High Point, St. Louis Visit Ridley This Weekend

Aug. 30, 2011

Game Information
Opponent High Point Panthers
Date Friday, September 2, 2011
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Game Information
Opponent Saint Louis Billikens
Date Sunday, September 4, 2011
Time 1 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Game Data

  • The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team welcomes High Point on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. and fellow Jesuit institution Saint Louis on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. for a pair of home matches at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Quick Kicks

  • The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team enters the weekend 0-4 following road losses to Northeastern and Boston University last weekend.
  • The Greyhounds have notched a 7-2-1 record at Ridley Athletic Complex since the building opened last season. In Loyola's home-opener, the Greyhounds set a women's soccer attendance record with 791 people filling the seats.
  • Of Loyola's 10 non-conference matchups, two come against nationally ranked opponents (No. 6 Maryland and No. 14 Wake Forest), while High Point and Boston University were both picked to win their respective conferences. Virginia Tech also is receiving votes in the top 25.
  • The Greyhounds return six starters from last year's squad, including 2010 MAAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Nichole Schiro. Schiro and junior Gianna Mangione will serve as captains for this year's team. Loyola also adds 11 newcomers.

Scouting the Panthers

  • High Point (0-2-1) enters the game after suffering back-to-back losses at Francis Marion and at Virginia Tech.
  • The Panthers have won back-to-back Big South titles, and were the preseason favorites to win the league in 2011.
  • High point returns 19 letterwinners and eight starters from last year's team that went 11-11-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the Big South. The 11 wins tied the team's Division I record for wins in a season.
  • Kelli Joline returns to lead the Panther attack after being voted Preseason Big South Attacking Player of the Year. As a freshman in 2010, Joline tallied 11 goals and 25 points.

Scouting the Billikens

  • Saint Louis (1-2-0) is coming off back-to-back losses to Marquette and Wisconsin-Milwaukee after winning its season-opening contest against Evansville.
  • Keeper Katie Walsh was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference team. Walsh earned All-Conference Second Team accolades in 2010 after posting nine shutouts and a save percentage of .853.  Walsh has played all 270 minutes in goal for the Billikens this season, allowing eight goals and making 13 saves.
  • Jenny Hummert leads the team with two goals.
  • The Billikens were picked to finish ninth in the Atlantic 10.

Series with High Point

  • This is the second meeting between the Greyhounds and the Panthers. Loyola won the first meeting on Aug. 28, 2009, 3-0, on the road. Current Greyhounds Nichole Schiro and Tessa McClenehan each notched assists in that game.

Series with Saint Louis

  • This is the third meeting betwen the Greyhounds and the Billikens. St. Louis owns a 1-0-1 advantage in the all-time series.
  • The two squads met last season, with the game ending in a scoreless draw. Junior keeper Danielle Ippolito played all 110 minutes to notch the shutout.

Labor Day Weekend/Baltimore Grand Prix Traffic Information

  • The City of Baltimore will experience significant downtown traffic delays and road closures during Labor Day weekend as the city hosts the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix on the streets near the Inner Harbor.
  • Those who will be traveling to Loyola and Ridley Athletic Complex for the women's soccer games on Friday, September 2, and Sunday, September 4, are strongly urged to avoid downtown streets when coming from the south.
  • When approaching Baltimore from the south, via either I-95 or MD-295/Baltimore-Washington Parkway, take I-695 North toward Towson. Follow I-695 for approximately 15 miles and take exit 23A onto I-83 South toward Baltimore.
  • Stay on I-83 for approximately five miles and take exit 9B/Cold Spring Lane West. Once on Cold Spring Lane, move to the left lane, and make a left at the first light to enter Ridley Athletic Complex.
  • For more information regarding downtown traffic closures, including how it will effect mass transit, read this traffic advisory from the City of Baltimore, or visit

Free Live Video Streaming of Home Games Available on

  • Beginning this season Loyola University Maryland will offer free video of most home athletic events for the 2011-12 season.
  • Loyola will partner with Stretch Internet to provide the content. The department also will continue to offer free audio of games, and it will provide live stats through the Stretch Internet portal.
  • Loyola games that are being broadcast will be available on a variety of smart phones including iPhones, Android and select Blackberry devices. Video, audio and live stats will be available on phone browsers.
  • Loyola will broadcast all non-televised home contests and men's and women's soccer, basketball, lacrosse and select volleyball games.

