April 28, 2013
BALTIMORE, Md.- University of Connecticut’s No. 17 lacrosse team fell in its regular season finale at No. 12 Loyola (10-7, 6-2 BE) on Sunday by a score of 13-7. The Huskies ended the regular season with the program’s best record as the team enters the postseason with a 13-3 overall mark and 5-3 in the BIG EAST.
The Huskies outshot the Greyhounds 25-24 on the day but Loyola freshman keeper Molly Wolf ended the day with 11 saves, while UConn’s freshman goalie Shannon Nee fell to 11-3 on the season following 53 minutes defending the net and five saves.
UConn entered halftime trailing 3-0 and was able to find the back of the net seven times in the second period but the Greyhounds tallied 10 second half goals to solidify the victory.
Continuing to lead the team was junior midfielder Lauren Kahn who scored three goals for the Huskies , while Alexandra Crofts, Carly Palmucci, Morgan O’Reilly and Emily Anderson each found registered a goal.
The Huskies earned 14 out of 22 draw controls on the afternoon with Anderson and Kacey Pippitt each notching four draw controls to lead the team.
The Huskies will begin the first postseason in program history on Thursday when the team will compete in the BIG EAST Championships. UConn earned the No. 4 seed in the tournament and will face top-seeded Syracuse on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.