UC Heads To Maryland For Weekend Draws With Loyola, Oregon

March 29, 2012

Game Notes

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati lacrosse team (3-4, 0-1 BIG EAST) heads to the state of Maryland for a pair of contests this weekend. It continues its BIG EAST slate against Loyola (5-3, 1-0 BIG EAST) on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m., followed by a neutral site contest against Oregon (6-4) on Sunday, April 1 at 12 p.m. at South River High School in Davidsonville, Md.

Loyola (Md.) has a 4-0 series lead against the Bearcats, while Oregon leads the all-time series 2-0.

Loyola is 5-3 after winning its BIG EAST opener to Georgetown, 15-14, on March 24. Marlee Paton leads the way for the Greyhounds with 27 points (17g, 10a).

The Ducks are 6-4 after defeating Davidson, 8-4, on March 27. Five players have recorded double-digit goals for Oregon, including Shannon Propst with a team-best 28 points (16g, 12a). Caroline Federighi and Salliebeth Finnegan have shared time in the net, while Federighi has posted a 9.01 GAA and .507 save percentage.

The University of Cincinnati lacrosse team was defeated by Louisville (3-6, 1-1), 18-7, in its BIG EAST opener on March 27 at Nippert Stadium. Senior Laura Simanski, freshman Megan Bell and junior Marissa Pierson each recorded two goals.

The Cardinals scored the first four goals of the game, while the Bearcats were unable to keep the ball out of the defensive end of the field. Bell put UC on the board with 23:39 remaining in the half, but UofL scored five-straight to keep the game out of Cincinnati's grasp.

After Louisville took the 13-2 lead at halftime, UC scored five goals and limited Louisville to the same amount in the final 30 minutes. UofL outshot Cincinnati, 33-18, while the Bearcats committed 13 more fouls than Louisville, 39-26.