May 11, 2014
From Loyola Athletic Communications
BOSTON - The No. 9/12 Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team saw its season come to an end Sunday afternoon at the BC Lacrosse Complex as the Greyhounds fell to seventh-seeded Boston College 8-3 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Junior Sydney Thomas led Loyola (15-6) with two goals, while classmate Hannah Schmitt had the other. Junior Taryn VanThof added an assist.
For Boston College (15-5), Covie Stanwick and Sarah Mannelly tallied three goals, while Kate Rich and Mikaela Rix added one goal each.
The Eagles scored the first goal of the game at 29:08, but the Greyhounds knotted the score at the 22-minute mark when Thomas stuck a pass from VanThof into the back of the net.
Boston College was able to string together four unanswered goals throughout a 15-minute span to take a 5-1 advantage before a goal from Schmitt pulled the Greyhounds within three at halftime, 5-2.
The Eagles opened the second half with a goal at 26:06 before scoring their second goal of the period at 10:13. A third-straight Boston College goal with 8:39 to play gave the Eagles an 8-2 advantage.
Thomas attempted to spark a comeback for the Greyhounds, netting her second goal of the day with 5:27 to play, but the Eagles regained possession and ran out the clock to preserve the win.
VanThof finished the game with five draw controls and two caused turnovers, while senior Ali Habicht had two caused turnovers.
In goal, sophomore Molly Wolf stopped nine shots.
Four Greyhounds - Molly Dickerson, Ali Habicht, Marlee Paton and Katherine Reinhard - wrapped up a remarkable career today. They helped Loyola to a four-year record of 57-24, including an astonishing 28-4 record in conference play. They also won three conference championships (BIG EAST in 2011 and 2012; Patriot League in 2014) and became the seventh class in program history to participate in the NCAA Tournament in four-straight years.