Women's Soccer Wins Fourth Consecutive MAAC Title With a 2-0 Win Over Niagara

Nov. 9, 2003

Box Score

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - The Loyola College women's soccer team earned their fourth consectutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and third consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 2-0 win over Niagara Sunday afternoon at Rider University.

The game was decided early with a goal from freshman Caitlin McKusker at 19:36 on a pass fromclassmate Courtney Arikian from 18 feet out for the game winner. Sophomore Naomi Daniels added an insurance goal at 33:24, assisted by Jeanetta McGettigan.

Niagara's keeper Katy Owings made 11 saves in goal. Loyola's keeper Kate Gilfillan and the defensive unit deserve much of the credit for the win, stifiling Niagara's offensive attack and allowing just one shot to their own 26.

The Greyhounds now stand at 12-8-1 overall and will learn their fate in the national tournament whewn the NCAA selection show airs Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.