Syracuse Friday, Women's Lacrosse Senior Day Sunday

April 24, 2013

Game Information
Opponent No. 5/5 Syracuse Orange
Date Friday, April 26, 2013
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Opponent No. 17/16 Connecticut Huskies
Date Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time 1 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Senior Day Sunday
• Sunday will mark Loyola's final regular-season contest.
• Prior to the start of the game, Loyola's six seniors - Kathleen Barranco, Ashley Cahill, Cassandra Cursaro, Joanna Dalton, Jayne Jablonski and Ashley Moulton - will be honored for their contributions to the program throughout the past four years.  

Syracuse Orange (11-3, 6-0 BIG EAST)
• Syracuse bring an unblemished BIG EAST record into its final weekend of play.
• Alyssa Murray leads the league with 4.67 points per game, while her 45 goals rank second and her 25 assists are fourth.
• Defensively, Kelsey Richardson leads the BIG EAST with 7.54 goals-against average.
• As a team, Syracuse has the top attack unit in the conference, averaging 14.87 goals per game, 21.07 points and 15.00 draw controls.

Series vs. The Orange
• The Orange lead the Greyhounds, 7-5, in a series record that dates back to 2003.
Loyola won the first two meetings and three of the first four, but Syracuse claimed a string of five-straight games from 2007-12, including a 13-12 decision in the regular-season meeting last year.
The Greyhounds went on to beat the then-second-ranked Orange, 13-7, in the Carrier Dome in last year's BIG EAST Championship game, giving Loyola its second-straigth conference title. 

Connecticut Huskies (13-1, 5-1 BIG EAST)
• UConn is looking to extend its seven-game win streak this weekend.
• With a 10-7 win over Notre Dame on Sunday, the Huskies clinched their first-ever berth in the upcoming BIG EAST Tournament.
• Lauren Kahn leads the attack with 54 points on 32 goals and 22 assists, while Carly Palmucci, Morgan O'Reilly and Kacey Pippitt all have 28 goals.
• Defensively, Shannon Nee is allowing 8.65 goals per game and is stopping 45.3 percent of shots faced.

Series vs. UConn
• Loyola is 6-1 when facing UConn, including winning the last five meetings.
The Greyhounds are undefeated at home against the Huskies. 

Up Next
• Seedings for the BIG EAST Tournament will be determined after this weekend's play.
• Syracuse and Connecticut have both claimed spots in the four-team tournament, while Georgetown, Loyola and Notre Dame are vying for the final two spots. 
• The tournament will be held at Georgetown on Thursday, May 2 and Saturday, May 4.