Piscataway, N.J. (April 21, 2013) – Rutgers women’s lacrosse fell to No. 13 Loyola (Md.), 10-4, Sunday afternoon at the RU Turf Field. Before the game, the Scarlet Knights honored six seniors – Stephanie Anderson (Wading River, N.Y.), Aimee Chotikul (Baltimore, Md.), Lily Kalata (Nesconset, N.Y.), Annie McGinley (Mooretown, N.J.), Rachel Schneeberger (Watertown, N.Y.), and Rachel Welch (Medford, N.J.).
RU (9-6, 1-5) was able to match Loyola (9-6, 5-1) in shots, taking 25 – including 18 on frame – to LU’s 26 attempts. The Scarlet Knights were unable to connect, however, as the Greyhounds would never trail.
Freshman Halley Barnes (Garnet Valley, Pa.) led the charge for Rutgers, posting two goals on free position attempts. Loyola was led by Marlee Paton with three scores and an assist.
Loyola posted the first three goals to take a 3-0 lead with 7:25 to play. Rutgers answered under a minute later, as Barnes sent a laser free position shot to pull the Scarlet Knights within two, 3-1. Loyola added a free position goal before Chrissy Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) rolled to the cage and blasted a shot past the Greyhound goalie at the 4:50 mark.
The Greyhounds scored the final two points before the break to take a 6-2 advantage into the break.
Loyola opened the second half with three-straight scores to open up its largest lead, 9-3. The Scarlet Knights would score two of the final three points – an unassisted blast from junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) and a FPG from Barnes, but it would not be enough to overcome the Greyhounds.
Kalata made nine saves in her final home game between the pipes.
Rutgers hits the road for the final two games of conference play. RU will face Louisville and Cincinnati next weekend. The Scarlet Knights and Cardinals will square off on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
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