April 20, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola Greyhound women's lacrosse team is looking for their second win over a ranked opponent Saturday when they host No. 19 Stanford at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The `Hounds are also on a two game win streak after topping Syracuse and UConn in their last two conference games. The Cardinal is also on a two game streak after topping UC Davis and Denver in MPSF conference match-ups. Game time is set for 1:00.
Loyola and Stanford have met just three times previous to Saturday's game. The first two meetings on the West Coast, Loyola was victorious and in the most recent game (last season in Baltimore), the Cardinal defeated the Greyhounds for the first time in the history of the two programs.
SCOUTING THE CARDINAL
Stanford is led in goal scoring this season by Daphne Patterson's 27 goals and five assists. Leading the way in overall scoring is Megan Burker with 25 goals and 12 assists. Liz Piselli (24 goals, six assists), Sarah Bach (21 goals, eight assists) and Michele DeChant (15 goals, four assists) round out the double-figure scorers.
Goalie Laura Shane has a team-high in groundballs with 33 while Piselli leads the field players with 27. Burker has the most draw controls at 32 while defender Thea Lorentzen leads in caused turnovers with 32.
ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
Junior Kate McHarg continues to lead her team with 47 goals and seven assists on the season. She's followed by sophomore Maura Kenny has 23 goals and two assists this season. Seniors Stephanie Walker (13 goals and six assists), Sydney Greene (12 goals and four assists) and junior Emily Lawrence (12 goals and three assists) round out the top five scorers.
Freshman keeper Alex Piraino, who has started the last 10 games, posts 13.07 goals against average a 40.3% saves percentage.