Aug. 29, 2006
Tempe, Ariz. - Despite the Sun Devil's holding just a 9-8 advantage in shots, the Loyola College women's soccer team fell to Arizona State by a score of 2-0 in the Greyhounds season opener Monday evening. Loyola falls to 0-1-0 on the 2006 season while the Sun Devils improved to 2-0-0.
The two teams held each other scoreless for the first half and the Sun Devils held just a 5-4 advantage in shots. Early in the second half, Dante Perea got ASU on the board off a pass from Liz Harkin. Perea's goal came just 3:44 into the second half.
Courtney Crane added the Sun Devil's insurance goal in the 81st minute off a cross from Alissa Oldenkamp.
Loyola certainly had its chances to score, recording a total eight shots to ASU's nine, but was unable to convert any of its chance to a goal. Junior Ty Glenn and freshman Christina Gomez each recorded two shots.
Freshman Brittany Henderson recorded two saves in her first career start for Loyola while Arizona State's Kim Bingham also recorded two saves.
The Greyhounds remain in Tempe, Ariz. For the remainder of the week and will play Saint Louis on Friday evening in the Sun Devil's Tournament.