tortelli. She posts a goals against average of 8.68 and a saves percentage at .459.
For Loyola, senior Rachel Shuck is leading the pack in points with 10 goals and 20 assists to her credit. Leading in goals is sophomore Kate McHarg with 21 goals as well as an assist. Junior Sydney Greene follows with 19 goals while freshman Maura Kenny has tallied 15 goals and an assists to date. Rounding out the top five is freshman Kate Filippelli's 11 goals and two assists.
On the defensive end, Loyola is led by Laura Carper with 10 caused turnovers. Following her is Filippelli and senior Erin Cyphers with seven each. On the draw, McHarg leads with 20. Filippelli also leads in groundballs with 23 while McHarg and Liz Peregoy closely follow with 22 each.
This season Loyola, and Penn State have both faced Princeton and North Carolina. The Nittany Lions defeated the Tigers in overtime, 14-13 while Loyola fell 15-11. Vs. the Tarheels, both teams fell with PSU loosing 13-7 and the Greyhounds 9-8.