Women's Soccer Blanks Rider in Second Round of MAAC Tournament

Oct. 28, 2005

Final Stats

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - No 1. seed Loyola College defeated eighth seeded Rider, 5-0 Friday in the quarterfinal round the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The Greyhounds improve to 15-4-0 on the season with the win while the Broncs finish the season with a 3-15-2 overall record.

Loyola made its presence known early in the game with a goal just 1:15 into the play. Carolyn Kennington passed the ball from the left corner of the goal to Courtney Arikian in front of the goal and Arikian tipped a pass into Caitlin McCusker. McCusker was able to tip the pass right to beat Rider keeper Kim Carter.

The `Hounds didn't wait long to add to their score when Ali Andrzejewski took a pass from Naomi Daniels and pushed the ball into the air to draw Carter out of the cage and headed the ball in for the 2-0 lead at 11:50.

Loyola continued to apply offensive pressure with a third goal in the 29th minute from Courtney Arikian, assisted by Carolyn Kennington

The Greyhounds finished the half with a 4-0 score with a goal in the 37th minute when Lea Day crossed the ball into the box to Ty Glenn who tapped it ahead to Andrzejewski. Andrzejewski again flipped the ball ahead to herself, drawing out the keeper and pushed the ball easily into the goal.

Neither team changed the score board until late in the second d half when Dre Lopez passed the ball from Loyola's side of the field to Katelyn Woods who broke free of her defender and scored for the 5-0 final.

Rider applied pressure offensively in the second half with seven shots but all chances were thwarted by the Loyola defense and goalie Kate Gilfillan.

Amanda Piccirilli recorded one save in the first half before being relieved by Gilfillan who stopped three Rider shots. Carter recorded two saves on Loyola's 12 total shots.

Loyola, the five-time reigning MAAC Champions, advance to the semifinal round and will face No. 5 seed Fairfield on Sunday, October 30 at 11:00.