Missouri Rallies To Beat Women's Soccer In Double OT

Sept. 17, 2010

Final Stats

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nichole Schiro scored two first-half goals for Loyola University Maryland, but the University of Missouri rallied to tie the game in the second half, and Haley Krentz scored 1:03 into the second overtime to give the two-time defending Big 12 Champion Tigers a 3-2 non-conference victory on Friday night.

"We executed our game plan brilliantly tonight, scoring on some of the chances we had in the first half," Head Coach Katherine Vettori said. "We held the lead until there were about 20 minutes left, and Missouri took it to us. Our back line is getting better and more organized every game."

Schiro put the Greyhounds (2-5-1 overall) on the board in the 28th minute with a goal at the 28:13 mark. Lina Staropoli took a free kick from 35 yards out that was saved by Missouri's Paula Pritzen. The ball bounced clear of Pritzen, and Schiro cleaned it up with a goal on the second chance to put Loyola in the lead, 1-0.

Staropoli was credited with the assist on the goal, moving her into a tie for fifth in career assists at Loyola with 17.

The sophomore struck again in the 42nd minute. Taylor Bryant won the ball in the midfield and pushed it outside to Katelyn McFadden who crossed Alex Reed.

Reed served the ball into the box where Schiro headed it in at 41:06, marking the second time this season she's scored two goals in the same half. She also accomplished the feat in the season-opener against Towson on August 21.

The Tigers (2-3-2) looked to get a goal back at the end of the first half, sending a flurry of corner kicks into the box and shots on goal, but the Greyhounds turned away each attempt.

Ippolito made saves on three shots, and a fourth was blocked by a Loyola defender, in the final minute of the first 45, sending the teams into halftime with the Greyhounds up, 2-0. Ippolito finished the first half with six saves, as Missouri outshot Loyola, 11-4.

Missouri evened the score, however, with a pair of goals late in the second half. Kendra Collins put a header on a Dominique Richardson corner kick to score the Tigers' first goal at 75:38, and Alysha Bonnick tied the game at 2-2 with a goal at 81:26.

Kretz ripped a shot and scored the game-winner 1:03 into the second overtime.

Ippolito finished with 10 saves, and the Greyhounds' defense added a team save, as Missouri tallied 25 shots in the match.

Loyola continues its final regular-season non-conference road trip on Sunday when it takes on Saint Louis at 1 p.m. (Central)/2 p.m. (Eastern).