May 1, 2011

Gavin Breaks Record, Loyola Rolls

from press release

- Loyola University Maryland senior Grace Gavin set the Loyola all-time points record with her 289th career point, part of her career high nine points, as the No. 7 Greyhounds defeated the University of Connecticut 17-10 in a BIG EAST Conference game on Senior Day at the Ridley Athletic Complex.

Gavin opened the scoring with a goal at 28 minutes, 51 seconds to give Loyola a quick 1-0 lead.

After the Huskies tied the score at one, Loyola went on a 5-0 run that included two goals by Gavin sandwiched around a Kelly Quinlan score. Taryn VanThof and Meg Decker completed the run, giving the Greyhounds a 6-1 lead with 18-12 remaining in the first half.

Gavin scored on a free-position shot with 14:07 remaining to tie the school record and give Loyola a 7-2 lead.

She then broke the record as she streaked down the left side and buried a pass from Abby Rehfuss for her fifth goal of the game at 6:37 to bump the lead to 8-2.

Rehfuss and Cara Filippelli scored as the two teams traded a pair of goals to finish the first half with Loyola leading 10-4.

Connecticut opened the second half with a 3-1 run surrounding a goal by Loyola's Marlee Paton off of a Gavin assist to close the score to 11-7.

After a free-position goal by the Huskies' M.E. Lapham at 20:22 closed the score to 11-7, Gavin controlled the draw and looped a pass over the Connecticut defense to Caroline Hager who scored on a breakaway just eight seconds later.

Lapham would score again for the Huskies at 19:12 before the Greyhounds would go on a 3-0 run with a goal by Marlee Paton, her second of the game, and two by Filippelli, both of which were assisted by Paton, to give Loyola a 15-8 lead with 4:21 remaining. Mary Heneberry and Filippelli scored followed two Connecticut goals to provide the final 17-10 score.

Gavin finished with a team-high with five goals and four assists. Filipelli also had four goals and Paton added two goals and two assists. Senior goalkeeper Meg Steffe earned her second win of the season, finishing with four saves, including two point-blank opportunities in the first half.

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