Sept. 19, 2010
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Saint Louis University took two shots saved off the line by the Loyola University Maryland defense, and the teams battled to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon in women's soccer non-conference action at Hermann Stadium.
The Billikens (1-4-4 overall) took two shots on goal in the final minute that were past Loyola goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito, but a Loyola defender cleared both away from danger.
Ippolito made four saves in the game for Loyola (2-5-2).
"Joie McLaughlin, Taylor Santypal and Taylor Bryant had great games for us," Head Coach Katherine Vettori said. "Joie really stood out, and our back four were good again. We need to continue to get better at attacking in numbers. We had some things going, but we couldn't finish our chances. We need to get our attack going."
Neither Saint Louis, nor the Greyhounds, were took a shot in the second overtime until Jessica Lopez hit one wide of the goal in the 108th minute for the Billikens.
Jenny Hummert went one-on-one on a breakaway and got around Ippolito with 24 seconds left, but McLaughlin cleared it off the back line.
The Billikens did, however, earn a corner kick on that play that Emily Kryzer sent into the box. Kristyn Gawin put a boot on the ball for Saint Louis, sending a shot on goal that Gianna Mangionen cleared away from danger with just three second left in the match.
The game was Loyola's fourth in a row that went into overtime. The Greyhounds are 1-1-2 in those affairs.
Loyola got a good chance in the first overtime as Bryant nodded a header on goal that was saved by Saint Louis' Katie Walsh in the 92nd minute.
Saint Louis took three shots following Bryant's attempt in the first overtime, but none were on goal.
The Billikens outshot Loyola, 19-12, in the match. Walsh made saves on all five of the Greyhounds' shots on goal. Saint Louis also had a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Loyola returns to the Ridley Athletic Complex to finish regular-season non-conference play this week. The Greyhounds host a soccer doubleheader on Wednesday as the women take on UMBC at 5 p.m., and the men's side takes on the Retrievers at 7 p.m. The women then host Mount St. Mary's on Friday at 7 p.m.