Marist Gets Past Loyola Tennis
By: Natalia Angelo, Philip Reid-Francisco, Andrea Haimindra, Alexandria Carpenter, and Michael Bonitatibus
The Loyola University Maryland men’s and women’s tennis teams were both defeated by the Marist College in MAAC play at the Butler Courts on Sunday. The women’s team was edged 4-3 while the Red Fox men’s team handily defeated Loyola, 6-1. The Loyola men’s team fell to 2-2 in the MAAC and 11-6 overall while the women’s team suffers their first conference loss falling to 4-1 with an overall record of 16-6.
Despite the Greyhound’s loss, senior Rachel Janasek became just the fourth Greyhound women's tennis player to win 75 singles matches in a career. In doing so, she tied Kaitliin Russo, class of 2004, for third all-time in wins at Loyola.
Janasek was one of three Loyola players to win their singles matches Sunday, defeating Kelsey Raynor, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. She also tied her own school record with her 15th victory this season in No. 1 singles action.
The Red Foxes, however, also won three singles matches, as Erin McCarthy beat Scarlett Hoy, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 2 spot, Marielle Campbell beat Tiffany Ash, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 4, and Sabrina Tahir slid by Judy Lite, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 5 spot.
On the men's side, senior Kevin Zingler was the lone winner for the Greyhounds, defeating Will Reznek, 3-6, 6-2, 10-6, in the No. 3 spot for singles. “They are the best team in the MAAC right now so it’s definitely going to be a tough match for us. We’re going to give it our all and hope for the best,” Zingler added.
Sophomore Tiffany Ash put forth her insight on the teams further MAAC matches, “I know it will be close, but I think we will do pretty well. We just have to work hard at practice and believe we can pull out a win.”
“Next weekend, we have St. Peters and Fairfield both away. St Peter’s is a must win for us in order to get to the MAAC tournament. Fairfield is the second best team in the MAAC so that will be a tough one, but maybe an upset would be nice,” said junior Bobby Gorczakowski.
Academics and Athletics with Adriana Mason
By Natalia Angelo and Ali Carpenter
Name: Adriana Mason
Athletic Academic advisor for the Men's and Women's lacrosse team.
Question: Do the Men's and Women's lacrosse teams work hard in the classroom?
Which players in your opinion have been standing out the most this season leading the Greyhounds victory outside of the classroom?
"Absolutely! They always work hard both on the field and off the field."
"For the Men's team Mike Sawyer #4 has been putting the ball in the back of the net consistently. For the Women's team freshman Hannah Schmitt #14 and Annie Thomas #17 have been contributing on the offense end in positive ways a lot so far this season."
Inside Scoop of Greyhound Lacrosse with Daren Artuso
By Natalia Angelo and Ali Carpenter
Name: Daren Artuso
Loyola Women's Lacrosse
A flurry of goals in the second half leads NO. 20 JMU to a win over NO. 12 Loyola on Saturday, March 17.
The Loyola Women’s Lacrosse team traveled down to JMU for a rival game on Saturday. It was a beautiful sunny day in Harrisburg for the two teams to play. The two schools have been playing each other sense 1982. The lady greyhounds are 25-14 in the overall standings between the two schools and have won the last three meetings between them, but today the Bulldogs pushed passed Loyola with an 11-6 win.
James Madison (4-3) key players each scored 2 goals, Casey Ancarrow, Annie Brophy, Caitlin McHugh and Amy Roguski . JMU came out fighting and would not rest until they had the win in their hands. Relying on their experienced attack was the strategy for the bulldogs and worked well for them as they came up with a huge win.
Freshman Annie Thomas had a great day for the hounds. Thomas had her second career hat trick of the season. She has been a real asset to the team on the attacking end and continues to step up in every game. She says “ I think that we shot the ball very well in the first half and came up with some key draw controls that gave us some good possession, but after halftime I think that we came out unfocused. We didn’t keep our energy up and let them right back into the game.” Marlee Paton a sophomore also scored two goals, a Junior Cass Cursaro tallied one goal, while another freshman Sydney Thomas added an assist.
The lady hounds started off right by quickly scoring 3 goals to JMU’s 1 within the first three minutes of the game. They held the Bulldogs to only 3 goals in the first half, by playing solid defense and smart disciplined attack. The hounds went into half time with a lead of 5-3 but that soon ended when JMU came out for the second half. The Bulldogs scored a quick 7 goals in the beginning of the second half to put the hounds under.
The defense for Loyola had an impressive game with Kerry Stoothoff leading the way with 8 saves 4 in the first half and 4 in the second half. Seniors Ana Heneberry and Kellye Gallagher had good days with a series of caused turnovers that would give the Greyhounds a chance to fight back against the attacking Bulldogs. The clock wound down before the Greyhounds could overcome the Bulldogs.
The Greyhounds start their conference play on Saturday March 24, 2012 at 4 pm at jesuit rival Georgetown.
Ohio State Buckeyes too much for Loyola Greyhounds to handle
The Loyola Greyhounds got off to a huge start by taking a 5-1 lead in the first two minutes of the game after an authoritative dunk from junior forward, Erik Etherly, and a three pointer by sophomore guard, Dylon Cormier. However, as the game progressed the Buckeyes took complete control of the game leading by as much as 20 points with five minutes left in the second half, never letting the Greyhounds get closer to an 11 point deficit for the game's entirety.
Ohio State's sophomore forward, Deshaun Thomas, put up a career-high 31 points and snatched 12 rebounds, while senior guard, William Bufords', 17 points and sophomore forward, Jared Sullingers', 12 points and 11 rebounds helped to dominate the Greyhounds inside the paint with a 49-24 rebound advantage. Erik Etherlys' 19 points and seven rebounds, along with Dylon Cormiers' 14 points and three rebounds were just too little and too late to help save the Greyhounds from elimination.
Although the Loyola Greyhounds were new to the NCAA tournament experience, so were their fans who attended and those who watched the game back on campus. Amanda Savas, a sophomore who attended the game, said she was proud of her team and how far they made it this year. "It was such a tough defeat after the great performance by our guys, but I'm sure the experience will only make us better next year," she said. Rachael Lobo, a sophomore who watched the game in her dorm, said she liked her team's chances of winning the game because of how well they played all season. "Even though it was saddening to see our guys leave so early, I thought we played really well against such a high seed and powerful team," she said.
Ultimately, the Loyola Greyhounds have much to learn with their new and refreshed experience of the NCAA tournament. Next year they will only be losing one of their starters, senior forward Shane Walker, showing how durable this young team is and how well prepared they will be. Nonetheless, this new start not only has the Loyola Greyhounds rejuvenating basketball spirit, but also school spirit. Fr. Brian Linnane, university president of Loyola Maryland, said, "It surely brings the whole campus together just as I think it brings the city together. It's just really exciting to have someone local in the dance."
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