The women’s lacrosse team’s NCAA Tournament run ended Sunday with a 13-7 loss to No. 1 Loyola (17-1) at the Greyhounds’ home field in Maryland.
Loyola led the second round NCAA Tournament contest from start to finish, holding the Bulldogs (14-4) scoreless for the first 13 minutes of the game.
Loyola’s goalkeepers, Kim Lawton and Cindy Nicholaus, split time and combined for 10 saves.
Miles Whitman ’04, Yale’s first team All-Ivy midfielder, led the Elis with three goals and one assist on the day. Whitman’s goal at 12:31 of the first half put the Elis on the board and pulled them within two goals of the Greyhounds, 3-1.
Fellow All-Ivy first-teamer Sarah Queener ’03 scored to bring the Elis within one, 3-2, but Yale would get no closer.
The Greyhounds’ Stephanie Walker answered with back-to-back unassisted goals that gave Loyola a 5-2 edge by the end of the first half.
The Greyhounds started the second half just as hot, scoring four straight goals in under three minutes of play to put the game away.
Second-team All-Ivy selection Clarissa Clarke ’03 scored twice for the Elis. Second-team All-Ivy goalkeeper Amanda Laws ’03 had 3 saves, and her heir between the posts, Lonnie Sarnell ’06, had 5.
The Greyhounds outshot the Bulldogs 23 to 19, and also held a 27 to 13 edge in groundballs.
With the win, Loyola advances to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final Four.
Yale defeated Syracuse 12-7 Thursday to advance to the second round.