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Women's Lacrosse Defeats Delaware, 11-8
March 12, 2004
BALTIMORE, MD - Talia Shacklock scored four goals and Rachel Shuck had two and five assists for Loyola in an 11-8 win over Delaware Friday at Geppi-Aikens Field. The No. 4 Greyhounds improve to 4-1 on the season while the Blue Hens fall to 1-3.
Senior Jen Schuerholz started things off early for Loyola with her unassisted goal just 2:32 into the game but Delaware scored back-to-back goals to give the Blue Hens a 2-1 lead 12:47 into the game.
Shacklock quickly tied things up for the Greyhounds however with her goal just seconds later to start a 4-0 Greyhounds run. Shacklock would score again at the 14th minute with both assists credited to Shuck. Freshman Kate McHarg scored her first collegiate goal for Loyola 17:46 into the contest with Shuck's third assist on the day. Shuck then tallied her first goal of the game to close the Loyola run with the score set at 5-2.
Delaware's Becky Zane scored the final goal of the first half with a free-position at the 24th minute for a 5-3 halftime score.
The two squads battled it out in the second half with Loyola scoring six goals to Delaware's 5. Shacklock got her third goal of the day barely two minutes into the half, against assisted by Shuck before Shannon Kron scored for the Blue Hens for a 6-4 score.
Delaware kept firing however with Jenny Diana's goal in the 40th minute but Shuck and Shacklock kept things going for the Greyhounds with the next two goals for a 10-5 score 44:29 into the game.
The Blue Hens would hold the Greyhounds scoreless for the next ten minutes, scoring three goals themselves in that time to get within two goals of Loyola, 10-8. The Loyola defense worked hard in the last minutes to keep possession and Jaclyn Borrone's free position with just over four minutes remaining sealed the victory, 11-8.
Loyola goalkeepers totaled 18 saves Friday. Kim Lawton made eight in the first while Cindy Nicolaus stopped 10 shots in the second. Patrice Hughes stopped nine shots for Delaware.
The Greyhounds travel to Hofstra for their next game on Sunday, March 14. Game time is set for 1:00.