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2013 Women's Soccer Season Opens Friday At Towson

Aug 22, 2013

Game Information
Opponent Towson University Tigers
Date Friday, August 23, 2013
Time 4 p.m.
Location Towson, Maryland
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QUICK KICKS
• Loyola finished the 2012 regular-season 12-6-4, and 4-3-3 in the non-conference schedule.
• The Greyhounds return four starters, including Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Goal Keeper of the Year, Didi Haracic
• This summer, Loyola joined the Patriot League on July 1, 2013. The Greyhounds will now represent the league in all varsity sport action. 

SCOUTING TOWSON
• Towson finished the 2012 season, 1-15-2, under head coach Greg Paynter. The Tigers went 1-8-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. 
• The Tigers return junior goalkeeper Erin Quinn, who saw time on the NCAA Top 20 charts in total saves. 
• Senior forward, Emily Banes leads the attack, and ranks eighth-all-time in points for the program.   

SERIES WITH THE TIGERS
• The Gryehounds and the Tigers will meet for the 13th time on Friday, with Loyola holding a 10-1-2 series advantage. 
• Last year, the two teams tied in a double overtime match, hosted at Ridley Athletic Complex on Aug. 31, 2012. 
• Alumna Nichole Schiro scored the lone goal for Loyola, during the 86th minute of action.

OPENING DAY
• Friday night's match marks the beginning of the new year for the Greyhounds, as women's soccer kicks off the 2013 season for all 18 Div. I sports on Loyola's campus.
• The Greyhounds are 11-8-2 all-time in season-opening games, including 2-2-1 under head coach Katherine Remy  Vettori.

PATRIOT LEAGUE PRESEASON POLL
• Loyola was picked to finish fourth in the 2013 Patriot League Preseason Poll. The Greyhounds received 101 total votes. 
• Fellow Patriot League newcomer, Boston Univiversity took the top spot with 154 votes, and 12 first-place nods.  

UP NEXT
Loyola will open the 2013 home season at Ridley Athletic Complex, to host the Temple Owls on Sunday, September first. Game time is set for 1 p.m. 

LOOKING BACK TO 2012

QUICK KICKS
• Loyola finished the 2012 regular-season 12-6-4, and 4-3-3 in the non-conference schedule.
• The 3rd seed Greyhounds were 6-2-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.
• Loyola made their eighth trip to the NCAA tournament, taking on the Duke Blue Devils in the first round. 

ANOTHER TRY AT THE COLLEGE CUP
• Loyola fell to Duke, 6-0, in the first-round of the 2012 NCAA tournament. 
• Alumnae Kelsey Donohue and Katelyn McFadden took the lone shots against the number 15/19 ranked Blue Devils. 
• Goalkeepers Didi Haracic and Colleen Folan recorded seven saves combined, with five and two respectively. 
• The Blue Devils recorded five goals in the first half, with the six coming off a Kaitlyn Kerr hat trick in the the 67 minute. 
• Head coach Katherine Remy Vettori returned to her alma mater, after playing for the Blue Devils under the direction of head coach Bill Hempen.  

THE GREYHOUNDS AND THE MAAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Loyola University Maryland women's soccer made its 17th MAAC title appearance, defeating the number one seed Marist College Red Foxes Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
• The Greyhounds beat the Red Foxes, 2-1, in the title game, moving the all-time series record to 13-5-4. 
• Loyola defeated Marist in a 2-0 victory during the 2007 finals, but fell to the Red Foxes in 2011 with a 1-0 shutout.
• The Greyhounds are 10-5-3 in MAAC title games, and lead the conference with ten championship titles. 
• Alumna Nichole Schiro notched her 15th goal of the season in the second half of the title game, sending the Greyhounds to the NCAA tournament.
•  Gigi Mangione scored the first Loyola goal after the 22nd minute on a penalty kick against Marist goalkeeper Andrea Wicks. 
• The Greyhounds defeated the Fairfield University Stags in the 2012 MAAC Semifinals Friday, Nov. 2. 
• Then senior Kelsey Rene scored the lone goal against the Stags. The defender headed a free kick into the top right corner of the box sending the Greyhounds to the 2012 MAAC finals.
• Following the title win, four Greyhounds were named to the All-MAAC tournament team. Nichole Schiro , Jenny Thornton , Didi Haracic , and Gigi Mangione earned team honors. 
• The 2012 most valuable player went to Mangione, who tabbed the second MVP honor of her career. The midfielder scored the first goal for the Greyhounds against Marist in the final, and assisted in the second.  Mangione won her first MVP honor in 2009, as the Greyhounds defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles, 3-2.