"I thought today's match was one of the best performances we have had over 90 minutes," Head Coach Naomi Meiburger said. "I'm really happy with the performance of the players. I give the girls a lot of credit for their energy and commitment to sticking to the game plan."
Colgate (7-1-1, 2-0-0 Patriot League) scored three minutes into the first overtime. Catherine Williams put away the rebound of a saved shot by Loyola's Colleen Folan, to give the Raiders a one-goal win over the Greyhounds.
"We had quite a few opportunities to steal the moment and score in the first half," Meiburger said. "We did a good job keeping our composure and trying to make it difficult for Colgate, but I give them credit. They are a good team."
Loyola (4-5-1, 0-1-1) held offensive possession for the majority of the first 20 minutes, holding a 2-1 shot advantage in the first half. Junior Charlotte Miller gave the Greyhounds' their first opportunity to score in the fourth minute, but Colgate's Erin Cummings was there for the save.
The contest remained a battle in the midfield for the remainder of the first half, with neither team finding offensive opportunities for the final ten minutes.
Loyola's best opportunity to score came in the 71st minute. Redshirt junior Jessica Van Dyke found herself one-on-one with Cummings, but the goalkeeper smothered the ball and prevented the game-winning goal by the Greyhounds.
Folan played 93 minutes in goal for Loyola, recording a game-high four saves in her second-straight overtime contest.
The Greyhounds return to Ridley Athletic Complex on Wednesday to host the Bucknell Bison for a midweek matchup. Game time is set for 7 p.m.