No. 10 Women's Lacrosse Unable To Get Past No. 7 Navy In NCAA Second Round
The 10th-ranked Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team saw its season come to an end in the second round of the NCAA Championships Sunday afternoon, as the Greyhounds fell to Navy, 19-15, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
With a game-high nine points, freshman Livy Rosenzweig became the first player in program history – and the seventh in Patriot League history – to surpass the 100-point plateau in a single season. Her 102 this year bettered two-time All-American Grace Gavin’s 98 points from the 2011 season.
Rosenzweig finished with five goals and four assists for Loyola (16-5 overall), while junior Hannah Powers had three goals and one assist and senior Hannah Savage had four points on two goals and two assists. Freshman Sam Fiedler added three points on two goals and one assist, while junior Emily Cooper contributed two goals and junior Taylor VanThof tacked on one. Freshman Bridget Ballard rounded out the scoring with one assist.
Kelly Larkin led Navy (18-3) with seven points, on three goals and four assists, while Jenna Collins added five goals and one assist for six points.
Both offenses came ready to play, as the two teams combined for eight goals in the first 10 minutes of play. Navy got the scoring started with Larkin finding Kayla Harris at 29:05, but Powers and Rosenzweig answered for Loyola at 27:54. Larkin had a hand in Navy’s next two goals, before Rosenzweig’s unassisted strike at 25:50 pulled Loyola within one.
Rosenzweig again answered Meg O’Donnell at 22:40, keeping Loyola within one, at 4-3, but the Greyhounds wouldn’t be able to pull even as Andie O’Sullivan scored for the Mids at 21:43.
Navy’s defense seemed to settle in after that, as the Mids held the Greyhounds without a goal for a span of 17 minutes while they worked their lead to as many as five, at 8-3, with 6:26 to play in the half.
Powers scored two of the game’s next four goals to keep Loyola within five, but the Midshipmen ended the half with the final goal to take an 11-5 advantage into the break.
The second half started in similar fashion to the first, with 11 goals being scored in the first 11 minutes. Rosenzweig, who had a hand in all but one of Loyola’s five first-half goals, assisted Cooper to start the second half. VanThof and Fiedler then found the back of the net to pull the Greyhounds within three, 11-8, at the 27:48 mark, but Navy responded with five goals in 3:15 to build its lead to eight, at 16-8.
Savage halted the streak at 21:25, but the Mids got the goal back at the 20:15 mark. Loyola continued to fight though, with Cooper’s goal at 19:03 sparking a four-goal Greyhound run. Rosenzweig scored two of them and assisted Savage on the other, bringing Loyola to a four-goal deficit, 17-13, with 13:31 to play.
A pair of Navy goals stretched its lead back to 19-13, ultimately putting the game out of reach for Loyola. Goals from Rosenzweig and Fiedler closed out the game to bring the final score to 19-15.
On the draw, Powers finished with a game-high eight, while junior Lindsey Ehrhardt had a career-high five and Rosenzweig added four.
In goal, junior Kady Glynn stopped nine shots.
In addition to breaking the school’s single-season record for points, the single-game record for assist (8 at Colgate) and the program’s freshman records for assists (47), points and draw controls (89), Rosenzweig also finished second in single-season history for assists (47) and fifth in draw controls.
With 45 assists this year, Savage ranks fourth in the program’s single-season history, while her 71 career assists rank as the eighth-best four-year total in program history. Powers concluded the season ranked 10th in Loyola's career points, recording 207 throughout her first three seasons.
VanThof led the Greyhounds with 119 draw controls this season, becoming the first player in program history to win at least 100 in multiple seasons. Her season total ranks third in single-season history, while her career total of 284 ranks second.
As a team, Loyola’s 343 goals, 185 assists and 528 points stand as single-season school records, while their 322 draw controls were three shy of tying the program’s record.
Loyola’s six seniors – Olivia Blakeman, Madison Fahey, Margaret Filippelli, Katrina Geiger, Frankie Kamely and Hannah Savage – helped Loyola to an overall record of 58-24 over the last four years. They also put together an undefeated 35-0 record in Patriot League games, helping Loyola capture a Patriot League Regular Season title each of their years in the green and grey.