Aug. 31, 2016
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|Date||Friday, September 2, 2016|
|Location||Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex|
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|Date||Sunday, September 4, 2016|
|Location||Newark, Delaware | Grant Stadium|
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Loyola Prepares For Two-Game Weekend
• The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team prepares for two games this weekend against Cornell and Delaware. The Greyhounds host their final of four-straight home games on Friday at 6 p.m. against Cornell, followed by a road trip to Delaware to face the Blue Hens at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Loyola Quick Hits (3-0-1, 0-0-0)
• The Loyola Greyhounds remain unbeaten through four games for the first time in program history after their tie with St. John's on Sunday evening.
• Five Patriot League teams, Bucknell, Lafayette, Lehigh, Colgate and Loyola, enter this week unbeaten.
• Senior Nicole Wahlig earned the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week award in the second week of action after helping Loyola to its best start in program history. The weekly award marks the third for Wahlig in her career, who received Defensive POW both last season and in 2014.
• Freshman goalkeeper Lily Andres earned an honorable mention from the Patriot League last week for her performances in the first two starts of her career.
• The Greyhounds are tied for second in the Patriot League in both goals and goals per game with an average of 2.00. Lafayette leads both standings with 2.25 per game.
About Cornell (1-0-0, 0-0-0)
• Cornell opened its season with a 1-0 win over Siena College on Sunday, Aug. 28.
• Junior forward Paige DeLoach scored in the fifth minute of the match with an assist from freshman Juliana Comer in her collegiate debut.
• Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Tierney made four saves to power the women's soccer team over Siena College. The senior ended last season fourth in the country in shutouts, charting 12 in 2015.
• The Big Red is entering their fifth season under head coach Patrick Farmer, coming off a breakthrough 2015 season where they finished with a 9-4-4 record, the best finish since 1995.
• Cornell went undefeated through 11 games last season, the first time in program history.
• Friday's game will be the second meeting between the teams, the first being last season where Cornell won 2-0.
About The Blue Hens (0-4-0, 0-0-0)
• Before hosting the Greyhounds, Delaware is set to host Princeton on Friday, Sept. 2.
• The Blue Hens were ranked sixth in the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Coaches Poll and are seeking their fifth CAA Tournament appearance in the last six seasons. Senior Natalie Zelenky was named to the preseason All-CAA team.
• Delaware returns its top eight scorers and starting goalkeeper from a team that went 8-9-2 a year ago, finishing sixth in league play with a 3-4-2 record.
• The Greyhounds are 4-5-0 against the Blue Hens, a series that began in 1992. The last time the two teams played was in the 2015 season, where Delaware came out with a 2-1 win in double overtime.
• Loyola's game at Delaware begins a series of four road games. Next up the Greyhounds head to West Long Branch, New Jersey to face Monmouth on Friday, Sept. 9. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.