Oct. 2, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Senior Ali Andrzejewski needed just one goal to break Loyola women's soccer's all-time goals record, she opted for two in a 3-1 conference victory over Siena Sunday at Almunae Field. The Greyhounds remains undefeated in conference play with a 9-4-0 overall record and a 4-0-0 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Saints fall to 7-5-0 with the loss and 3-1-0 in league play.
The Greyhounds opened scoring at 31:39 when Ty Glenn dribbled in from the left corner and passed off to Ashley Kramer who was able to tip it into Courtney Arikian waiting in front of the goal. The score remained 1-0 through halftime.
Andrzejewski didn't wait long into the second half to break the record with an unassisted goal in the 49th minute of play when she easily beat her defender and pushed the ball just out of Siena goalie Patti Carroll's reach for the 2-0 lead.
Andrzejewski added to the Loyola lead at 61:32 when Arikian passed the ball off to her from the top of the box as she charged towards the goal. Andrzejewski's shot again was just out of reach for Carroll for the 3-0 Greyhound lead.
Siena was able to get on the board late in the game when Loyola goalie Amanda Piccirilli jumped to save a shot by Alicia Lackey and the ball deflected in off the top of her glove for the 3-1 final.
Andrzejewski, a Lutherville, Md. native, now holds the all-time record for points (67) and goals (30) after just 33 games as a Greyhound. She breaks the mark held by Becky Bieneman who played from 1999-2002 and held both records at 63 points and 28 goals.
The Greyhounds remain undefeated at home this season as well as improving their undefeated conference mark to 34 straight games.
Loyola held a 23-9 advantage in shots, 6-4 lead in corner kicks and 5-3 mark in saves. Picirrilli recorded five saves for the `Hounds while Carroll made all three of the Saints saves before being relieved by Carey Winkler late in the game.
The Greyhounds return to the road as they travel to Iona on Friday, October 8.