Sept. 20, 2003
GERMANTOWN, MD - The Loyola College women's soccer team suffered another tough loss, 2-1 to William & Mary Saturday evening in the final round of the Maryland/adidas Classic. The Greyhounds fell to 1-6 on the season while the Tribe improved to 4-3-1.
Loyola dominated much of the first half of play, controlling the tempo and pace of the game. The Greyhounds created numerous chances for goals, outshooting William & Mary 12-3 and scoring the first goal of the game within the first eight minutes of play.
Courtney Arikian crossed the ball from the right side of the net to Katie Elliott who then tapped it along to Jeannetta McGettigan for the goal at 7:40. Neither team would score for the remainder of the first half.
The second half was more evenly matched, with William & Mary gaining speed. The Tribe picked up it momentum at 69:18 when Taline Tahmassian tallied the game tying goal. That momentum proved to be enough for William & Mary as they went on to score the game winner at 77:07 on a goal from Trica Cooper. The assist was credited to Tara Flint.
Loyola keeper Erica Niemann was credited with seven saves in the contest while William & Mary's Nikki Villott tallied five.
The Greyhounds return to action on Friday, Sept. 26 at Rutgers. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.