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Loyola women drop opener to No. 8 UVA, 10-9

By: Amanda Ghysel

Sophomore Taryn VanThof netted a hat trick in Loyola's season opener but it was not enough as the Greyhounds lost to No. 8 Virginia, 10-9.

Sophomore Taryn VanThof netted a hat trick in Loyola’s season opener but it was not enough as the Greyhounds lost to No. 8 Virginia, 10-9.

Loyola women’s lacrosse began their season Saturday afternoon with a 10-9 loss to No. 8 at Ridley Athletic Complex.

The Greyhounds and the Cavaliers had each gotten on the board less than 2:30 into the game, with redshirt sophomore Taryn VanThof netting the first for Loyola and senior Caroline McTiernan capitalizing for Virginia on a free position opportunity.

The score would be even twice more during the first half, with Loyola taking the lead with goals from sophomores Kara Burke and Hannah Schmitt but Virginia answered each with goals from junior Dana Boyle and sophomore Casey Blocket, respectively.

The first multi-goal lead of the game came when the Greyhounds netted a pair of goals, the second coming from sophomore Molly Hulseman with 7:44 remaining in the half, despite the Hounds being short a player after a penalty to freshman Katrina Geiger.

However, UVA would answer moments later with a goal from junior Ashlee Warner, bringing the score to 5-4. With 0.3 seconds left in the half, the Cavs looked to tie the score on a free position attempt, but Hounds’ goalkeeper freshman Molly Wolf came up with a big stop to preserve Loyola’s lead going into the locker room. Wolf finished the game with 11 saves.
The Cavs, however, would open the second half with four unanswered goals in the first five minutes of play, two of which came from Blocket, earning her a hat trick.

The Hounds’ first goal of the half came with 23:27 remaining when VanThof recovered the ball from a scrum in front of the net and buried it past the Virginia keeper. VanThof would earn a hat trick of her own just over four minutes later when she used a free position to bring the Hounds back within one.

Junior Marlee Paton would have a good look moments later, but her shot was deflected just over the net.

Virginia would push its lead back to two with 15:20 to go when sophomore Morgan Stephens slid one past Wolf unassisted.

Paton, Loyola’s leading scorer last season, finally found the back of the net, capitalizing on the Hounds’ extra-man opportunity.

Loyola would win the ensuing draw control and bring the ball into the Virginia end. Paton then sent a pass up to sophomore Sydney Thomas, who impressively put the ball away as she was tumbling to the ground, knotting the score at nine.

However, a yellow card to sophomore Hannah Schmitt would result in an extra-man opportunity for the Cavaliers. With 5:29 to go, Boyle would net what would become the game-winning goal.
As time ticked down, the Greyhounds hustled for one last attempt, but the Cavaliers maintained possession in the Loyola end and the final score would read 10-9 in favor of Virginia.

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