Women's Soccer Falls to No. 6 Maryland, 9-0

Aug. 22, 2011

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BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team lost in its home opener to No. 6 Maryland, 9-0, on Monday night at Ridley Athletic Complex in front of a crowd of 791.

The Greyhounds (0-2 overall) came out playing hard, but two goals within one minute of each other from Becky Kaplan and Olivia Wagner gave the Terrapins a 2-0 advantage in the 13th minute of play.

Maryland (2-0) would tally four more goals in the half to claim a 6-0 lead at the break. Kaplan finished the half with a hat trick, while Ashley Grove and Hayley Brock also added tallies. Preseason All-ACC selection Jasmyne Spencer had two assists.

Wagner added her second of the game 11:21 into the second half, converting on a free kick from steps outside the 18. Grove added a second with just over 13 minutes remaining in the game , taking a cross from Alex Doody, settling it off her body and shooting inside the near post for the Terrapins eighth goal of the evening.

Doody added the final goal with just over two minutes left off an Annesia Faulkner assist.

Sophomore goalkeeper Didi Haracic made several spectacular saves in the contest, finishing the game with six stops.

Sophomore Melissa Lookingland and junior Lauren Norcia each notched shots on frame. Sophomore Taylor Bryant played a strong second half in the midfield for the Greyhounds. 

Loyola gears up for a two-game road trip where the team will head to Boston, Mass., for games at Northeastern on Friday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. and at Boston University on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m.