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Women's Lacrosse Falls to No. 16 Hofstra, 13-8, in Season Opener
Feb. 26, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Despite a three goal, one assist performance by junior Maura Kenny, the Loyola College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 16 Hofstra by a score of 13-8 Monday afternoon on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Greyhounds fall to 0-1 on the season while the Pride improves to 1-0. The Greyhounds game against UMBC will now be played Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 1:00 on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
Hofstra opened the game scoring back-to-back goals to take a 2-0 lead. Becky Thorn scored at 3:01 on a free-position while Ashley Jones added the second tally off a pass from Kimberly Hiller at 3:32.
Loyola's Kate Filippelli got the Greyhounds on the board at 5:41 with her unassisted goal before Thorn struck against at 9:23 for the 3-1 Pride lead. Kenny answered for the Greyhounds to get within one, 3-2, at 10:07 but Hofstra scored the next two goals to maintain the lead, 5-2 at 11:19 into the game.
The `Hounds answered, striking at 13:49 with Kenny's second goal and at 16:03 with a second from Fillipelli for the 5-4 mark. Kenny's goal was assisted by sophomore transfer Colleen O'Keefe.
Hofstra's Hillier scored her second goal of the day at 17:36 for the 6-4 score before back-to-back `Hound goals cut the Hofstra advantage to one. Kenny scored her third goal, unassisted at 17:59 and senior Kate McHarg added the second goal at 19:14. However the Pride scored the next two markers to close the half with a 8-6 advantage.
The Pride continued their run into the second half, scoring the first three goals in under seven minutes to take an 11-6 lead. Loyola's Elizabeth Weber ended the Pride run with her goal, assisted by Kenny in the 43rd minute. On the next possession the Greyhounds scored again to cut the advantage to 11-8 with a goal by Colleen O'Keefe, assisted by her sister Bridget.
Hofstra ended the game with two goals in the final two minutes of play. Lauren Whitcomb scored the 12th goal and Alicia Recco added the final tallied for the 13-8 final.
Kristen Stone and Kenny each recorded three caused turnovers for Loyola while added two and three groundballs each.
Freshman Karen Nicolaus made seven stops in goal in her first collegiate start for the Greyhounds.
For Hofstra, Thorn led with four goals and two assists. Hillier added four assists and two goals. Whitcomb added two goals while Jones, Corrine Gandolfi, Recco and Kelly McGrath each scored one.
Thorn recorded a team-high two caused turnovers and three groundballs.
Maisie Osteen recorded 11 saves in goal for the Pride.
The Greyhounds game against UMBC will now be played Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 1:00 on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.