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Women's Lax Hosts Georgetown In Second Game Of Doubleheader

Match Information
Opponent Georgetown Hoyas
Date Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md.
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Quick Sticks
• Wednesday's game will be streamed live on Twitter. Brady Seabolt will call the plays, while former Greyhound Joanna Dalton '13 will provide color analysis.
• Sophomore Kady Glynn was named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after stopping 18 shots at Navy in the League opener on Saturday. The 18 saves were the most for a Greyhound since Kourtney Heavey had 21 vs. No. 4 Virginia in 1997.
• Loyola and Georgetown, former BIG EAST rivals, have met each of the last 11 years.
• Loyola opened the season versus five-straight nationally ranked opponents and currently boasts the strongest strength of schedule in the nation.
• The Hoyas have also faced a strong schedule to start the season, as four of their five losses were to nationally ranked opponents. 
• The non-conference portion of Loyola’s schedule is one of the toughest in the nation, as the Greyhounds will play six teams currently ranked in the top-20 of the IWLCA Coaches Poll and seven that advanced to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. 
• Loyola and Georgetown both fell to Towson and Johns Hopkins this year.
• The Greyhounds have won the Patriot League in each of the last three years, as Loyola is a perfect 26-0 in regular season League games and 6-0 in tournament play.

Loyola Greyhounds (1-6, 1-0 Patriot League)
• Cami Whiteford leads Loyola with 16 goals and 20 points, while Hannah Powers is second on the team with 11 goals and 16 points and Frankie Kamely is third at 10 goals and 12 points.
• Powers and freshman Holly Lloyd share the team lead with five assists. 
• On the draw, Taylor VanThof leads the way with 30 draw controls, including winning 14 at Princeton, just one shy of tying older sister Taryn VanThof’s single-game school record. 
• Defensively, Kristen Yanchoris has a team-best 14 ground balls, while Taylor O’Connell has caused nine turnovers..
• In goal, Kady Glynn has posted double-digit save games in three of the last four outings, including turning back 18 shots at Navy. She also recorded 15 saves against then-No. 6 Penn State, followed by 10 vs. No. 3 Florida and nine at Virginia. 

Georgetown Hoyas (3-5, 1-0 BIG EAST)
• Georgetown is coming off a dominant 18-2 win over Butler in the BIG EAST opener.
• Kate Snouffer and Taylor Gebhardt had hat tricks in the game, with Snouffer tallying a game-high four goals and three assists.
• The defense held the Bulldogs to just four shots through that entire contest.
• Four Hoyas have reached double digit goals this year, with Gebhardt and Georgia Tunney sharing the team lead of 16 goals. Francesca Whitehurst is first on the team in points (12g, 11a), with 23, while Morgan Ryan has scored 12 goals.
• Whitehurst also has a team-best 32 draw controls and Jenny Schwalje leads the defense with 14 ground balls and caused turnovers.
• In goal, Maddy Fisher has played 308 minutes. She’s posted a 12.08 goals-against average and a .470 save percentage.

Series History
• In winning the last three meetings, Loyola tied its all-time series with the Hoyas at 9-9. 
• The two squads first met in 1977, with Loyola capturing four-straight meetings from 1977-81 by a combined score of 66-7, including a 20-0 shutout victory in 1981.
• Georgetown claimed its first win in 2001, when the Hoyas knocked the Greyhounds out of the NCAA Semifinals, 10-9.
• The former BIG EAST-foes renewed their rivalry in 2006 when Loyola joined the league and the two have met every year since, with eight of those 12 contests being decided by two goals-or-less and three needing overtime to determine a winner.

Up Next
• Loyola remains home for its Friends of Jaclyn game Saturday, hosting Boston U. at 1 p.m.