April 22, 2004
ABOUT TODAY'S GAME
Saturday the Greyhounds make their second trip out West to face the Stanford Cardinal in as many years. Loyola is hoping to rebound off a last minute goal to Virginia 12-11.
The Greyhounds and the Cardinal have met just once prior to today, on April 19, 2003. Loyola came out victorious, 9-4.
GREYHOUNDS LAST TIME OUT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - No. 7 Virginia scored on a free-position shot with nine seconds remaining to defeat No. 3 Loyola, 12-11 Saturday night at Klockner Stadium. The Greyhounds fall to 12-2 on the season while the Cavaliers improved to 11-3. Rachel Shuck broke the Loyola career-assist record with two assists in Saturday's game. She now has 81 assists in her career.
Loyola opened the contest fast paced with a 3-0 scoring run. Talia Shacklock had the first and third goal while scoring leader Sydney Greene had the second in the run for the 3-0 lead 3:24 into the game. Virginia got on the board at 6:06 with a free-position before Jaclyn Borrone got the Greyhounds fourth goal for a 4-1 lead when she drove from the eight-meter beating her defender and the goalie at 6:49. Virginia then held Loyola scoreless for nearly 13 minutes while scoring four goal of their own for a 5-4 lead, their first lead of the game at 16:11. Loyola then went on their own run, scoring the final three goals of the half. Kourtney Porcella tied things up at 5-5 when Rachel Shuck hit her from behind the net 19:31. Shuck broke Loyola's career assist record with that dish. Greene and Borrone both added their second goals in the Loyola run and the 7-5 half time score.
Virginia opened scoring 22 seconds into the second half but Loyola answered with a free-position and the third goal by Greene 31:18 into the game to maintain an 8-6 lead. Cavalier Amy Appelt brought Virginia within one for the third time at the 35 minute mark for a 10-9 score. Shacklock answered back by nabbing her third goal of the game when Greene hit her coming at the cage on the eight-meter to again maintain the lead 9-7 at 38:22. Virginia then went on a three-goal run to take their second lead of the game, 10-9 with almost 11 minutes remaining. Borrone ended a 13 minute Loyola scoring drought with her goal to tie the score at 11 and Jen Schuerholz retook the lead for the Greyhounds, 11-10 with 8:15 left to play. Appelt scored her third goal for Virginia to tie things up at 11 with just over three minutes remaining. The Cavaleirs won the ensuing draw and were awarded with two free-positions under the thirty second mark, making the second with nine seconds remaining by Tyler Leachman.
Both Loyola keepers played solid in goal. Kim Lawton made six saves and recorded four groundballs in the first half with Cindy Nicolaus turned away eights Virginia shots in the second. Andrea Pfeiffer stopped seven shots for Virginia.
Loyola had three players with three goals, Borrone, Greene and Shacklock, while both Borrone and Greene added an assist as well. Appelt and Caitlin Banks each had three goals for Virginia.
LAST TIME VS. STANFORD
No. 1 Loyola 9, No. 16 Stanford 4 * April 19, 2003 * Malohney Field
Stephanie Walker had both of her goals in a 7-0 Loyola mid-game run and Kim Lawton and Cindy Nicolaus combined for 17 saves as top-ranked Loyola remained undefeated with a 9-4 victory over No. 16 Stanford Saturday at Malohney Field.
The Greyhounds, who play Syracuse next Saturday, improved to 13-0 on the season with the win. Stanford fell to 10-3 overall.
Loyola led just 2-1 after Stanford's Kim Cahill got her team on the board 18 minutes into the game, but the Greyhounds then scored seven of the next eight goals over the next 20 minutes of play to put the game away. Talia Shacklock, Susan Tyrrell, Stephanie Walker, Sydney Greene, Suzanne Eyler and Rachel Shuck scored goals in the Greyhound run, which ended with Walker's second goal with 13:05 left that gave Loyola a commanding 9-2 advantage.
The Cardinal added the final two goals of the game for the 9-4 final score.
Both teams were cold through much of the first half before Jen Schuerholz got Loyola on the board with a free-position shot at 15:53. Eyler gave the Greyhounds a 2-0 lead just over a minute later when Talia Shacklock caused a turnover at midfield with a stick check and Eyler picked up the groundball and broke open for the goal.
SCOUTING REPORT: THE CARDINAL
Stanford is currently 8-6 on the season and 4-0 in the Mountain Pacific conference. Their losses have all come at the hands of Top 20 programs with Ohio State (10-9), Notre Dame (16-5), Vanderbilt (6-5), Dartmouth (7-6) and Northwestern (11-5). Three of those losses where one point games and against the Buckeyes the game went into overtime.
Senior Abbi Hills leads the Cardinal in scoring with 30 goals and six assists this season. The next three top scoring spots are filled by Baltimore natives. Sophomore and Brynn Mawr graduate Megan Burke is second with 22 goals and eight assists, junior Roland Park grad Kelsey Twist is third with 16 goals and 11 assists while sophomore Seton Keough grad Sara Bach is fourth with 15 goals and eight assists. Stanford posts nine Maryland natives on its roster, with five from Baltimore.
Senior Katie Grube is the Cardinal lead defender with 35 groundballs and 22 caused turnovers. Classmate Christina Saikus is Stanford's starting keeper with 95 goals against and a 57.2% saves percentage.
SCOUTING REPORT: THE GREYHOUNDS
Loyola is currently lead by sophomore Sydney Greene with 36 goals and eight assists. Just behind her is senior Rachel Shuck with 12 goals and 29 assists. Stephanie Walker is the next Loyola player at the 30 point mark with 25 goals and five assists. Rounding out 20 points players are Talia Shacklock, Jaclyn Borrone and Jen Schuerholz.
Against Virginia, Rachel Shuck tallied two assists becoming Loyola's all-time assist leader with 81 at the time. Shuck broke Rita Ciletti's record of 79 from 1983-86 in less than three seasons of play.