Women's Lacrosse Faces Boston College Sunday In NCAA Second Round

May 9, 2015

Game Information
Opponent Boston College Eagles
Date Sunday, May 10, 2015
Time 1 p.m.
Location Newton, Mass. | Newton Campus Lacrosse Complex
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Notes Loyola

Today's Game
This is the fifth-straight year Loyola has participated in the NCAA Championships and the 17th overall appearance for the Greyhounds. Loyola is 16-17 all-time in tournament games, including winning its first game the last five-straight years.
This will be the second-straight year the Greyhounds and Eagles have met in the NCAA Second Round. Boston College advanced with an 8-3 win at home last year.
Loyola brings a 15-game win streak into the game, the longest active streak in the nation. It also ties the program's longest win streak.
Senior Kara Burke 's six goals against Bryant in Friday's first round game is tied for 13th most in an NCAA tournament game. She's also the third player with six or more goals in an NCAA game since 2009.
Of the 11 teams that have scored 21-or-more goals in an NCAA Championships game, only Princeton (25-3 win over LeMoyne on 5/9/02) and now Loyola (21-3 win over Bryant) have also allowed three-or-fewer goals.
Sunday's winner will advance to next weekend's quarterfinal round where it will face the winner of No. 4 seed Syracuse and Penn.

Greyhounds In The National Rankings
Among the NCAA leaders, senior Annie Thomas is third with 49 assists and tied for seventh with 82 points.
Senior Kara Burke is 10th nationally with 60 goals and tied for 12th with 79 points, while classmate Hannah Schmitt is tied for 21st with 53 goals.
Senior Taryn VanThof is tied for 14th nationally with 83 draw controls.
Wolf is ranked 10th with a 7.54 GAA and second with a .521 save percentage.

Loyola Greyhounds (16-4, 8-0 Patriot League)
Senior Annie Thomas , the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, leads the offense with a school-record 49 assists and 82 points, while classmate Kara Burke (60g, 19a) is second with 79 points and senior Hannah Schmitt (53g, 15a) is third with 68 points. Thomas' 82 points ranks tied for eighth in Loyola's single-season history, while Burke's 60 goals is tied for ninth.
Senior Taryn VanThof is fourth on the team with 45 points, but leads the way with 83 draw controls, the second-best single-season mark in program history.
Junior Maddy Lesher , the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, leads all field players with 40 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers.
In goal, junior Molly Wolf is giving up 7.54 goals per game and has 159 saves. With a .521 save percentage, that's the best for a Greyhound goalkeeper since Kim Lawton stopped .553 percent of shots faced in 2005.

Boston College (15-3, 5-2 ACC)
The Eagles are 10-0 against non-conference opponents this season, as their only losses are to Virginia, 15-13, Duke, 13-8, and Syracuse, 14-13, in overtime.
Covie Stanwick (48g, 26a) leads the offense with 74 points, while Sarah Mannelly has a team-best 49 goals and is second with 66 points.
On the draw, Mikaela Rix leads the way with 48 draw controls and Mannelly has 40.
Mannelly also has 20 casued turnovers and 30 ground balls.
In goal, Zoe Ochoa has a 9.12 goals-against average and a .398 save percentage.

Series vs. Boston College
Last year marked the first time that the Eagles and Greyhounds met in women's lacrosse action, with Boston College earning an 8-3 victory in the second round of the NCAA Championships at the Newton Lacrosse Field.

Up Next
The winner Sunday will advance to the quarterfinal round and face the winner of fourth-seeded Syracuse vs. Penn.