Sept. 17, 2003
COLLEGE PARK, MD - With Hurricane Isabel looming on the horizon, Maryland defetead Loyola 1-0 in the rescheduled first game of the Maryland/adidas Classic at a Ludwig Field Wednesday night. Loyola fell to 1-5 with the loss while the Terps improved to 4-2-1.
Katie Ludwig's second-minute goal was the sole tally, though both teams had several good scoring opportunities in the second half. Ludwig received the ball near the 18-yard box on passes from Kimmy Francis and Simone Dekker and her blast deflected off a Loyola defender past keeper Erica Niemann into the lower right corner of the net.
"Our team played with tremendous effort tonight, on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field," head coach Joe Mallia said. "What we talked about prior to today's game, playing with intensity and organization, they did to a T. I was very proud of our play once again, we played with great tempo, rhythm,pace and created quality chances; we just need to put that one chance away."
The Greyhounds had two near-goals in the second half on a 64th minute header by Ashley Kramer that hit the crossbar and an 86th minute bender from Carolyn Kennington, the Hounds leading scorer, which also deflected off the crossbar.
The Terps outshot Loyola, 23-9 but shots on goal which much more comparable at 8-4. Junior Erica Niemann made seven saves to Kristen Barnhill's four.
With the win, Maryland moves to 8-0 all-time versus Loyola and has outscored the Hounds 25-3.
Projected inclement weather from Hurricane Isabel forced the rescheduling of the first two games of the tournament. The second game between William & Mary against the University of Tennessee will take place Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Ludwig Field. Action is scheduled to continue Saturday from SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. when Loyola takes on William & Mary at 5 p.m. and concludes with the Terps taking on the No. 23 Lady Vols at 7:30 p.m.