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No. 2 Princeton Uses Second Half Run to Overcome No. 11 Women's Lacrosse, 15-11
March 13, 2005
Princeton, N.J. - With the score set at 8-8 at the half, Princeton used a 6-1 run early in the second to take the lead and defeat Loyola 15-11 Sunday at Class of '52 Field. The No. 2 Tigers improve to 2-0 overall while the No. 11 Greyhounds fall to 2-3.
Princeton's Lindsay Biles got things started early as she scored at 1:08 but Loyola quickly answered with Rachel Shuck's free position goal at 2:37 to tie the score at 1-1. Shuck's goal was followed by three more Greyhounds tallies for a 4-1 lead. Loyola attacked the cage at all angles to take the lead with two goals from Sydney Greene and another by Kate McHarg. Loyola's four goals came in just under three minutes for a 4-1 lead 5:38 into the contest.
Both teams continued to work their offensive efforts as the Tigers scored two goals, one by Biles another from Elizabeth Pillion for a 4-3 score at 11:24. The squads took turns scoring the next four goals with Greene and Biles exchanging the first two for a 5-4 score. Loyola freshman Maura Kenny added to the efforts with a free position goal at 15:30 before the Tigers got back within one with Ingrid Goldberg's goal at 17:14 for a 6-5 score. Kenny scored again to give Loyola a 7-5 lead at 18:53.
The Tigers would score the next three straight goals to take an 8-7 lead at the 23 minute mark. Greene refused to give Princeton the advantage heading into the break with her goal at 25:31 to tie the game at eight.
McHarg returned the lead to the Greyhounds, 9-8 at 33:25 before the six goal run by the Tigers gave them a 14-9 advantage. Loyola was held scoreless for nearly 14 minutes during the Princeton run before McHarg cut the Tigers leas to 14-10 at 21:43. Kate Filippelli's goal erased more of the deficit at 23:27 for an 14-11 score but the Tigers would get the final tally at 28:49 for the 15-11 final.
The offensive battle featured just 48 shots with 26 goals scored. In the first half the teams connected on 16 of 26 shots.
Princeton held a 22-18 advantage in groundballs while the Greyhounds were much improved on the draw, taking 14 of 27.
The Greyhounds remain away from Geppi-Aikens Field as they travel to Boston University on Saturday, March 19.