Sept. 23, 2005
Niagara, N.Y. - Senior Ali Andrzejewski scored 55 seconds into double-overtime to give Loyola a 2-1 win at Niagara on Friday afternoon. Andrzejewski, who scored both of Loyola's goals in the win, moves within six points of the school's all-time record and gives the `Hounds a 1-0 conference record this season.
Loyola, which has not lost in 39 consecutive league matches, found itself trailing the host Eagles in the 66th minute when Stephanie Conley deflected a rebound off the post and into the right corner of the goal. And despite its 28-5 advantage in shot attempts, the Greyhounds were in danger of starting the MAAC season 0-1.
It was a penalty kick at 85:11 that proved to be the equalizer. Andrzejewski, who didn't start the game for Loyola, took her first penalty kick of the season and forced overtime with her sixth goal of the season.
The Greyhounds got two shots off in the first overtime, but Niagara keeper Katy Owings, who finished the game with 13 saves, turned Loyola away. Andrzejewski, however, quickly countered in the second extra session, and with assists from Ashley Kramer and Carolyn Kennington, fired a bullet from 15-yard out for the win.
For Andrzejewski, who now has 25 goals and 57 career points, is three goals shy of the Loyola record held by Becky Bieneman and six points back of Bieneman's points record. Andrzejewski's multi-goal effort is also her third this season.
The Greyhounds improve to 5-4 overall and continue conference action this Sunday at Canisius. Their match with the Golden Griffins begins at 1 p.m.