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Colgate Hosts Women’s Lacrosse At Noon Saturday

March 31, 2016

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Opponent Colgate Raiders
Date Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time Noon
Location Hamilton, New York | Beyer-Small ’76 Field
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Things To Know
Loyola is in its 44th season of women’s lacrosse competition.
Head coach Jen Adams recorded her 100th win on Saturday, March 19 vs. Navy.
Loyola graduated 88 percent of its scoring from a year ago (373 of 424 points), including 85.6 percent of its goals (243 of 284) and 93 percent of its assists (130 of 140).
With 17 goals last year, senior Maddy Blakeman is the team’s top returner scorer.
Defensively, the Greyhounds boast a pair of ILWomen Preseason All-Americans. Senior Maddy Lesher was one of five defenders named to the Preseason All-America First Team, while senior Molly Wolf was included as the Preseason All-America Second Team goalkeeper, coming in behind only UNC’s Caylee Waters, the first-team selection.
Lesher was also named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List for a second-straight year.
Wolf, Lesher and junior defender Bailey Mathis were voted to the 12-member Preseason All-Patriot League Team, while Loyola, undefeated in Patriot League games, was picked as the favorite in the Preseason Poll for a third-straight year.
Wolf recorded her 500th save in a 7-6 win over No. 8 UVa to become the sixth Greyhound in program history to reach the plateau and just the third since the turn of the century. She’s currently ranked fifth on Loyola’s career record board for saves with 531. 
Nine Greyhounds have made their first career start this season.
Loyola’s 10-member freshman class was ranked ninth nationally by ILWomen.

Loyola Greyhounds (6-4, 3-0 Patriot League)
The Greyhounds are the last undefeated team in the Patriot League.
Freshman Hannah Powers leads the attack with 30 points on 16 goals and a team-best 14 assists, while senior Maddy Blakeman is one point back with a team-best 20 goals and nine assists. Redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso (14g, 10a) and sophomore Frankie Kamely (19g, 2a) are third and fourth with 24 and 21 points, respectively.
Senior Maddy Lesher leads the Patriot League with 3.40 ground balls and 2.20 caused turnovers per game, while freshman Kristen Yanchoris is third in the League with 1.70 caused turnovers per contest.
In goal, senior Molly Wolf has had six double-digit save games this year. She leads the League in save percentage (.516), while she’s second in saves (8.64) and third in GAA (8.66).

Colgate Raiders (3-6, 2-1 Patriot League)
Colgate is coming off its first Patriot League loss, a 14-11 decision to BU Wednesday.
Taylor Fischer led the Raiders with four goals, while Asil Asfour had seven saves in the loss.
Isabel Kreitler leads Colgate wtih 25 points on 16 goals and nine assists.
Haley O’Hanlon, the Preseason Patriot League Offense Player of the Year, is second on the team with 19 points (13g, 6a). She also has 18 ground balls and 25 draw controls.
In goal, Asfour has played all nine games, posting a 10.48 GAA and .403 save percentage.

Series History
The Greyhounds and Raiders have met four times in women’s lacrosse, with Loyola winning each of the contests.
The first time the two programs met as NCAA Division I members was 2014, when Loyola joined the Patriot League. The Greyhounds won that meeting in Hamilton, New York, 10-4, and followed it up with an 18-7 victory at home in 2015.
Loyola also beat the Raiders in the 1981 and 1982 AIAW Division II National Tournament.

Up Next
Loyola will host a pair of League foes the next two weekends, as Holy Cross visits on Saturday, April 9 for a 1 p.m. contest, followed by Lehigh on Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m.
The contest against the Mountain Hawks will be the second game of a Loyola lacrosse doubleheader, as the men host Boston University at noon that day.

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