Aug. 23, 2010
BALTIMORE - After scoring two goals in Loyola University Maryland's 3-2 victory over Towson University on Saturday night, sophomore forward Nichole Schiro earned a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.
Schiro's two goals marked the first multi-goal game of her Loyola career after she finished her freshman campaign in 2009 with a team-leading nine goals.
The native of Okemos, Mich., gave Loyola a 2-1 lead in at the 39:30 mark in the first half when she took a pass from Alex Reed and beat Towson goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak one-on-one.
Towson, however, rallied to tie the score at 2-2 just 56 seconds later, but Schiro would put the Greyhounds (1-0 overall) on top for good in the 44th minute.
She settled a long pass from Maggie Ebner at the top of the 18, dribbled in and shot from five yards out, scoring the eventual game-winner at 43:54.
Schiro's game-winning goal was the sixth of her young career at Loyola.
The Greyhounds start a four-game road trip this weekend when they travel to Lincoln, Neb., for a pair of games in the adidas Husker Classic. Loyola takes on Creighton at 3 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday, August 27, and the Greyhounds then face host Nebraska on Sunday, August 29, at 11 a.m. (Eastern).