Two-Game Road Swing Sends Women's Basketball To Cornell Sunday

Match Information
Opponent Cornell Big Red
Date Sunday, November 13, 2016
Time 1:00 p.m.
Location Ithaca, N.Y.
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The Tip
• Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball is in its 46th season of action and fourth year of play in the Patriot League, a conference it joined prior to the 2013-14 season.

• Joe Logan is starting his 12th season as Loyola’s head coach. A 1996 alum of the school, Logan is the program’s all-time leader in wins and carries a 149-187 record into the 2016-2017 campaign.
• The Greyhounds are in the second game of five in an 11-day season-opening stretch.

Loyola Greyhounds (1-0 overall, 0-0 Patriot League)
• The Greyhounds opened their season with a win for the 20th time in program history and got head coach Joe Logan his 150th career victory.
• Senior Lisa Mirarchi and junior Bri Betz-White, a Preseason All-Patriot League Team honoree, chipped in 17 and 16 points, respectively, to outscore the Bisons in Loyola’s 74-30 season-opening win Friday night.
• The 44-point margin of victory marked the largest in Logan’s tenure (since 2005-06), while it was Loyola’s second-largest margin of victory in a season opener, as the Greyhounds started the 1988-89 season with a 94-30 win over Columbia Union College.
• Loyola’s 46 first-half points were most in a first half since it scored 46 in the second half at Iona on February 19, 2012.
• By holding Lipscomb to 16 points, the Greyhounds had their best defensive performance since yielding 15 to Boston University in the second half of a Patriot League Tournament game in 2014.
• All five of Loyola’s freshmen made their debuts in the season opener. 

Cornell Big Red (1-0 overall, 0-0 Ivy League)
• The Big Red opened their season with a 61-56 win over New Hampshire at home.
• Cornell started five seniors for the first time in head coach Danya Smith’s 15-year tenure, while six freshmen also made their debuts in the game.
• Kerri Moran led the Big Red with 18 points, including making all six of her free throws, while Nicholle Aston chipped in 14 points. 

Up Next
• Loyola will remain on the road for a second game in three days, as it travels to Fairfield Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tipoff.