“It feels good to get two goals today,” Head Coach Naomi Meiburger said. “We got off to a good start in the beginning and Brooke made a great tackle to set up Jess and Charlotte for the goal. This is the best Charlotte has played all year. She put American under a lot of pressure.”
With the win, Loyola moves to 6-8-2 on the season and 2-3-2 in Patriot League play. Senior Colleen Folan carded her eighth clean sheet of the year. With one more shuout, Folan will be tied for third in program history for the most shutouts in a single season.
“American had a lot of chances in the first half, and the box score may not show it, but Colleen made a lot of big stops to keep the game 1-0,” Meiburger said.
Loyola got its first score with less than 10 minutes into regulation when junior Brooke Kerrigan stole offensive possession from American and made a quick, forward pass to sophomore Jess Soldiviero in the midfield. Soldiviero found Miller, as she swung out on the right wing and passed her defenders for the finish.
The Greyhounds added an insurance goal in the 68th minute when Kerrigan headed an aerial cross from Miller. The header attempted was punched out by American's goalkeeper, but Boccio put away the rebound opportunity to put Loyola up, 2-0.
Throughout the game, Loyola outshot American (3-13-0, 0-7-0), 16-14, and took a season-high eight corners.
In goal, Folan played all 90 minutes, making four saves against the Eagles.
Loyola will return to Ridley Athletic Complex on Sunday, Oct. 26, for its final home game of the regular season. The Greyhounds will host the United States Naval Academy on Senior Day at 1 p.m. Loyola's senior class of Folan, Lindsay LeSavage, Kelly Santangelo, Gabrielle Tana and Jessica Van Dyke will be honored in a ceremony prior to the start of the game.