March 30, 2016
BALTIMORE – The Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team’s rally fell short to No. 13 Princeton Wednesday night, as the Greyhounds fell to the Tigers, 8-7, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Loyola (6-5 overall, 3-0 Patriot League) scored three of the game’s final four goals, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Tigers held on for the one-goal win.
In goal, senior Molly Wolf recorded her 21st career double-digit save game, and sixth of the season, turning back 12 shots.
Redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso and freshman Hannah Powers led the Greyhounds with two goals and one assist each, while senior Maddy Blakeman and juniors Emily Clark and Cami Whiteford tacked on one goal apiece.
For Princeton (6-2), Abby Finkelston had a game-high three goals.
The two squads traded goals to open the game, as Princeton scored first at 27:21. Tabasso then tied it at 24:25, before Powers tied it again at 19:41 after the Tigers’ second goal.
Back-to-back scores from Princeton gave the Tigers a two-goal advantage at 13:16, but Blakeman and Powers netted shots within the next minute to knot the score at four all with 12:16 left in the half.
The Tigers strung together three-answered scores to take a three-goal lead, 7-4, at the 4:07 mark, before Clark’s free-position goal at 3:35 closed out the first-half scoring.
Tabasso pulled Loyola within one, 7-6, with a free-position goal to start the second half, before the Tigers regained their two-goal advantage with a score at 25:21.
Whiteford again rallied to cut the Greyhounds’ deficit to one at 15:11, but the Greyhounds would be unable to find their equalizer after that, falling to the Tigers, 8-7.
At the draw, Tabasso wona game-high seven draw controls, while senior Maddy Lesher led the defense with a game-high four caused turnovers.
Loyola will return to action on Saturday when it travels to Colgate for a noon contest.