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#17 WLAX Faces Undefeated James Madison Saturday


March 18, 2010

Game Information
Opponent James Madison(6-0)
Date & Opening Draw March 20, 2010 | 1 p.m. ET
Location Harrisonburg, Va. | JMU Lacrosse Complex
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Today's Matchup

  • Loyola goes up against James Madison, one of it's longest rivals dating back to the 1982 season.
  • Coming into the season, the teams have met 37 times, tied with Towson for the most games Loyola has met an opponent.


In The Polls

  • The Greyhounds dropped one spot to 18th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll despite a 2-0 week. Loyola is 17th in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.
  • James Madison is receiving votes in both polls despite an undefeated record.


Last Time Out

  • Mary Heneberry scored the game's first three goals an ended the game with five as Loyola won its opener at Ridley Athletic Complex, 18-6, vs. #20 Rutgers March 16. Meg Decker scored five points on three goals and two assists, while Grace Gavin (3g, 1a) and Emily Gibson (2g, 2a) also scored four points.
  • The Dukes remained unbeaten with a 13-12 overtime victory at #13 Princeton Wednesday, March 17. Kim Griffin scored her fourth goal in overtime to give JMU the victory. Mary Kate Lomady also scored four goals and Ariel Lane recorded three goals and an assists. Goalkeeper Morgan Kelly made eight saves in the win.


Historically Speaking

  • The series has had a back-and-forth feel, with the longest winning streak being eight games by Loyola from 1992-1997.
  • The Greyhounds won last year's meeting, 10-9, after losing the previous three.


The 2010 Loyola Greyhounds

  • Sophomore netminder Kerry Stoothoff has been strong in goal the first eight games of the season, allowing just under nine goals per game with 76 saves and a .528 save percentage. She has played all but 24 minutes this season after splitting time with Meg Steffe in 2009.
  • Rehfuss leads the team with 23 ground balls, while Stoothoff is second with 18. Gibson and Ana Heneberry have 15. Rehfuss also leads the team with 22 draw controls, while Gibson and Decker both have 16.


Up Next

  • Loyola hosts Stony Brook in its annual Power in Pink Game Wednesday, March 24 at Ridley Athletic Complex. Opening Draw is slated for 2:00 pm.
  • Head Coach Jen Adams made her head coaching debut at Stony Brook last season with a 15-7 victory. It was the first time the two teams met.