No. 9 Women's Lacrosse to Host No. 12 Loyola Saturday
March 7, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - After a two-game road trip, the ninth-ranked Nittany Lion women's lacrosse team (2-3, 0-0 ALC) will return home Saturday, March 8 when they welcome No. 12/12 Loyola (2-3, 0-0 Patriot League) to the Penn State Lacrosse Field. Opening draw is set for 1 p.m. as the teams will meet for the fifth straight year.
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ALL-TIME VS. LOYOLA
Among returning players, senior attacker Mackenzie Cyr has eight career points (3g, 5a) against the Greyhounds, while junior attacker Maggie McCormick has five points (4g, 1a). Both junior midfielders Kelly Lechner and Tatum Coffey have recorded three career points against Loyola.
LAST TIME VS. THE GREYHOUNDS
Penn State took a 7-6 lead into the halftime break, but Loyola scored four straight tallies out of the locker room for a 10-7 lead. After the Nittany Lions fought back to make it 12-11, Loyola netted a goal with 2:52 to play to claim the two-goal victory.
Final Stats (PSU-LOY): Shots (29-32), Saves (7-8), Ground Balls (18-20), Draw Controls (13-13), Turnovers (12-14), Caused Turnovers (6-8).
Midfielder Taryn VanThof paces the team in ground balls (13), draw controls (18) and caused turnovers (6). Sophomore Molly Wolf has started all five games and has compiled a 10.00 goals-against average and .505 save percentage.
Penn State, which held a 7-5 halftime advantage, took a 10-9 lead with freshman Abby Smucker's seventh marker of the season with 6:41 left to play, but James Madison's Stephanie Finley netted the game's final two goals - the final coming on a man-up, free-position shot - with 46 seconds remaining en route to the one-goal victory.
Final Stats (PSU-JMU): Shots (23-22), Saves (8-8), Ground Balls (20-18), Draw Controls (12-11), Turnovers (16-15), Caused Turnovers (10-13).
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Additions to the Watch List will be announced March 20 and April 10 before the field of 25 women's and men's nominees are announced April 24. The five finalists for each award will be announced May 8 with the winners being unveiled May 20 in Washington, D.C.