Oct. 11, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - A goal in the 38th minute by Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist Theresa Ferraina gave the Loyola women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over MAAC rival Siena Sunday afternoon at the Greyhounds' Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. Loyola improved to 9-4-2 and 5-0-0 in the MAAC with the win while Siena fell to 10-3-0 and 4-2-0 in the conference.
Loyola is undefeated in its last 24 MAAC regular season games (18-0-6), the second longest streak in school history (45 games from October 21, 2001-October 27, 2006).
After gathering the ball in the Siena offensive side, freshman Nichole Schiro delivered a pass to junior Taylor Santypal. Santypal fired a long pass down the left wing and Ferraina beat a charging Saints goalkeeper Laura Ettinger to the ball and lofted the shot over her head and into the net.
The score gives Ferraina 22 career goals, which ties her for fifth all-time with senior Christina Gomez. With two more points, the graduate student jumped into the top five in the category with 59, tying her for fourth with Krystin Porchella (1994-97).
Brittany Henderson made two saves on breakaways and another in the final 30 seconds of the game to preserve the victory. The senior goalkeeper made four saves in her sixth shutout of the season and third straight clean sheet.
Ettinger made three saves for the Saints.
The teams both recorded nine shots on the day and Siena held a 2-0 advantage on corner kicks.
Loyola will look to extend its seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) next weekend when it travels to Iona and Fairfield for a pair of MAAC conference matches. The `Hounds are 17-1-2 all-time against the Gaels and 7-0-1 at Iona. Loyola owns a 13-8-7 series advantage over the Stags and is 5-5-3 all-time at Fairfield.