BOSTON - Freshman Julianna Cabrera recorded her first collegiate goal for the Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team Saturday afternoon, but Boston University was too much for the Greyhounds, as Loyola fell to the Terriers, 4-1, at Nickerson Field.
"Boston University is a good team," head coach Naomi Meiburger said. "There is a reason they are undefeated at home. Weather definitely played a factor today, but regardless, they were able to capitalize on a few of our mistakes. We need to learn from those mistakes and move forward."
Senior Charlotte Miller set up Cabrera's goal, sending a free kick into the box in the 70th minute. Cabrera got past the keeper and used the inside of her foot to find the back of the net and record the Greyhounds' lone goal of the contest.
Boston University (5-4-3 overall, 3-0-1 Patriot League) scored back-to-back goals late in the first half, first off a set piece in the 35th minute. Rachel Bloznalis sent a free kick into traffic five yards out where McKenna Doyle got a head on it for the Terriers' first goal of the afternoon.
Three minutes later, graduate student Colleen Folan saved a shot by BU's Jesse Shreck. The rebound bounced back into the box and Boston University's Alex Schlobohm caromed the ball to extend the Terrier's lead, 2-0.
Coming back from halftime, Doyle netted her second goal of the game in the 50th minute, connecting on a long pass from Julianna Chen in the center of the field. Doyle's shot curled under the crossbar and over the hands of Loyola's Sumer Rahe.
In the 66th minute, Rahe saved a shot from Boston University's Clare Pleuler, but the rookie goalkeeper was unable to maintain control of the ball and BU's Jenna Fisher was there to tap it in for the Terriers' fourth and final goal Saturday.
Boston University outshot Loyola 12-1, but the Greyhounds were able capitalize on their lone offensive drive.
Folan and Rahe split time in goal for Loyola (4-6-1, 2-1-1). The duo collected two saves each.
Loyola returns to action Saturday, Oct. 10, when the Greyhounds travel to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to take on Lehigh University at 7 p.m.