Sept. 12, 2006
College Park, Md. - Loyola senior Carolyn Kennington helped the Greyhounds to a 1-0 win over Maryland Tuesday night at Ludwig Field. The win is the Greyhounds first victory over the Terrapins in program history. Loyola earned its first win over the season and improved to 1-3-1. Maryland fell to 2-3-1.
Freshman goalie Brittany Henderson helped keep the Terps off the board in the first half, thwarting seven Maryland shots and recording saves on five. The Greyhound offense had opportunities to break a 0-0 tie late in the first half. With 10 minutes left to play in the first half the ball got into the box to freshman Christina Gomez. Gomez sent the ball towards the goal but her chance was knocked away by Terps goalie Nikki Resnick. And with under 30 seconds left in the half, the Greyhounds earned back to back corners taken by Kennington but were unable to convert on either.
Loyola came into the second half confident and in control outshooting Maryland16-8. Theresa Ferraina posted the first scoring chance when her shot was blocked six minutes in. Ferraina rebounded her own blocked shot and booted another towards the goal but Resnick got there just in time. Kennigton took a blast from 30 yards out at in the 69th minute but it was punched over the net by Resnick. Seconds later, Kennington sailed a corner into the box where Courtney Arikian headed it towards the goal only to be batted away once again by Resnick. The `Hounds continued to pressure the goal for the next several minutes before a shot by Gomez bounced was blocked and bounced back into the box were Kennington got her foot on it and beat Resnick for the 1-0 Loyola lead in the 80th minute.
Henderson ended the game with a career-high six saves while Resnick was credited with 10. Loyola outshot the Terps 22-15 for the game.
The Greyhounds host their home opener Sunday when they face Richmond at 1:00 on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.