Baltimore, Md. - No. 6 Princeton outscored No. 12 Loyola 9-3 in the
first half en route to a 12-7 win Wednesday afternoon at Loyola's Diane
Geppi-Aikens Field. The Tigers improve to 1-1 on the season while the
Greyhounds fall to 2-2.
Princeton opened the game with a three-goal run in four minutes of
play. The Tigers goals came from Katie Atkins, Katie Lewis-Lamonica and
Kathleen Miller. Loyola's Kat Filippelli scored her first goal of the
season with a free-position at 6:55 to break up the Tigers scoring
effort and a 3-1 score. Lewis-Lamonica and Miller each added their
second goals of the game for the Tigers to take a 5-1 lead before
Loyola's leading scorer Kate McHarg got on the board. McHarg scored on a
dish from Chrissy Nicolaus after 15:19 of play. The Tigers went on a
four-goal spear over the next 11 minutes to take a 9-2 lead. Alex
Gangler scored three of the goals in the run while Miller added her
third. McHarg closed out scoring in the final minute for the half with
an unassisted goal for the 9-3 half-time mark.
The Greyhounds picked up were McHarg left off in the second half with
back-to-back goals by Stephanie Walker and Talia Shacklock to cut
Princeton's lead to 9-5. The Loyola defense kept the Tigers off the
board for nearly 11 minutes of the second half until Kristin Schwab
scored at 40:59 for a 10-5 score. Both teams played well defensively for
the ext 13 minutes before Schwab scored again at 53:26 for the 11-5
score. Alicyn Brunnett quickly answered with a free-position goal at
54:07. It was the first career goal for Brunnett. Lewis-Lamonica scored
her third goal of the game at 27:53 before Shacklock scored the final
goal at 28:56 for the 12-7.
Miller, Gangler and Lewis-Lamonica each scored three goals to lead
Princeton while Miller and Ganler each added an assist. Atkins added
three assists in addition to a goal.
McHarg and Shacklock led Loyola with two goals.
Freshman keeper Alez Piraino stopped five shots in goal for Loyola
while Princeton's Meg Murray recorded eight saves.
The Greyhounds will host Rutgers on Sunday, March 8 in their first ever
BIG EAST contest.
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