Women's Soccer Tops Rider 3-0

Sept. 30, 2006

Box Score

Lawrenceville, N.J. - Three different Greyhounds scored to help the Loyola College women' soccer team to a 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win over Rider Saturday. Loyola improves to 2-5-2 overall and 1-0-0 in the conference while the Broncs fall to 2-5-2 on the season and 0-1-0 in the MAAC.

Senior Courtney Arikian gave the Greyhounds an early lead when she scored in the seventh minute of play. Arikian scored when classmate Carolyn Kennington was awarded a direct kick. Kennington got the ball into the box to Arikian who was able to head it past the Rider goalie for the early 1-0 lead.

The scored remained 1-0 at the close of the first half despite a 7-1 lead in shots by the Greyhounds.

Almost 15 minutes into the second half, Loyola padded its lead. Kennington passed the ball up field to freshman Colleen Kinealy found the back of the net for the 2-0 lead.

With just three minutes left to play, the Greyhounds added one more goal. Freshman Christina Gomez scored her first collegiate goal when she rebounded a shot by Kennington and beat Rider keeper Kim Carter.

The Greyhounds outshot the Broncs 19-6. Loyola also led in shots on goal, 13-3.

Freshman goalkeeper Brittany Henderson stopped three Rider shots in the shutout. Rider's Carter was credited with 10 saves.

With her goal today, Arikian moved from 10th place all-time in points to eighth place with 47 points. She also moved from ninth place in all-time goals to fifth place with 19 goals. Kennington, who holds the school records in points and assists improved both marks with three assists Saturday. She now has 81 career points and 25 career assists.

Loyola returns home next week to host three straight games. The first of those games is versus Lehigh on Tuesday, October 3 at 3:00.