April 22, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds look to extend their win streak to two Saturday as they host Stanford for the first time. Loyola, after Wednesday's win over Penn, is 4-8 on the season while the Cardinal is 9-5 overall. Listen.
Loyola leads the series with Stanford 2-0. The two teams have only met on the West Coast prior today with the Greyhounds winning 16-8 in 2004 and 9-4 in 2003.
Stanford is currently 9-5 on the season and is receiving votes in the IWLCA poll.
The Cardinal is led by junior Sarah Bach in scoring with 27 goals and six assists on the season. She is followed by senior Nina Pantano with 22 goals and four assists. Other scorers with double-digits in goals are Megan Burker, Kelsey Twist, Liz Piselli and Daphne Patterson. Twist and Burker lead in assists with 16 and 13 respectively. Goalie Laura Shane leads the team in groundballs with 25 while junior Thea Lorentzen and freshman Bri Ned are close behind with 23. Kelsey Twist posts a team-high 34 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers. In caused turnovers, she ties with Lorentzen. Laura Shane has played 98% of the minutes in goal for Stanford this season while posting an 8.89 goals-against average and a .572 saves percentage. Her saves percentage ranks her sixth in the nation, just one spot behind Loyola's Kim Lawton.Stanford's rosters lists 12 players from the greater Baltimore area.
Senior Rachel Shuck leads Loyola in total points with 14 goals scored and 27 assists to her credit this season. Kate McHarg trails by just one point with 38 goals and two assists. Rounding out the top five is Sydney Greene (23 goals), Maura Kenny (22 goals) and Kate Filippelli (14 goals). Filippelli is the leader in groundballs and caused turnovers this season with 33 and 14 respectively. On the draw, McHarg leads with 30 but after posting eight vs. Penn on Wednesday, Liz Peregoy is not far behind at 27. Loyola's starting keeper, Kim Lawton ranked fifth in the nation this week in saves percentage. She currently posts a .577 percentage and a 9.80 goals against average in 385:47 minutes played. Cindy Nicolaus has played 334:13 minutes in goal with a 10.95 GAA and a .520 mark at saves percentage. Both Lawton and Nicolaus are approaching 300 career saves. Lawton has 277 career saves while Nicolaus hit 296 Wednesday.