Greene helps No. 4 Loyola sneak past Penn State

10-9 win over No. 18 Lions puts Greyhounds at 11-1

State women

College Lacrosse

April 04, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sydney Greene had two goals and two assists to lead fourth-ranked Loyola to a 10-9 women's lacrosse victory over No. 18 Penn State yesterday.

The Greyhounds (11-1) took a 3-0 lead 14:21 into the game after a free-position goal by Jen Schuerholz and scores by Rachel Shuck and Kourtney Porcella.

The Nittany Lions (2-6) answered with two quick goals in less than 30 seconds for a 3-2 score before Loyola ended the first half with a 3-0 run taking a 7-3 lead at halftime.

Penn State came out fighting early in the second half, scoring three goals in less than three minutes to make it 7-6.

The teams exchanged goals before Penn State's Kristen Burke scored at 40:50 to tie the game at 8.

Neither team allowed a goal for nearly 14 minutes until Jaclyn Borrone added her second goal, unassisted, at 54:06 to put the Greyhounds back on top. Stephanie Walker scored two goals almost two minutes later to give the Greyhounds a 10-8 cushion.

Stephanie Curnoles then scored with 3:11 remaining to pull the Nittany Lions within one goal of Loyola for the third time, but they got not closer.

UMBC 24, Stony Brook 10: Kelly Fiorani and Lauren Hess scored five goals each as the Retrievers (2-7, 1-0 America East) routed the host Seawolves (3-3, 0-1).

Salisbury 16, Frostburg State 6: Erin McCarthy scored three goals as the Sea Gulls (7-2) built an 11-0 lead and cruised past the visiting Bobcats (4-4) for the nonconference win.

Gwynedd-Mercy 12, Hood 6: Tiffany Still netted three goals and Cheryl Banks added two, but the host Blazers (3-6) could not get past the Griffins (10-6).

The Blazers took an early 3-2 lead after Banks scored twice and Still scored once. Gwynedd-Mercy rebounded by closing the half with three unanswered goals to take a 5-3 lead into the break.

Hood recovered to start the second half as Still tallied an unassisted goal and followed that with a free-position score with 21:36 remaining to tie the game at 5.

The Blazers trailed 7-6 midway through the second half, but the Griffins handled all the scoring from there on out.

McDaniel 18, Bryn Mawr 6: Tara Smith scored a game-high four goals as the Green Terror (7-1, 3-0 Centennial Conference) outran the host Owls (6-2, 0-2).

Lindsay Ricks added three goals for McDaniel.

Gettysburg 18, Washington College 12: The host Shorewomen (5-4, 2-2 Centennial Conference) were trailing by just two goals with 20 minutes left, but the Bullets (9-1, 4-0) reeled off six goals in less than eight minutes for the victory.

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