Women's Soccer Extends Unbeaten Streak, Ties Rider 0-0 Despite Shots Advantage

Oct. 18, 2008


LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Loyola's women's soccer team took 23 shots, and put 10 of them on goal, but the Greyhounds could not find the net, as they finished with a 0-0 double-overtime tie at Rider in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match.

The tie extends the Greyhounds' unbeaten streak to eight matches.

Loyola (5-5-4 overall, 3-0-2 MAAC) held the Broncs (2-9-3, 1-3-1) without a shot in the match. Neither Loyola goalkeeper, Amanda Piccirilli nor Brittany Henderson, had to make a save in the game.

"Rider was very well organized, and their goalkeeper had a great game," Loyola Head Coach Katherine Vettori said. "We should have finished off some of our shots. It was one of those days that every touch was off; every bounce was off. Our timing was not there."

Christina Gomez took seven shots, three on goal, while Theresa Ferraina had four shots, two on goal.

Kelly Farrell got off two shots in the first overtime period for Loyola, the first going high, and the second sliding wide.

Loyola had two good opportunities in the first 13 minutes of the game, as Lina Staropoli hit a shot that was saved by Rider goalkeeper Alex Post. Moller possessed the ball after it deflected off Post, and she struck a hard shot that bounced off the crossbar.

Ferraina's shot was one of four Loyola attempts that went off the crossbar.

Coming out of the gate in the second half, Loyola took two quick chances. Lea Day had a shot saved by Post, one of her 10 on the afternoon, just over three minutes into the half.

In the 57th minute, Gomez took a shot that was blocked, and Julianne Bausch took the rebound and struck a shot that Post saved.

Off a Staropoli corner kick in the 74th minute, Moller had a shot blocked. Ferraina then hit the crossbar three minutes later.

The Greyhounds return to Diane Geppi-Aikens Field for a two-match series next weekend when they host Niagara and Canisius.