May 6, 2004
ABOUT TODAY'S GAME
Saturday's contest will be the regular season finale for the Greyhounds as well as the finale regular season game on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field for Jaclyn Borrone, Kristi Korrow, Jen Schuerholz and Tara Singleton as well as manager Jamie Carroll.
Also in today's game, Loyola's Stephanie Walker will face her sister Jacquelyn Walker of Syracuse.
Today's game is only the second meeting in women's lacrosse for Loyola and Syracuse. The squads first met last season at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. The Greyhounds came out on top of that contest, 14-10. Current senior Jaclyn Borrone had three goals in that game.
GREYHOUNDS LAST TIME OUT
BALTIMORE, MD - In a battle of the No. 3 and 4 ranked teams, Maryland used a 7-2 second-half rally to top Loyola, 12-7 on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field Saturday afternoon. The No. 3 Greyhounds fall to 13-3 while the No. 4 Terrapins improve to 13-4.
Maryland came out of the gates strong with a goal to start the game off in just 34 seconds by Jessica Dorney. Laura Warren made it 2-0 for the Terps with her goal 3:29 in. Jaclyn Borrone gave Loyola a tally just over a minute later for a 2-1 score. Talia Shacklock tied things up at 5:38 when Rachel Shuck hit her storming the cage from behind the net. The squads exchanged goals, Maryland's by Delia Cox and Loyola's from Sydney Greene, for a 3-3 score 11 minutes into the contest. The Terps made a slight run with a goal by Coppedge at 11:37 and another by Brooke Richards at 19:23 for a 5-3 lead. But Loyola answered back with two goals of its own to close the first half. Katie Guarino took a pass from Kristi Korrow off a free-position at 21:37 for a 5-4 score and Greene added the equalizer at 26:20 on a pass from Jen Schuerholz for the 5-5 halftime tie.
After nine scoreless minutes to start the second half, the Terrapins blew the game open, scoring five straight goals and holding Loyola scoreless for over 25 minutes for a 10-5 lead. Maryland had five different goal scorers in the run. Kourtney Porcella ended the drought at 55:51 with a pass from Korrow at the 12-meter for a 10-6 score. Maryland nabbed two goals in the last minute, the third of the day for both Coppedge and Richards to make the score 12-6 with just 22 seconds remaining. Shuck scored as the clock ran out, with the pass from Porcella for the 12-7 final.
Leading scorer, Greene led the Greyhounds with two goals. Borrone, Shuck, Porcella, Shacklock and Guarino all recorded goals against the Terps while Korrow had two assists and Borrone, Porcella, Schuerholz and Shuck all had one.
Maryland was led by Coppedge and Richards; each with three goals and an assist. Warren and Cox each had two goals and an assist in the win.
Loyola starting keeper Kim Lawton kept things in control in the first half with 10 saves and Cindy Nicolaus stopped six shots in the second half for the Greyhounds. Kirah Miller recorded 14 saves for Maryland.
LAST TIME VS. SYRACUSE
No. 1 Loyola 14, No. 11 Syracuse * April 26, 2003 * Carrier Dome
The No. 1 Loyola Greyhounds held off a late second-half rally to defeat No. 11 Syracuse, 14-10, on Saturday evening in the Carrier Dome. Loyola remains undefeated with a 14-0 record, while Syracuse stands at 9-5 overall.
Stephanie Walker opened scoring in her hometown with an unassisted goal at 5:13. Leigh-Ann Zimmer and Jessica Bell answered back to take Syracuse's only lead at 2-1. But the Greyhounds tallied four goals over a four minute span to reclaim the lead and add a bit of insurance. Sydney Greene, Rachel Shuck, Talia Shacklock and Suzanne Eyler scored in the 'Hound run to set the score at 5-2. The Orangewomen would get another goal from Bell at 21:24 before Loyola netted three more goals to go into the half with a 8-3 lead.
Syracuse opened the second half scoring at 31:19 before Jaclyn Borrone scored two of her three goals at 33:20 and 33:47. Zimmer converted a free-position at 34:30 before Walker tallied her second goal at the beginning of another Greyhound scoring burst. Eyler and Shuck also scored goals for a 13-5 Loyola advantage at 49:55. Syracuse responded with four unanswered goals, including back-to-back tallies by sophomore Monica Joines, to cut the lead to four, 13-9, with 2:42 left in the game.
Eyler scored her game-high fourth goals with just over a minute left to play for a 14-9 lead before Syracuse scored one last time at 59:02. The Greyhounds were able to run down the clock for the victory.
Eyler led Loyola with four goals. Jaclyn Borrone recorded three goals and one assist. Shuck ended the game with two goals and an assist while Walker and Shacklock each scored two goals.
SCOUTING REPORT: THE ORANGEWOMEN
Syracuse is led by Leigh-Ann Zimmer with 47 goals and 21 assists. Her closest teammate is more than 20 points away, Monica Joines with 37 goals and eight assists. Ashley Pike is first in groundballs for the Orangewomen with 27. Courtney Palladino leads the squad in draw controls with 40 and Stephanie Walker is first in caused turnovers with 12.
The Orangewomen rank second in the country in draw controls, eighth in scoring offense and 20th in win percentage. Leading scorer Zimmer is fifth in points per game, ninth in goals per game and 17th in assists per game. Goalie Jen Kasel is 20th in save percentage while Courtney Palladino is 10th in draw controls.
SCOUTING REPORT: THE GREYHOUNDS
Loyola is currently lead by sophomore Sydney Greene with 38 goals and 12 assists. Just behind her is senior Rachel Shuck with 16 goals and 30 assists. Stephanie Walker (26 goals and five assists) and Talia Shacklock (29 goals and two assists) are tied at the number three spot. Rounding out 20 points players are Jaclyn Borrone and Jen Schuerholz.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
In the national statistics, Loyola maintained holds on many of its positions. As a team, the Greyhounds rank fifth in win percentage, 10th in scoring defense, 11th in groundballs per game and 16th in scoring margin. Individually, Rachel Shuck is fifth in assists per game and Tara Singleton is eighth in caused turnovers per game. Goalie tandem of Kim Lawton and Cindy Nicolaus rank in saves percentage (Nicolaus at first and Lawton second) and goals against average (Lawton sixth and Nicolaus 17th).
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.
With three assists against Duke, Rachel Shuck tied the record for assists in a season. Shuck has a grand total of 79, tying Rita Ciletti's record from 1983-86.