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Women’s Lacrosse falls to Princeton, trounces Lafayette in back-to-back road games


The No. 10 women’s lacrosse team snapped their five-game winning streak on the road against No. 15 Princeton, starting slow out of the gate and never fully recovering in a 14-10 loss. Elli Kluegel ’21 led the Greyhounds in scoring with four goals, and Livy Rosenzweig ’21 also contributed four points with two goals and two assists. Sam Fiedler ‘21 had a goal and an assist, and Jillian Wilson ’22 also scored once. Taylor VanThof ’19 and Hannah Powers ’19 each finished with two points, scoring two goals and two assists respectively.

Princeton’s Elizabeth George had five goals and an assist, and Kathryn Hallett scored four times to bring their team to 8-3.

The Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 lead early, and remained in front for the rest of the contest. George opened with the first two tallies. Tess D’Orsi made it 3-0 five minutes in, then Kyla Sears scored her first. George completed her hat trick a few minutes later, followed by an Izzy Mangan goal to give the home team a six-goal advantage. Each goal was unassisted.

The Hounds finally got on the board at 16:43 with a goal from Wilson, but Princeton responded with two more from George and Hallett. This pattern repeated itself when Rosenzweig gave Loyola its second goal, then Mangan and Hallett added two more for Princeton unassisted.

Kluegel scored with 13 seconds before the half, making the score 10-3 as the teams headed back to their locker rooms. Loyola got a scoring opportunity early in the second half on a Princeton penalty, and Powers found Kluegel to capitalize.

But Princeton continued to expose matchup problems in the Loyola defense, as Sears and Hallett tacked on two more unassisted goals. Fiedler got her offense back on track with her first goal, then assisted VanThof to make it 12-6 with 11:31 to go. Hallett scored her fourth and final goal at 9:51, making it 13-6 when Loyola finally found some rhythm on offense. Rosenzweig and Keugel scored unassisted goals separated by 30 seconds, then Fiedler assisted VanThof on a man-up goal. Keugel scored her fourth to make it 13-10 with 2:32 to go, but George snatched away all hopes of a comeback with her fifth goal, ending the late rally with a 14-10 final score.

The Hounds were back on the road on Saturday for a conference matchup against Lafayette, and this time around there was no slow start. Loyola put out their most balanced offensive performance of the year, which saw 11 Greyhounds score on the way to a 21-9 victory. After this week’s games, they are 10-4 overall and sit at the top of the Patriot League at 6-0.

Fiedler led all scorers with five goals and an assist, and Powers tied her career-high with seven assists. VanThof and Rosenzweig each scored a hat trick and two assists, while Kluegel scored four times. Emily Cooper ’19 and Liz Scott ’21 each scored a pair of goals.

Wilson and Amanda Ignacio ’19 both scored a goal, while Holly Lloyd ’21 and Lindsey Erhardt ’19 added two and one assist.

Olivia Cunningham and Emma Novick put out strong performances for the Leopards, each scoring a hat trick.

Lafayette won the opening draw, but the Hounds immediately forced a turnover and Erhardt found Cooper for the first goal of the day. Fiedler then scored her first, but the home team hit back with a goal from Anna Stein. Fiedler took over the offense early, assisting on a Rosenzweig goal then scoring two more of her own to get an early hat trick.

Novick put in Lafayette’s second goal at 21:12, then Kluegel, Ignacio, VanThof, and Fiedler tacked on four in a row over the next seven minutes. A goal from Wilson was split by two scores by Lafayette, making the score 10-4 with 9:50 left in the half.

The Hounds ended the half strong, as Scott, VanThof, and Kluegel scored the final three goals to give their team a convincing 13-4 lead.

Lafayette struck first in the second half with Cunningham’s second goal, but Loyola added two more from the sticks of Rosenzweig and Cooper, making it 15-5. The Leopards finally managed to string together a couple goals, as Bella Alampi and then Novick scored. But the Hounds simply doubled up their opponent again, scoring four in a row from 17:56 to 11:32.

A commanding 19-7 lead was cut to 19-9 with Lafayette’s last two scores, from Cunningham and Novick respectively. Kluegel made it 20 at 2:36 and Rosenzweig made it 21 moments later, matching the team’s season-high in goals and ending the game on a high note.

The Hounds’ next contest is another mid-week matchup, this time against the visiting Bucknell Bison on Wednesday, April 17 at the Ridley Athletic Complex. The opening draw is at 7 p.m.

Feature image courtesy of Loyola Athletics

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