Sept. 21, 2013
BALTIMORE - Annie Galvin’s game winning goal with less than a minute left in regulation lifted the College of the Holy Cross over Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer, 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Loyola (1-6-1) dropped its first-ever Patriot League contest to the College of the Holy Cross (1-5-2, 1-0 PL), as the Crusaders won their first game of the season and lead the series 1-0 at Ridley Athletic Complex.
With 36 seconds left Lindsey O’Neil made a short pass outside the box to Gina Righini who connected with Galvin and took a shot from five yards out to put the lone goal on the board for the Crusaders.
Holy Cross outshot Loyola 12-8, taking five shots alone in the first half.
The first opportunity for the Greyhounds came less than 10 minutes into action, as redshirt senior Katelyn McFadden saw an opportunity and took a shot 35 yards out from the goal, but Holy Cross’ goalkeeper Carly McCabe was there to make the save.
Freshman Nicole Wojcik stole the ball from Holy Cross and cut across the midfield from the left to right dribbling past defenders. She crossed the ball to Charlotte Miller who took the shot, but it sailed just above the cross bar.
Senior Didi Haracic made four saves in the first half, while McCable recorded one.
In the final 45 minutes Loyola took six shots, including one early in the second half, as Miler out ran two defenders to gain control of the loose ball. She took the shot from the middle of the box, but the ball went to the right of the goal.
After a foul on Holy Cross, sophomore Rosy Hayes took a free kick and sent the ball flying into the middle of the box. Freshman Nicole Wahlig positioned herself for the header, but the ball sailed past the goal post.
The Crusaders had back-to-back opportunities during the final 15 minutes, but were unable to capitalize until Galvin’s goal in the 89th minute.
The Greyhounds recorded six corner kicks, while Haracic played in goal for all 90 minutes with eight saves.
The Greyhounds set out for a trio of road games to finish up the 2013 non-conference schedule. Loyola will first travel to George Washington University on Tuesday, Sept. 24 for a 7 p.m. matchup.