Women's Lacrosse Hosts Boston U. In Semifinals Of PL Tournament Friday

April 23, 2015

Game Information
Opponent Boston University Terriers
Date Friday, April 24, 2015
Time 5 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. |Ridley Athletic Complex
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Notes Loyola

Championship Information
· The Greyhounds are hosting the Patriot League Championships Friday and Sunday. Loyola, the No. 1 seed, will host fourth-seeded Boston University in the first semifinal game on Friday at 5 p.m., before No. 2 seed Colgate and No. 4 seed Navy play in a 7:30 p.m., contest.
· The winners will advance to Sunday's championship game, which will be played at 1 p.m.

Friday's Game
· Loyola won its second-straight Patriot League regular-season title with an unblemished 8-0 record in conference play.
· The Greyhounds are in the midst of their 12th 10-plus-game win streak in program history, winning 11-straight games to mark the second-longest active streak in the nation. It's also the second-straight year Loyola has strung together a stretch of at least 10-consecutive victories.
· Loyola owns the Patriot League's longest win streak in league games, winning 16-straight.
· The Greyhounds enter the game ranked 16th nationally in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.

Patriot League Honors
· Loyola won the regular-season Patriot League title with its second-straight 8-0 record in conference games.
· Senior Annie Thomas (offensive), redshirt senior Taryn VanThof (midfield) and junior Maddy Lesher (defensive) picked up player of the year honors from the Patriot League.
· Senior Hannah Schmitt joined the trio on the All-Patriot League first team, as an attacker, while classmate Kara Burke (attack), sophomore Bailey Mathis (midfield) and junior Molly Wolf (goalkeeper) were named to the second team.
· Academically, Burke was named the Corvias Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Mathis joined her on the Academic All-Patriot League Team.

Loyola Greyhounds (12-4, 8-0 Patriot League)
· Annie Thomas leads the offense with 41 assists and 68 points, while Hannah Schmitt (42g, 14a) and Kara Burke (43g, 13a) are tied for second with 56 points each.
· Maddy Lesher leads the defense with 36 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.
· In goal, Molly Wolf is giving up 7.71 goals per game and has 118 saves.

Boston University (8-8, 5-3 Patriot League)
· Mallory Collins leads the Terriers with 35 goals and 37 points, while Lindsay Weiner has a team-best 14 assists this season and ranks third on the team with 24 points.
· Ally Adams is second on the team with 25 goals and 33 points.
· In goal, Caroline Meegan has a 9.36 GAA, a .473 save percentage and 45 ground balls.