Women's Soccer Visits Show Me State For Two Matches

Sept. 15, 2010

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Opponents Missouri
Date Friday, September 17, 2010
Time 6:30 p.m. (Central)/7:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Location Columbia, Mo. | Walton Field
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Opponents Saint Louis
Date Sunday, September 18, 2010
Time 1 p.m. (Central)/2 p.m. (Eastern)
Location St. Louis, Mo. | Robert R. Hermann Stadium
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Game Data

  • Loyola University Maryland's women's soccer team hit the road for its final non-confernece away games of the 2010 regular-season. The Greyhounds will also be looking for their first road victories of the season.
  • The Greyhounds travel to the Show Me State for a pair of contests. They take on Missouri at 6:30 p.m. (Central)/7:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday, and they then face Saint Louis at 1 p.m. (Central)/2 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday.

Series History

  • Loyola and Missouri will meet for the first time in series history. The match will be the Greyhounds' third all-time, and second this season, against a team from the Big 12 Conference. Earlier this year, Loyola lost 2-0 to Nebraska.
  • The Greyhounds and Billikens have played once previously, at the 2006 Heather Farr KICKS For Breast Cancer Tournament in Tempe, Ariz. Saint Louis won the neutral site contest, 4-1.

Last Time Out

  • Loyola finished last weekend with a 1-0-1 mark, defeating George Washignton, 1-0, in overtime on Friday night, and tying La Salle, 1-1, on Sunday morning.
  • Alex Reed finished a Katelyn McFadden cross in the 97th minute with a shot into the left side of the goal to boost the Greyhounds to a 1-0 win over the Colonials.
  • On Sunday, Nichole Schiro headed in a Kelly Farrell free kick late in the first half to put Loyola up, 1-0, but the Explorers responded less than a minute into the second frame with an equalizing goal.
  • Danielle Ippolito made 19 saves in goal for the Greyhounds in the two matches, tallying a career-high 14 against La Salle.

MAAC Honors For Ippolito

  • Sophomore goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday after making 19 saves and allowing just one goal in two games last week.
  • Ippolito stopped a career-high 14 shots against La Salle, topping her previous best of nine set earlier this season at Nebraska.
  • Three of Ippolito's saves came on one-versus-one breakaway attempts by La Salle's Renee Washington.
  • The award was the first of the season for a Loyola player and the first of Ippolito's career. She earned MAAC All-Tournament honors as a freshman in 2009.

Shot Stopping

  • Danielle Ippolito's 19 saves against La Salle and George Washington were the most over a two-game stretch by a Loyola goalkeeper since August 2008. Brittany Henderson made 19 saves versus Virginia and Old Dominion on August 22 and 31, but she also allowed seven goals in those games, while Ippolito gave up just one.

Freshmen Connect

  • A pair of Loyola first-year players teamed up to give the Greyhounds the game-winning goal in the 97th minute of their 1-0 victory over George Washington.
  • Katelyn McFadden took a ball to the right corner flag, weaved around a Colonials' defender and crossed the ball to Alex Reed who was waiting just outside the six.
  • Reed took the pass and scored her first collegiate goal with a shot into the lower right side of the goal. It was also the first assist for McFadden. Sophomore Tessa McClenahan was credited with an assist, too, on the goal after sending a long pass to McFadden.

Classy Senior

  • Lina Staropoli has been named one of 30 candidates nationally for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The award honors seniors who show exemplary merit in the classroom, competition, character and community.
  • Staropoli, a 2010 Preseason All-MAAC team member, assisted on Loyola's first goal of the season, a Kelly Farrell score in the 34th minute versus Towson. The assist was the 16th of Staropoli's career at Loyola, moving her into sole possession of sixth place on the school's all-time list.
  • With her next assist, she'll move into a tie for fifth with Ashley Kramer and Katie Elliott.

2009 In Review

  • Loyola advanced to its seventh NCAA College Cup in 2009 and finished the season with a 15-5-3 record, 9-0-0 in MAAC regular-season play. The Greyhounds then traveled to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the first round of the 2009 College Cup and played West Virginia. The Mountaineers came away with a 3-0 victory.
  • Loyola put together a 14-game unbeaten streak from September 18-November 1, the longest in program history. The Greyhounds' 15 wins are tied for second-most in the annals of Loyola women's soccer.
  • The Greyhounds retained 60.5-percent of their goal scoring and 80-percent of assist contributors from last year.
  • Nichole Schiro led all Loyola players in 2009 with nine goals and 24 total points, while Kelly Thomas was the team leader with eight assists.

In The Coaches Box

  • Katherine Remy Vettori starts her third season as the head coach of the Greyhounds, bringing a 25-15-7 career record to the sidelines at the start of the season.
  • Vettori, who led Loyola to the MAAC regular-season and tournament titles last year, was named Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year in 2009.
  • Vettori is assisted by third-year assistant coaches Erin Konheim, Amanda Piccirilli and Dave Nesbitt.