Tough Non-Conference Schedule

  • Of the Greyhounds' 10 non-conference games, four will come against teams either ranked or receiving votes in the NSCAA top 25. Loyola plays No. 6 Maryland and No. 14 Wake Forest, along with Boston University and Virginia Tech who are both receiving votes.
  • The non-conference schedule also includes back-to-back Big South champion, High Point.
  • Northeastern and La Salle also were picked to finish fourth in their respective conferences.

Filling the Seats

  • The Greyhounds set a Ridley Athletic Complex women's soccer attendance record on Monday, Aug. 22 when 791 fans came out to support Loyola against No. 6 Maryland.

Join the Greyhounds for Youth Soccer Kickoff Weekend

  • This weekend, fans can join the Greyhounds for Youth Soccer Kickoff Weekend on Sept. 2 against High Point at 7 p.m. and on Sept. 4 against Saint Louis at 1 p.m.

Schiro, Tana Earn MAAC Weekly Honors

  • Junior Nichole Schiro was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Gabrielle Tana was named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the week ending Aug. 21.
  • Schiro led the Greyhounds with three shots, including two on net in a 2-0 loss at Towson.
  • Tana provided a spark off the bench for the Greyhounds in the second half, generating quality scoring chances and coming inches away from an equalizing goal early in the second half.

Last Time Out

  • Freshman Taylor Krebs scored a goal in the 24th minutes that proved to be the difference as BU got past Loyola, 3-0, on a wet and rainy Saturday in Boston.
  • Keeper Did Haracic made a season-high nine stops in the contest.

Climbing the Charts

  • Junior forward Nichole Schiro has scored 24 goals in 45 games and is tied for fifth all-time - with Christina Gomez (2006-09) and Courtney Arikian (2003-06) - in career goals. She enters the 2011 season one goal away from tying another former teammate, Theresa Ferraina, for fourth place.
  • The junior also is eighth on the career points list with 55. She trails former Greyhounds Courtney Arikian (2003-06) and Krystin Porchella (1994-97) by four points for sixth on the all-time chart.
  • Schiro's 15 goals in 2010 are tied for second on the Greyhounds' single-season chart with Ali Andrzejewski's 2005 total. Andrzejewski holds the school record with 18 in 2004. Schiro's 31 points last year are third behind Andrzejewski's 43 and 32 from 2004 and 2005.

Oh Captain, My Captain

  • Juniors Nichole Schiro and Gianna Mangione will serve as captains for the 2011 Greyhounds.
  • Mangione and Schiro combined for 41 of the teams 77 total points last year.

`Hounds Picked Fourth in MAAC; Schiro Garners Preseason Honors

  • Loyola was picked to finish fourth in the MAAC in the preseason coaches' poll after tying for fourth in 2010
  • Junior Nichole Schiro was named to the Preseason All-MAAC team. Schiro was the 2010 MAAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year and an All-MAAC First Team selection.

Home Cookin'

  • Since the opening of the Ridley Athletic Complex last season, the Greyhounds have posted a 7-2-1 overall record in their new home.
  • In 2010, Loyola outscored its opponents 16-7 at Ridley, and Greyhounds' keepers Danielle Ippolito and Didi Haracic posted a 0.74 goals against average.

On the Road Again

  • Loyola went 2-8-1 on the road in 2010 and started the 2011 season with an 0-3 mark.
  • The Greyhounds have been outscored 8-0 in three road games this year.

In the Coaches' Box

  • Katherine Remy Vettori is in her fourth season as the head coach of the Greyhounds with a 34-24-9 career record. Vettori, who led Loyola to the MAAC regular-season and tournament titles in 2009, was named Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year in 2009.
  • Vettori is assisted by fourth-year assistant coach Erin Mandras along with Emily Janss and Dave Nesbitt.

Up Next

  • Loyola heads to the Virginia Tech Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. The Greyhounds take on nationally-ranked Wake Forest on on Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. and Virginia Tech on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.