Oct. 16, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola senior Naomi Daniels' goal after 54 minutes of play was all the Greyhounds would need to earn a 1-0 victory over Manhattan and remain undefeated in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's soccer action Sunday. The win gives Loyola a 13-4-0 overall record and with one regular season match-up left, an 8-0-0 mark in the league. The Jaspers fall to 6-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 with the loss.
The first half featured a dozen chances at goals for the Greyhounds but Manhattan keeper Alicia DeFino thwarted nearly all of them. Defino stopped all nine shots on goal in the first half including a dead-on header by Courtney Arikian off a pass from Carolyn Kennington in the 25th minute of play.
The second half looked much of the same with the Greyhounds creating numerous chances but the scoreboard did not change until 54:44 when Daniels gave Loyola a 1-0 lead. The play was initiated when Kennington's corner kick got to Arikian inside the box. Arikian's attempt to head the kick in was batted away but Daniels was able to gain control of the ball and dribble it around to the right side of the goal and get the ball just past a diving DeFino.
Manhattan had a chance to tie the contest when Brandy Luther passed the ball into the box to Chrissy Reina but Reina was quickly swarmed but Loyola defenders and her shot was blocked.
Daniels' goal moved her into a tie for fifth place on Loyola's all-time goal scoring list with 19. For her career she has 19 goals, 13 assists (ninth) and 51 points (sixth).
Loyola held a 19-3 advantage in shots, a 14-2 mark in shots on goal as well as a 6-1 lead in corner kicks.
Freshman keeper Amanda Piccirilli stopped both of Manhattan's shots on goal. DeFino recorded 13 saves for Manhattan.
The Greyhounds who haven't lost a conference game in 37 matches, finish the regular season at home by hosting Rider on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00.