April 14, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds make their final "out-of-town" road trip this week as they visit Duke Saturday. Loyola has three home games remaining on the schedule and trips to Towson and the University of Maryland. Loyola at 3-7 takes on the 10-3 Duke Blue Devils Saturday at 12:00 at Koskinen Stadium.
Loyola holds a 2-0 advantage in the series with Duke, earning a 10-8 win on Geppi-Aikens Field last season and another in Durham, 7-6 in the 2001 NCAA quarterfinal round.
As a team, the Blue Devils rank in all seven team categories that the NCAA ranks. Duke is fourth in groundballs (12.85), fifth in draw controls (13.77) and scoring offense (13.54), sixth in scoring margin (6), eighth in scoring defense (7.54), 10th in win percentage (0.769) and 14th in ground balls per game (25). Individually, Chrest is eighth in goals per game and ninth in points per game. Goalkeeper Megan Huether is ninth in goals against average at 7.4 and 13th in saves percentage with a .559 mark.
For Loyola, senior Rachel Shuck is leading the pack in points with 10 goals and 23 assists to her credit. Leading in goals is sophomore Kate McHarg with 29 goals as well as an assist. Junior Sydney Greene follows with 20 goals and an assist while freshman Maura Kenny has tallied 17 goals and two assists to date. Rounding out the top five is freshman Kate Filippelli's 13 goals and three assists.
On the defensive end, Loyola is led by Laura Carper and Filippelli with 10 caused turnovers. Following them is senior Erin Cyphers with nine. On the draw, McHarg leads with 25. Filippelli also leads in groundballs with 28 while McHarg and Carper closely follow with 26 and 25 respectively.