Sept. 28, 2008
Baltimore, Md. - Senior Theresa Ferraina bent a corner kick into the net at the 40:08 mark of the contest for the only goal of the match as the women's soccer team posted its second consecutive victory with a 1-nil shutout of American Sunday afternoon on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
The win came on the heels of Friday's 2-1 victory over Villanova and advanced Loyola's record to 2-5-2 on the season as MAAC play gets underway this weekend.
"The best part of today was to come off of Friday's emotional win, come back, not let down and put two (wins) in a row together," said Head Coach Katherine Vettori. "We did not play very pretty in the second half, but we got the job done."
Ferraina's fourth tally of the season capped a first half which saw the Greyhounds get off six shots while holding the Eagles without a shot attempt. Both of Ferraina's shots were on the goal as Loyola put six shots at Eagles goalkeeper Kelsey Wiggins.
American (3-6-1) exerted its most pressure in the second half as it got off its only two shots of the match, but the Greyhounds' defense stiffened and keeper Brittany Henderson made her only two saves of the contest. Junior Christina Gomez recorded Loyola's only two shots in the second half, one of which was placed on net and saved by Wiggins.
The Greyhounds finished with nine shots to American's two.
MAAC play commences this weekend as the Greyhounds host Iona Friday afternoon on Geppi-Aikens Field at 4:30 p.m.