Sept. 10, 2013
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team played UMBC to a 1-1 double-overtime tie Tuesday evening at Ridley Athletic Complex. The game was the third straight overtime contest for Loyola, and the second tie scenario for Retrievers this season.
The Greyhounds (1-2-1) had an opportunity to seal the victory in the final two minutes of overtime, but sophomore Gabrielle Tana's right-footed blast hit off the post bouncing off the hands of UMBC's goalkeeper, and eventually knocked out of bounds.
Loyola got on the board first in the 28th minute when Tana took a header from midfield and made a cross to senior Melissa Lookingland from the left side of the field. Lookingland played a through ball up the middle to Charlotte Miller, who bounced the ball of her chest and made a clean finish from about 10 yards out.
"I was pleased with how we played in the first half," head coach Katherine Remy Vettori said. "We came out and possessed the ball well, and moved it around to create a number of opportunities."
UMBC (2-2-2) found its equalizer in the 71st minute though, securing overtime. Lilly Rydon played a rebound outside to Morgan Taylor who sent a long cross to a streaking Victoria Burress. Burress sailed the ball above senior goalkeeper Didi Haracic for the Retrievers first goal of the contest.
Throughout the game, the Greyhounds outshot the Retrievers, 15-7, and held a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks. Senior Melissa Lookingland led Loyola with four shots, while Nicole Wahlig and Miller added an additional three shots each.
In goal Lauren Kadet made four saves for UMBC, while Haracic stopped three shots for Loyola.
The Greyhounds will return to action on Friday, Sept. 13, when they travel to Saint Joseph's for a 7 p.m. contest.