Oct. 17, 2015
BALTIMORE - Senior Rosy Hayes scored her fourth game-winning goal of the season, providing the difference in Loyola University Maryland women's soccer's 1-0 win over the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday night at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Loyola improved to 5-7-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the Patriot League, while Army West Point fell to 4-9-2 overall, 2-2-2 in League play.
"I was really happy with the way we pressed the game and created opportunities," head coach Naomi Meiburger said. "The win puts us where we want to be in the Patriot League standings, but we still have a long road ahead against three good teams to close out the season."
In the 11th minute, senior Charlotte Miller sprinted up the left flank and found Hayes clear of her defenders about 20 yards out. The senior captain slipped the ball past the hands of Army West Point's Jordan Cassalia for the Greyhounds' game-winning goal.
From there on, Loyola relied on its defense to keep the Black Knights off the scoreboard for the remainder of the match.
Army West Point had its best opportunity to counter late in the second half when forward Katie Holder beat her defenders and squared off with Colleen Folan. Loyola's veteran goalkeeper booted the ball to the midfield, however, keeping the Black Knights off the board.
Loyola outshot Army West Point, 8-6, while the Black Knights held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Folan carded her second clean sheet of the season, collecting three saves on the night; Cassalia made two saves for Army West Point.
Loyola returns to action Wednesday, Oct. 21, when the Greyhounds travel to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, to take on Bucknell University at 7 p.m.