Women's lacrosse roundup: Loyola defeated, 14-8, by Duke
From Sun staff reports|
May 13, 2016 | 11:29 PM
The Loyola Maryland women's lacrosse team fell to Duke, 14-8, in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday night.
Senior Maddy Blakeman, junior Cami Whiteford (Severn) and redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso led the Greyhounds (14-6) with two goals each, while sophomore Hannah Savage and freshman Hannah Powers added one goal and one assist each.
For Duke (11-8), Kyra Harney led all players with four goals and five points, while Olivia Jenner won 10 draw controls.
Whiteford scored the game's first two goals, but the Blue Devils responded with a five-goal run to turn their deficit into a 5-2 advantage with 15:08 to play in the opening half.
Blakeman finished a pass from Savage at 10:54 to extend her scoring streak to 20 games, but Duke maintained its three-goal advantage by scoring at 6:49. Tabasso's goal at 2:12 cut the Greyhounds' deficit to 6-4 going into halftime.
The Blue Devils stretched their lead to 8-4 with back-to-back goals by the 23:46 mark, but Powers and Blakeman scored unassisted within a minute of each other to bring Loyola to within 8-6 with 20:11 left to play.
Duke answered one minute later and added four goals by the six-minute mark to extend its lead to seven, 13-6.
Massachusetts 13, Princeton 12, OT: Eileen McDonald scored the game-winner with 2:23 left in overtime as the Minutewomen (19-1) topped the Tigers (11-6) at Cornell.
Princeton's Olivia Hompe scored the tying goal with eight-tenths of a second left in regulation to force overtime.
The game was tied eight times and had nine lead changes. Erika Epp had a game-high four goals for UMass, and Hompe finished with two to lead 11 Tigers in scoring.