Nov. 3, 2006
Fairfield, Conn. - The Loyola College women's soccer team fell to Siena, 1-0 Friday night in the MAAC Semifinals. The Saints scored an early second half goal for the win. The `Hounds finish the season with a 10-7-2 overall record while the Saints improve to 9-7-2.
The Greyhounds posted two opportunities to score in the first half. The first in the fifth minute when senior Carolyn Kennington's strong shot was saved by Siena's keeper Patti Carroll. Later in the half, freshman Christina Gomez beat her defender and took a shot from the top of the box but couldn't get it past Carroll.
The Saints got on the board early in the second half when Lauren Stys passed the ball from center of the field to Kristen Turner on her right. Turner broke free and her shot sailed into the left corner of the goal for the 1-0 Siena lead at 48:07.
Loyola posted scoring opportunities in the second half first when Kennington's shot hit the post at 63:27. Less than a minute later, senior Courtney Arikian controlled the ball and got off a shot from the top of the box but was stopped by Carroll. In the 81st minute Kennington took a strong shot from the left corner of the box. The ball looked like it would bend out of Carroll's reach and into the net but Carroll got her hands on it for the save.
Loyola led the game in shots 14-8 and corner kicks 2-0.
Freshman Brittany Henderson stopped two Saints shots in goal for Loyola while Carroll recorded seven saves.
The Greyhounds finish the season 10-7-2 under second-year head coach John Byford.