Miami Tops Women's Soccer, 2-0

Aug. 31, 2003

Final Stats BOCA RATON, FL - Loyola had several chances to score off breakaway opportunities but failed to but points on the board in a 2-0 loss to Miami Sunday afternoon at the Florida Atlantic Kickoff Tournament. The Greyhounds fall to 0-2 on the season while the Hurricanes improved to 2-0.

"The score really does not reflect how we played today, I thought we played incredibly well," head coach Joe Mallia said. "A good deal of credit goes to Miami's keeper, she made some great saves in breakaway situations but I feel that if we continue to play the way we played this weekend, with a lot of heart and drive, we'll have a very successful season ahead of us."

Loyola's defense held the Hurricane's scoreless for the first 31 minutes of play before Gitana Gotay scored an unassisted goal at 34:21. Lindsey Yach added the insurance goal at 71:44 when she took a cross from the left of the goal from Jackie Garcia and headed the ball past Loyola keeper, Erica Niemann.

The Greyhounds did not fail to work the ball around the field, taking nine shots and creating several possible chances to score. Hurricane goalkeeper Alex Alford stopped several shots in breakaway situations in the shutout. Freshman Carolyn Kennington took six shots, five on goal for Loyola in her second collegiate appearance.

Niemann made five saves in her 81 minutes of play before being relieved by sophomore Kate Gilfillan. It was Gilfillan's first appearance after being sidelined her freshman season due to injury.

Loyola returns to action next Friday, Sept. 5 at 5:00 CDT in Baton Rouge, LA. The Greyhounds are taking part in Louisiana State's tournament, first facing McNeese State.