April 27, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - In the final women's lacrosse game of the regular season, the Greyhounds travel to Washington, D.C. to take on No. 3 Georgetown in a BIG EAST match-up. Loyola, fresh off a win at home vs. Towson, is looking to cap the season with a win over the Hoyas who fell to James Madison in overtime Wednesday.
Loyola holds a 4-1 advantage in the series with the `Hoyas dating back to 1977. The most recent con test was a win for Georgetown in the 2001 NCAA Seminfinals in overtime by a score of 10-9. The Greyhounds wins over Georgetown came in 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1981. The largest victory was the 1981 meeting in which the `Hounds did not allow a single Hoya goal, winning 20-0. In the Greyhounds wins over Georgetown, the average margin of victory is 14.75.
SCOUTING THE HOYAS
Georgetown is led in scoring by Coco Stanwick who has 48 goals and eight assists on the season. Lucy Poole us second with 24 goals and five assists while Sara Zorzi is third in points with 21 assists and eight goals. Also scoring in double figures for the Hoyas are Schuyler Sutton (14 goals, nine assists), Paige Andrews (15 goals, three assists) and Zan Morley (10 goals, two assists).
Stanwick also leads the team in draw controls with an NCCA record 100 to date this season. She also has the team-high in groundballs with 39. Both Stephanie Zodtner and Patty Piotrowicz lead in caused turnovers with 14.
Keeper Maggie Koch has played every minute in goal for Georgetown posts the nation's best goals against average at 6.78. She is second in the country with a 57.3 saves percentage.
ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
Junior Kate McHarg continues to lead her team with 58 goals and nine assists on the season. She's followed by sophomore Maura Kenny has 23 goals and two assists this season. Seniors Stephanie Walker (14 goals and nine assists), Sydney Greene (16 goals and four assists) and junior Emily Lawrence (14 goals and three assists) round out the top five scorers.
Freshman keeper Alex Piraino, who has started the last 12 games, posts 12.98 goals against average a 41.2% saves percentage.