April 7, 2010
|Opponent||Louisville Cardinals (7-3, 1-1 BIG EAST)|
|Date & Opening Draw||April 9, 2010 | 1 p.m. ET|
|Location||Louisville, Kentucky | U of L Lacrosse Stadium|
|Game Notes||Complete Game Notes As PDF File|
- #13 Loyola travels to Louisville in a pivotal BIG EAST conference game that features two of the nation's top scorers: Loyola's Grace Gavin (12th in total points) and Louisville's Bergan Foley (1st in goals per game).
In The Polls
- The Greyhounds jumped to 13th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and are 13th in the IWLCA Poll as well.
- Louisville just missed out on being ranked in the Top 20 in the Media Poll with 14 votes.
Last Time Out
- Loyola defeated Cincinnati, 16-6, behind seven points by Grace Gavin (3g, 4a). Ana Heneberry also had four ground balls and four caused turnovers as Loyola recorded season-highs in both categories. The Greyhounds fell to Notre Dame, 11-10, on a last second goal. Gavin was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for her effort against Cincinnati.
- Louisville defeated Longwood, 17-10 as Bergan Foley scored six goals and Liz Lovejoy scored five times and added an assist. Goalkeeper Danielle Pawliw made nine saves and is the reigning BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
- The two teams have met twice before, with both teams winning on the other's home field. Louisville defeated Loyola, 13-12 last season, essentially knocking Loyola out of BIG EAST Tournament contention. Grace Gavin led Loyola with four goals in last year's matchup, while Bergan Foley scored six goals off the bench for the Cardinals.
The 2010 Loyola Greyhounds
- Grace Gavin leads the attack with 37 goals, 15 assists and 52 points. Emily Gibson is second offensively with 22 goals and 33 points. Cara Filippelli is third on the team with 18 goals, while Abby Rehfuss and Mary Heneberry both have 16. Meg Decker has 14.
- Sophomore netminder Kerry Stoothoff leads the BIG EAST with a 8.75 GAA, while her .527 save percentage is second and 8.83 saves per game are fourth.
- Rehfuss leads the team with 29 ground balls, while Stoothoff and Ana Heneberry are tied for second with 27. Rehfuss also leads the team with 30 draw controls, while Gavin has 24, Gibson has 23 and Decker has 20.
- Emily Gibson and Ana Heneberry both have 24 caused turnovers to lead the Greyhounds. Ashley Moulton has 18. Loyola ranks third in the nation with 13.09 causd turnovers per game.
- Loyola continues its three-game road trip with a trip to the Carrier Dome to take on BIG EAST favorite, Syracuse on April 16. Two days later, the Greyhounds will face Connecticut on April 18.
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