March 29, 2014

Women's Lacrosse Falls To #15 Loyola (Md.), 19-5

BALTIMORE, Md. – Sophomore Kate Martino (Summit, N.J.) tallied three goals as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team dropped a contest to No. 15 Loyola (Md.), 19-5, on Saturday afternoon at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Patriot League action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 5-7 overall (3-2 PL), while the Greyhounds improve to 8-4 overall (4-0 PL). 

In the match, Martino recorded a hat--trick while Loyola's Molly Hulseman, Marlee Paton, Kara Burke and Maddy Blakeman combined for 14 of the Greyhounds' goals. Hulseman and Paton each netted four while Burke and Blakeman recorded three each. 

The first half opened with Loyola scoring three quick goals and taking a comfortable lead. Pato got on the board twice with the first two, followed by Burke. Martino then put the Crusaders up on the board, but Loyola answered with two additional tallies by Hulseman and Ali Habicht to further the lead. Martino then notched her second of the game followed by two more Loyola goals by Burke and Hulseman, before Martino netted her third. Loyola's Burke and Annie Thomas followed with goals of their own. As the clock dwindled down, sophomore Margie Smith (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) gave the Crusaders their fourth goal, but the half ended with back-to-back marks by Paton and a 11-4 score in favor of the Greyhounds. 

Sophomore Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored the lone goal for the Crusaders in the second half as the Greyhounds added eight marks to make for a final score of 19-5. Hulseman scored the first two for the Greyhounds, followed by one by Concilio and two by Sydney Thomas. The final four goals gave Blakeman a hat trick and gave Taryn VanThof her lone goal of the game. 

Holy Cross senior goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made six saves in each half totaling 12 while Loyola's Taylor Caldwell and Molly Wolf split the time in net for the Greyhounds. Wolf made one save in the first while Caldwell made six saves in the second to combine for seven total saves. The Greyhounds outshot the Crusaders 37-18 in the game. Holy Cross picked up 19 ground balls as Loyola posted 24. The Greyhounds secured 19 draw controls and the Crusaders tallied seven. 

The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, April 2 when they travel to Newton, Mass., to play No. 5 Boston College at 5:00 p.m. 

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