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Greyhounds Host Final Home Games Of Regular Season

April 18, 2012

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Opponent Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date Friday, April 20, 2012
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Opponent Villanova Wildcats
Date Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time 1 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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This Weekend's Games
• This weekend will mark the final home games of the regular season for Loyola. The Greyhounds will host Rutgers on Friday at 7 p.m., and Villanova on Sunday at 1 p.m.
• Loyola's senior class of Kellye Gallagher, Ana Heneberry, Kerry Stoothoff and Virginia Weber will be honored prior to the start of Sunday's game.

Senior Day
• This weekend marks the final regular season home games for Loyola’s senior class of Kellye Gallagher, Ana Heneberry, Kerry Stoothoff and Virginia Weber.
• The trio of Heneberry, Stoothoff and Weber has combined to help the program to an overall record of 47-20 and an 18-9 mark in BIG EAST play since 2009. (Gallagher was a freshman in 2008 and redshirted her junior season in 2010).
• The quartet has participated in two BIG EAST Tournaments and is looking to qualify for their third this season. They also won the 2011 BIG EAST title - a first for the program - and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004.
• Statistically, the group formed to become one of the most dominant defenses in the nation, scooping up 403 ground balls, causing 283 turnovers and winning 55 draw controls. In addition, Stoothoff has accumulated 450 saves throughout her career.
• Individually, Heneberry and Gallagher ranked second and third in Loyola’s all-time career caused turnovers record, respectively. They also joined only Jen Albright (2000-03) as Greyhounds who have reached the 100 career ground balls and 100 career caused turnovers milestone.
• The group will graduate as some of the most decorated defenders, as they have earned honors such as the BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, BIG EAST Tournament MVP, BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, in addition to be named All-America, All-Region and All-BIG EAST.

Loyola Greyhounds (8-3, 4-0 BIG EAST)

• Despite coming off a 17-10 loss at No. 15 Cornell on Saturday, Loyola brings a four-game win streak in conference games into the weekend. The Greyhounds (4-0) join Syracuse (4-0) as the only two BIG EAST teams left unbeaten in league play.
• All seven starting attackers have reached double figures in scoring this year, led by sophomore Marlee Paton’s 50 points on 28 goals and 22 assists. She is currently two points shy of 100 career points.
• Freshman Annie Thomas is second on the team with 24 goals, 17 assists and 41 points, while classmates Sydney Thomas (18g, 10a) and Hannah Schmitt (21g, 4a) are third and fourth in scoring, respectively. Juniors Cass Cursaro (16g, 1a) and Joanna Dalton (16g, 3a) have also recorded double-figures in scoring, while freshman Molly Hulseman (10g, 1a) round out the starting attackers.
• Defensively, senior Kellye Gallagher is second nationally in ground balls (41) and caused turnovers (34), while classmate Ana Heneberry is ranked sixth nationally in caused turnovers (25).
• In goal, senior Kerry Stoothoff is ranked second in the league in goals-against average (9.92) and third in save percentage (.442). She’s also second in ground balls per game (2.75).

Scouting Rutgers (9-5, 4-2 BIG EAST)
• Rutgers brings a two-game win streak into the weekend as it beat Louisville, 16-11, and Cincinnati, 13-10, at home last weekend.
• Ali Steinberg and Stephanie Anderson lead Rutgers’ attack with 43 and 41 points, respectively. Steinber has tallied 28 goals to go with 15 assists, while Anderson has a team-best 37 goals. Danielle Mascera has dished out a team-best 31 assists.
• Defensively, Lily Kalata has scooped up 33 ground balls and Hollie DiMuro has 20 caused turnovers. Steinberg leads the team with 34 draw controls.
• In goal, Kalata is allowing 9.39 goals per game while stopping 45.0 percent of shots faced.

Series Record vs. Rutgers
• Loyola’s all-time series with Rutgers is tied at three, but the Greyhounds have won the last two.
• In Baltimore, Loyola is 2-1, winning the first meeting, 17-10, in 2006, before falling 14-13 in 2008. The Greyhounds rebounded for a 15-6 win in 2011.

Scouting Villanova (4-9, 2-3 BIG EAST)
• Villanova is coming off back-to-back wins, including a 9-8 overtime victory over Louisville. The Wildcats also secured a 17-10 win over Cincinnati last weekend.
• Justine Donodeo leads Villanova with 32 goals and 38 points, while Shawna Giust has a team-best 23 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.
• In goal, Dani Wiedmeier has posted a 12.55 GAA, while stopping 38.8 percent of shots faced.

Series Record vs. Villanova
• The Greyhounds are 2-0 all-time vs. Villanova, winning 17-15 in 2010 and 16-6 in 2011.

Up Next
• Loyola will close out the regular season with a trip to Syracuse and Connecticut next weekend.
• The Greyhounds will face the Orange on Friday at 7 p.m., before traveling to UConn on Sunday for a 1 p.m. game.