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Towson, Loyola Women's Lacrosse To Meet For 41st Time Wednesday

Senior All-American Marlee Paton has played with Towson head coach Sonia LaMonica on the Australian National Team

Senior All-American Marlee Paton has played with Towson head coach Sonia LaMonica on the Australian National Team

March 11, 2014

Game Information
Opponent No. 17 Towson Tigers
Date Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Wednesday's Game
Loyola and Towson will meet for the 41st time in program history on Tuesday.
• The only program the Greyhounds have faced more than Towson is James Madison, which Loyola played for the 42nd time this season.
• The Greyhounds and Tigers have played at least one time every year since 1977 with Loyola holding a 31-9 advantage in the series.
• From 1983-2007, Loyola won 25-straight games, but in the six meetings since 2008, the two squads have split the victories, with each winning their respective home games.
• This year, both programs are looking to snap losing streaks, as the Greyhounds have dropped four-straight, including three one-goal games. Towson has lost three-straight and are coming off an 8-7 overtime loss to Stanford on Friday.
• Towson will also be the fifth ranked opponent the Greyhounds have faced this season. 

Loyola Greyhounds (2-4, 0-0 Patriot League)
• Loyola, the preseason Patriot League favorite, is looking to snap a four-game losing skid.
• Senior Marlee Paton, the Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, leads the Greyhounds with 19 points on 12 goals and seven assists.
• Juniors Hannah Schmitt and Taryn VanThof also have 12 goals, while classmate Annie Thomas has a team-high eight assists and is second on the squad with 16 points. Juniors Kara Burke and Molly Hulseman have both contributed 10 points. 
• VanThof also leads the team with 23 draw controls and 15 ground balls, while Paton has a team-best eight caused turnovers.
• Sophomore Maddy Lesher joined Paton, Schmitt, Thomas and VanThof on on the All-Patriot League Team, while Paton and VanThof were also Preseason All-Americans.
• In goal, sophomore Molly Wolf has four double-digit save games in six outings this year, posting an 11.09 goals-against average and a .458 save percentage to go with 55 saves. 

Towson Tigers (2-3, 0-0 CAA)
• The Tigers are led by Andi Raymond's 15 goals, nine assists and 24 points, while Ashleigh Rohrback has contributed 15 points on seven goals and eight assists.
• Kaitlin Sheridan and Breanna Hamm lead the defense with 14 and 12 ground balls, respectively, while Sheridan also has a team-best seven caused turnovers.
• Katie Leech has a team-high 11 draw controls.
• In goal, Kelsea Donnelly has posted a 9.36 goals-against average and has stopped 51 shots for a .520 save percentage.

Coaching Connections
Loyola head coach Jen Adams and senior All-American Marlee Paton were members of the Australian National Team with Towson head coach Sonia LaMonica this past summer at the 2013 FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Canada.
• The Aussies earned a bronze medal at the competition.  

Up Next
• Loyola will begin conference play on Saturday when it heads to Lafayette.
• Opening draw is slated for 1 p.m.


 

 

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