Women's Soccer Wins Battle Of Baltimore

Sept. 14, 2014

Final Stats

TOWSON, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team used two first half goals to go undefeated in the Battle of Baltimore and top Mount St. Mary's University, 2-0, Sunday.

The Greyhounds improved to 4-4 on the season, with all of their victories coming via shutouts

"It's good to get two wins this weekend, " said Head Coach Naomi Meiburger. "I'm happy with where the team is now as we head into conference play. I give credit to Mount St. Mary's; they battled in the second half and made it difficult for us."

Rosy Hayes found an opening 18 yards out and took a shot in the eighth minute, but Mount St. Mary's goalie Rachel Bourne punched out the attempt. Sophomore Maddie Boccio found the rebound and finished the play for the Greyhounds' first goal of the afternoon.

In the 20th minute, Mount St. Mary's attempted a clear that was blocked by the Greyhounds. Redshirt junior Jessica Van Dyke found the breakaway ball and scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season, making it 2-0 Loyola.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, the Mount looked cut the deficit to one on a loose ball in the box. Morgan Crable and Nicole Wahlig kicked it out a number of times, but the Mountaineers' offense continued to find opportunities.

In a final attempt, a Mount St. Mary's shot hit the post, but senior goalkeeper Colleen Folan covered the ball and thwarted the effort.

In the 65th minute, Van Dyke tried for her second goal of the contest. The forward beat her defender and took a shot just inside the box, but Mount St. Mary's goalkeeper Vicky Cocozza was there for the save.

The ball bounced off her chest, and Van Dyke nearly had another opportunity, but Cocozza was there to cover the second attempt and the Greyhounds maintained the two-goal lead.

Folan had three saves, recording her fourth shutout of the season and second in as many games. Both teams took 11 shots, while The Mount held a 2-1 advantage in corners.

Kelsey Targarona, Kelly Santangelo, Crable and Boccio were named to the Battle of Baltimore All-Tournament team. Other selections included Kristyn Hubbard, Natalia Pinkney and Nicole Nicholas from Towson; Paige Preston and Lilly Rydon from UMBC and Cia Makrigiorgos and Nicole Valley from Mount St. Mary's.

The Greyhounds open Patriot League action on the road against College of the Holy Cross, Saturday, Sept. 20. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.