March 21, 2016
The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (2-6) welcomes the Loyola University Greyhounds (4-4, 2-0 Patriot League) to Cooper Field for a 7 p.m. match up on Tuesday, March 22. Live stats and streaming will broadcast via www.guhoyas.com with Monika Moore calling play-by-play and MJ Coyle providing analysis.
On Saturday, GU dropped a 10-4 decision to the No. 19/19 Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays (7-3) at Cooper Field. The Hoyas mounted a comeback early in the second half, but it was not enough.
Freshman attacker Taylor Gebhardt (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) led the way with two goals, while senior attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) and sophomore midfielder Georgia Tunney (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) each posted one.
The Hoyas held a 26-19 shooting advantage, and picked up more ground balls (17-14) as well as draw controls (10-6). Shooting was the difference as Hopkins went 2-of-4 on free positions and GU was 0-for-7. The Blue & Gray also forced 14 Blue Jay turnovers while committing 12.
Hopkins keeper Caroline Federico managed 14 saves while the Hoya goalkeepers combined for five stop
Etchison is leading the Hoyas in scoring with 10 goals and six assists on the season for 16 points, while Gebhardt and fellow freshman Francesca Whitehurst both (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) have 15 points.
Playing aggressively on both ends of the field, Bandos has posted a squad-high 13 goals and team-best 21 draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Megan McDonald (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) leads the team with 12 groundballs, while Annie Heagerty (Huntington Bay, N.Y./St. Anthony's) has registered seven caused turnovers on the defensive end of the field.
In goal, junior Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) and McDonald are splitting time. Fisher has played 223 minutes and has posted a 12.64 GAA and a .338 save percentage, while McDonald has played the other 257 minutes and has a 10.51 GAA and .384 save percentage.
Offensively, Loyola is guided by senior Maddy Blakeman with 20 points on 14 goals and six assists, followed by freshman Hannah Powers with 19 points on a team-best 11 assists. Senior Maddy Lesher leads the Patriot League with 3.17 ground balls per game, scooping up 24 this year, while her 14 caused turnovers rank second on the team to freshman Kristen Yanchoris, who has 15. In goal, senior Molly Wolf has recorded four double-digit save games in eight outings. Wolf ranks third in the Patriot League with 8.12 saves per game and a .496 save percentage.
The Hoyas hold a 9-8 all-time advantage against the Greyhounds, but Loyola secured two of the last three meetings. Last year, the Blue & Gray led early, but couldn't hold on at No. 16/19 Loyola University's Ridley Athletic Complex, falling 12-8.Seven different Hoyas scored in that game.