No. 10 Navy Outlasts No. 9 Loyola In Patriot League Championship Game
May 6, 2018
The second-seeded and 10th-ranked Navy women's lacrosse team outlasted the top-seeded and ninth-ranked Loyola University Maryland in the Patriot League Championships, handing the Greyhounds a 17-10 loss in the title game Sunday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Freshman Livy Rosenzweig was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team after leading the Greyhounds (15-4) with nine points through the two games, and she was joined by senior Hannah Savage, who had five goals and three assists in the two games, and redshirt senior Katrina Geiger on the all-tournament team.
Rosenzweig led Loyola with five points on two goals and a game-high three assists today, while senior Frankie Kamely and junior Taylor VanThof each netted hat tricks. Junior Hannah Powers and freshman Sam Fiedler finished with one goal and one assist each, while Savage added one assist.
Julia Collins led all players with six goals, while Meg O'Donnell added four for Navy (16-3).
Kamely took no time to get the scoring started, putting the first shot into the back of the net just 25 seconds into play. Collins answered with a pair of goals though, giving Navy its first lead, 2-1, at the 25:27 mark. Kamely's second goal at 24:28 kept the game even, before a string of three-straight Navy goals put the Midshipmen ahead, 5-2, with 20:25 to go in the first half.
Rosenzweig broke Loyola's 10 minute and 46 second scoreless streak at 13:43, which sparked a three-goal Greyhound run, evening the score at five with 7:05 to play. Powers found VanThof at 12:08 to pull Loyola within one, before Rosenzweig assisted Fiedler's game-tying goal.
Navy closed out the half with four-unanswered goals in a span 3:42 though, taking a 9-5 advantage into the intermission.
Loyola chipped its deficit to two, 9-7, at the 24:48 mark with goals from VanThof and Powers, but back-to-back goals from the Midshipmen regained Navy's four-goal advantage, 11-7, with 19:36 to go.
Rosenzweig tried to spark Loyola's offense, assisting Kamely at 18:02 and scoring again at 14:16, but the Mids had an answer for each of Loyola's goals, including VanThof's at 10:47, to maintain the four-goal cushion.
VanThof's goal would be all Navy would allow the Greyhounds though, as it closed out the contest with the game's final four goals to secure its second-straight Patriot League title.
Rosenzweig finished with a game-high seven draw controls, while Powers added five and VanThof had four.
In goal, junior Kady Glynn turned back 12 shots to record her sixth double-digit save game of the season and her 300th career save, becoming just the 11th goalie in Loyola history to turn back at least 300 shots through their career. She now has 308 saves.
Loyola will learn of its NCAA fate tonight, when the NCAA Selection Show is aired at 9:30 p.m.