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Villanova And Rutgers Are Last Regular Season Road Games For Women's Lax

The Greyhounds moved to No. 13 in the IWLCA National Poll after wins at No. 6 Notre Dame and Marquette

The Greyhounds moved to No. 13 in the IWLCA National Poll after wins at No. 6 Notre Dame and Marquette

April 17, 2013

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Opponent Villanova Wildcats
Date Friday, April 19, 2013
Time 4 p.m.
Location Villanova, Pennsylvania | Villanova Stadium
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Opponent Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date Sunday, April 21, 2013
Time 1 p.m.
Location Piscataway, New Jersey | RU Stadium Complex
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Loyola Greyhounds (7-6, 3-1 BIG EAST)
• The Greyhounds are coming off a 2-0 weekend in which they handed No. 6 Notre Dame its first loss of the season, a 14-13 double-overtime contest, Friday night. Loyola followed that up on Sunday with a 17-2 win at Marquette.
• Junior Marlee Paton scored a career-high five goals vs. the Fighting Irish, while sophomore Hannah Schmitt scored the game winner in the sudden-death overtime period. Sophomore Kara Burke and Paton also had overtime goals.
• Paton leads the Greyhounds with 37 points on 22 goals and a team-best 15 assists, while Schmitt and senior Joanna Dalton lead the way with 24 goals each.
• Paton also leads the defense with 28 ground balls and 18 ground balls.
• Junior Taryn VanThof heads the team with 50 draw controls.
• In goal, freshman Molly Wolf is allowing 9.68 goals per game, while stopping 36.9 percent of shots faced.

National Honors For Schmitt
• Sophomore Hannah Schmitt earned WomensLax.com National Player of the Week honors on April 15 after scoring the game-winning goal in double-overtime at No. 6 Notre Dame.
• Schmitt finished the game with a season-high five points on three goals and two assists.
• The loss was the first for Notre Dame this year.

BIG EAST Honor #3 - Paton
• Junior Marlee Paton was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on April 15.
• Paton scored a career-high five goals and added two assists for a season-high seven points in a double-overtime win over previously undefeated and sixth-ranked Notre Dame on Friday.
• Paton won her career-high sixth draw control in the first overtime period and ran straight to goal for the score, tying the game at 13 and securing double-overtime for the Greyhounds.
• Against Marquette on Sunday, she added one goal and two assists in a 17-2 win. 

The Last Meeting
Villanova9
Loyola Maryland20
April 22, 2012
Ridley Athletic Complex
Seniors Cap Home Career With 20-9 Women's Lax Win
Seniors Kellye Gallagher, Ana Heneberry, Kerry Stoothoff and Virginia Weber finished their home careers with a victory Sunday afternoon in a rain-drenched 20-9 Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse victory over Villanova University. Marlee Paton and Hannah Schmidt each scored four goals for the Greyhounds.

The Last Meeting
Rutgers11
Loyola Maryland15
April 20, 2012
Ridley Athletic Complex
Greyhounds Remain Undefeated In BIG EAST, Top Rutgers
The No. 14 Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team remained undefeated in BIG EAST play Friday night, knocking off Rutgers, 15-11, at Ridley Athletic Complex. With the win, the Greyhounds improve to 9-4 on the season and 5-0 in conference play, while Rutgers falls to 9-6 overall and 4-3 in the league.

Villanova Wildcats (5-7, 0-4 BIG EAST)    
• The Wildcats enter Friday’s contest looking for their first conference win.
• Jessica Mucci leads the attack with 43 points on 12 goals and a team-high 31 assists, while Jackie Froccaro has a team-best 28 goals.
• Amanda Hirschfeld has won a team-high 25 ground balls and Shawna Guist leads the way with 33 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers.
• In goals, Hirschfeld is allowing 9.73 goals-against average and is stopping 47.5 percent of shots faced.

Series vs. Villanova    
• The Greyhounds are undefeated in the all-time series against the Wildcats.
• Loyola is 3-0 versus Villanova, winning 17-15 in 2010, 16-6 in 2011, and 20-9 in 2012.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-4, 1-3 BIG EAST)    
• Rutgers is coming off its first BIG EAST win, a 9-6 victory over Villanova on Saturday.
• Katrina Martinelli leads the team with 38 points on a team-best 29 goals and nine assists.
• Hollie DiMuro has a team-best 33 ground balls and 22 casued turnovers, while Megan Clements has won 23 draw controls.
• As a team, Rutgers ranks third in the BIG EAST with 17.15 ground-balls per game and second with 10.38 caused turnovers per outing.
• The Scarlet Knights are also leading the league in goals-against average, as Lily Kalata is giving up a league-best 7.00 goals per game.

Series vs. Rutgers    
• Loyola holds a slim 4-3 lead over Rutgers, as the Greyhounds have won the last three.
•    In Baltimore, Loyola is 3-1, winning the first meeting, 17-10, in 2006, before falling 14-13 in 2008. The Greyhounds rebounded for a 15-6 win in 2011 and a win at home last year in 2012.

Up Next    
• Loyola will return home to host Syracuse and Connecticut in the final weekend of the regular season.