Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/3/21
From Press Release
In a battle of unbeaten Patriot League teams, Lehigh jumped out to leads of 1-0, 3-1 and 4-2, but Loyola used a 5-0 first-half run to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish as the Greyhounds downed the Mountain Hawks, 15-11 on Saturday afternoon.
Philly grads made key contributions for Loyola as Emily Wills (Agnes Irwin) scored three goals and Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll) led the defense with three draw controls, a groundball and a caused turnover. No. 13 Loyola is 7-2 overall and 4-0 in the league.
The Mountain Hawks fall to 4-3 on the season, 3-1 in the league and 2-1 against the South Division. Three Lehigh players scored double-figure goals, led by graduate student Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) and sophomore Katia Carnevale, who each recorded hat tricks.
Dickey filled up the stat sheet, tallying five draw controls, two caused turnovers and a groundball to go with her three goals. Sophomore Gabby Schneider scored a goal and dished three assists for a team-high four points. Senior Cecily Redfern (Moravian Academy) had two goals, three groundballs, two caused turnovers and four draw controls. Senior Hannah Cermack recorded two assists, two groundballs and three draw controls. Sophomore Emma Eberhardt had a goal and assist as well.
Two consecutive Carnevale goals, both assisted by Cermack, gave the Mountain Hawks a 3-1 lead with 23:34 left in the first half. After graduate student Autumn Ryan put Lehigh in front 4-2, the Greyhounds scored the next five and eight of the next nine to take a 10-5 advantage late in the first half.
Lehigh wouldn’t go away quietly, responding with the next four goals, two of which were scored by Dickey, to pull within 10-9 more than midway through the second half. The Mountain Hawks’ defense wound up holding Loyola off the scoreboard for 22:08 before Livy Rosenzweig netted her second of the game, sparking a 3-0 Greyhounds’ run to take a 13-9 lead. Lehigh did score the next two to pull within 13-11, but Loyola scored twice in the game’s final 1:06 to erase any doubt.
The Greyhounds finished with a 28-20 edge in shots, 16-12 advantage in groundballs and 16-12 edge in draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Samantha Sagi made eight saves across a pair of Loyola goalkeepers, who combined for three.