Oct. 24, 2010
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Nichole Schiro and Kelly Farrell scored second-half goals, and the Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team defeated host Saint Peter's College, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action
Schiro put the Greyhounds on the board in the 67th minute with her 15th goal of the season, heading in a cross from Brittany Yancey. Schiro's goal ties her for second all-time at Loyola in single-season goal scoring. Ali Andrzejewski tallied 15 in 2005, and she holds the school record with 18 in 2004.
Kelly Farrell added an important insurance goal for the Greyhounds (9-8-2 overall, 5-3-0 MAAC) less than four minutes later when she blasted a shot from 40 yards out from right-to-left that settled inside the far post for the eventual game-winning goal.
Saint Peter's (3-13-0, 0-7-0) got on the board with less than two minutes remaining, as Jackie Barry tallied a goal for the Peahens.
Loyola took 10 shots in the game, but Saint Peter's goalkeeper Erin Ronan made three saves to thwart the Greyhounds.
"(Ronan) is really good, and her five saves were not indicative of how well she played," Loyola Head Coach Katheirne Vettori said. "She stopped multiple one-versus-one breakaways, we hit the cross bar three times, and she got her hands on a lot of other things. (Saint Peter's) had a very good game plan and made it difficult for us to score goals today."
Danielle Ippolito made three saves for the Greyhounds in goal. Barry's goal for Saint Peter's snapped a 389 minute shutout stretch by the Loyola defense, dating back to October 10.
The Greyhounds wrap up regular-season action next Saturday when they visit Rider at 1 p.m.