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Women's Lacrosse Visits Hofstra Sunday

Senior leading scorer Rachel Shuck
Senior leading scorer Rachel Shuck

March 13, 2004

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ABOUT TODAY'S GAME
The Greyhounds visit Hofstra Sunday as a part of their double-game weekend. Friday Loyola topped Delaware at home 11-8.

THE SERIES
The Greyhounds hold a 3-0 advantage over the Pride. The first meeting between the two teams came in 1983. Loyola won the 83 season opener, 25-3. The two teams did not meet again until 2002 with the Greyhounds victorious again, 10-7. Last season Loyola defeated Hofstra 14-8 at home.

GREYHOUNDS LAST TIME OUT
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 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.

Kourtney Porcella and Sydney Greene gave Loyola its next two goals for a more comfortable 8-4 score.

Delaware kept firing however with Jenny Diana's goal in the 40th minute. 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.

LAST TIME VS. HOFSTRA
No. 1 Loyola 14, Hofstra 8 * April 13, 2003 * Curley Field
Captains Kristi Korrow and Suzanne Eyler each scored four goals in a 14-8 victory over Hofstra Sunday at Curley Field. The Hounds remain undefeated at 11-0 on the season while the Pride falls to 6-6.

No. 1 Loyola started the game with a six goal scoring run before Hofstra tallied their lone goal of the first half. Sophomore Talia Shacklock started things off for the Greyhounds with a goal at 6:33 off a feed from Rachel Shuck. Korrow added her first goal exactly two minutes later when she beat her defender and found a wide open shot at the goal. Eyler nabbed her first goal at 13:35 when Shuck gave her a pass from behind the net. Freshman Sydney Greene made the score 4-0 after she dropped the ball just outside the goal but scrambled to pick it back up, turn around and find the open net at 14:12. Eyler added two more goals, one off a free-position and unassisted for the 6-0 lead.

Kathleen Mikowski scored Hofstra's first goal of the game at 23:45 by converting the free position after a foul on Loyola's Marianne Gioffre. But Loyola would close out the second half with three more goals, an unassisted from Shacklock and two from Stephanie Walker, both assisted by Shuck.

Hofstra tried their best to come back in the second half, outscoring the Greyhounds 7-5 but it was not enough to get within grasp of the No. 1 Loyola squad. Becky Thorn and Caitlin Connolly each scored two goals in the second half and Mikowski, Heather Albro and Melissa Hedrick each added one.

Korrow scored three of her four goals in the second period to keep Loyola ahead. Eyler added her fourth in the opening minutes of play. Jen Schuerholz also added a free-position goal for the Greyhounds.

Both teams played two goalies, both splitting time. Loyola's Kim Lawton and Cindy Nicolaus combined for 10 saves with Hofstra's Megan Greene and Lisa Papa stopped 11 shots.

SCOUTING REPORT - THE PRIDE
Mary Romano and Kimberly Hillier lead the team with five points each. Romano score four goals in Friday's win over Cornell to earn her spot on top of Hofstra's scorers. Caitlin Connolly is second in scoring with four goals, three from Friday's win over Cornell. Lisa Papa will most likely be seen in goal for Hofstra. She has stopped 24 shots so far this season.

SHUCK TO SHACKLOCK
Against Delaware, Rachel Shuck seemed to connect with Talia Shacklock instantly. Shuck assisted on three of Shacklock's four goals in addition to assisting on two other goals and scoring two of her own against the Blue Hens.

SHUCK LEADING IN SCORING AGAIN
Captain Rachel Shuck, the leading returning scorer from 2003, continues to be on top of the scoring column this season with seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points. She is followed Talia Shacklock with 12 goals and Sydney Greene with 10 and an assist.