Women's Soccer Advances To Patriot League Semifinals On Penalty Kicks

Nov. 3, 2015

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BALTIMORE - The fourth-seeded Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament with a 4-3 advantage in penalty kicks after a double-overtime scoreless draw against fifth-seeded Colgate University Tuesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Senior Rosy Hayes, the 2015 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, converted in the fifth round of penalty kicks after graduate student Colleen Folan saved attempts by Colgate's Corey Persson and Sarah Coy to advance the Greyhounds to the Patriot League Semifinals for the first time.

On the first round of penalty kicks, Folan denied the Raiders' initial attempt, while senior Riley Piechnick gave the Greyhounds an early advantage. Colgate (6-9-3 overall) evened the playing field as the Raiders' goalkeeper Erin Cummings stopped senior Charlotte Miller's penalty kick in the second round, but Folan turned away Colgate's third attempt, and freshman Lexy Andrews made her shot to put Loyola up, 2-1. The Greyhounds went on to convert their next two attempts by junior Morgan Crable and Hayes, respectively, to advance.

With the shutout, Folan carded her third clean sheet of the season and matched a season-high six saves in goal for the Greyhounds. Cummings ended the match stopping three shots for the Raiders.

Loyola held a 12-10 advantage in shots, while both sides took seven corner kicks.

Loyola advances to face Boston University in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament Friday at 4 p.m. The Terriers earned the No. 1 seed and the right to host both the semifinal and championship rounds of the 2015 Patriot League Tournament at Nickerson Field.