Oct. 15, 2010
BALTIMORE - Sophomore Nichole Schiro scored a pair of goals in the game's first 7 minutes, 22 seconds, and the Loyola University Maryland defense kept Fairfield University scoreless as the Greyhounds recorded a 2-0 shutout Friday night at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.
Schiro put the Greyhounds (6-8-2 overall, 2-3-0 MAAC) on the board exactly six minutes in, scoring on a floating shot into the upper left corner.
Kelly Farrell served a soft pass from near the 50 to the top right corner of the 18 where Schiro beat Fairfield goalkeeper Kelly Boudreau and a Stags defender to the ball, touched it outside, turned a shot a floater that settled into the goal from 20 yards out.
Eighty-two seconds later, Schiro doubled the Greyhounds' lead with her second score of the contest and 12th of the season. This time, Kelly Thomas sent a high pass down the left sideline, and Schiro used a spin move to navigate around a Stags defender. Schiro touched the ball a few times and ripped a shot inside the far post.
From there, Loyola's defense held Fairfield to just eight shots in the game and three on goal. Danielle Ippolito made save on all three shots on frame.
"I am thrilled with the way that Kelsey Donohue, Jessie Knight and Lina Staropoli played on the back line," Head Coach Katherine Vettori said. "And, Kelly Farrell and Kelly Thomas did a great job of supporting. We put together a very solid, full 90 minutes."
Fairfield (6-6-2, 2-1-1) put together a pair of chances in the 38th minute as Lauren Reilly and Rachel Madasci took shots on goal that Ippolito saved.
Loyola outshot the Stags, 13-8, and the Greyhounds earned five corner kicks to Fairfield's two. Boudreau made five saves for the Stags.
Loyola plays its final home game of the regular season on Sunday when it hosts Iona at Ridley Athletic Complex at 1 o'clock. Prior to the game, the Greyhounds' four seniors - Farrell, Thomas, Knight and Staropoli - will be honored.