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Women's Lacrosse Falls To Loyola Maryland

Holy Cross Athletics   04-08-2017

THE BASICS: 

Score: Loyola Maryland 18, Holy Cross 11

Records: Holy Cross (6-7, 1-4 Patriot League); Loyola Maryland (6-7, 5-0 Patriot League)

Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kuzniewski Field)

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: 2:05 p.m. 

The Lead: Hannah Powers posted four goals and two assists for six points for the Greyhounds as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to Loyola Maryland, 18-11, in Patriot League action on Saturday. Senior Mary Patalita led the Crusaders with three goals and one assist for four points.

 HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Loyola took an early 7-0 lead in the game with seven straight goals. Goals were scored by Hannah Savage, Katrina Geiger, Powers, Margaret Filippelli, Emily Cooper and Cami Whiteford.
  • Junior Kerianne Moran then netted a goal for the Crusaders with 9:38 remaining in the first half.
  • The Greyhounds extended their lead to 8-1, when Geiger found the back of the net.
  • Patalita then scored a goal for Holy Cross with 3:37 remaining in the first half.
  • Loyola increased its lead to 10-2 at the end of the first half after two goals by Powers and Tori McDonald.
  • After Whiteford posted the first goal of the second half for the Greyhounds at 29:11, Patalita then scored a goal for the Crusaders with 27:55 left in the second half.
  • Lindsey Ehrhardt then netted a goal for Loyola at 26:45 and senior Maddie Ward answered with a goal for the Crusaders at 25:48. Just 30 seconds later, Cooper scored for the Greyhounds as they led 13-4.
  • Holy Cross cut the Greyhound’s lead to 13-10 as they buried six straight goals into the net. Two goals each were scored by freshman Emma Gill and sophomore Baker Earl, while one goal each was scored by Ward and senior Tess MacKay.
  • With 10:40 remaining in the second half, Loyola kept its lead at 17-10 with four consecutive goals. Two goals were scored by Whiteford, while Emily Clark and Powers each netted one.
  • Holy Cross posted one more goal in the game as Ward scored with 2:40 left in the second half. With 2:07 remaining, Powers scored the final goal of the contest as Loyola tallied the 18-11 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Loyola outshot Holy Cross, 35-24.
  • Junior Julia Maloney made six saves for the Crusaders, while Kady Glynn posted eight.
  • Loyola secured 20 draw controls, while the Crusaders posted 11.
  • Holy Cross picked up 14 groundballs, while the Greyhounds tallied 13.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Patalita now has four career hat tricks.
  • Senior Anna Johnson now has a team-best of 43 draw controls this season which are tied for sixth all-time in program history for a season. Her 24 caused turnovers are also tied for eighth.

SENIOR DAY:

  • Before the game on Saturday, seniors Ward, Patalita, MacKay, Maddy Smith, Avery Giorgio, Elizabeth Furman and Johnson were honored before the game for their hard work and dedication on and off the field.
  • Ward has played in all but two games during her career with 65 appearances. Ward has 58 goals and 14 assists for 72 career points. She has been a strong all-around player with 57 ground balls, 36 draw controls and 37 caused turnovers.
  • Patalita has 35 goals and 10 assists for 45 career points. This year she was named the Crusader of the Week. Patalita is also a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
  • MacKay has played in 65 career games. She has 74 goals and 11 assists for 85 career points. This season, MacKay earned Patriot League Midfielder of the Week accolades. She is also a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
  • Smith has been strong on defense as she has posted 38 career caused turnovers. In 2016, Smith received IWLCA Academic Honor Roll accolades. Smith is also a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
  • Giorgio has played in all 67 games during her career. She has 20 goals and 25 points. She has been outstanding on defense with 63 groundballs, 35 draw controls and 31 caused turnovers. Giorgio is a 360 Leader of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.
  • Furman has recorded 35 caused turnovers for her career. Furman has also posted 47 career ground balls as a Crusader.
  • Johnson earned second team All-Patriot League accolades as a junior. For her career she has 103 career ground balls. This season she was named the Patriot League Defender of the Week.

PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS HONORED:

  • At half time, the 2006 and 2007 Holy Cross women’s lacrosse Patriot League Championship teams were honored! The 2006 team made history earning the program’s first ever Patriot League Tournament championship. Then the Crusaders clinched their first ever bid to the NCAA Tournament by posting a win in the NCAA Play-in game. The 2006 team holds the school record with 14 victories. The 2007 team then continued the Crusaders dominance by winning their second straight championship and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Crusaders went a perfect 11-0 in Patriot League games over this two-year period!

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 15, when they travel to Easton, Pa. to play Patriot League opponent Lafayette at 4:00 p.m.

 KEEP CONNECTED: 

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWLax, Instagram holycrosswlaxand on Facebook. You can get also get the latest news and results on the women's lacrosse team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.

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