Mount St. Mary's, Women's Soccer Meet In Non-Conference Finale

Sept. 23, 2010

Game Information
Opponents Mount St. Mary's
Date Friday, September 24, 2010
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Game Data

  • The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team hosts another Maryland opponent to close out their regular-season non-conference schedule on Friday when Mount St. Mary’s comes to Ridley Athletic Complex for a 7 p.m. match.

Series History

  • Mount St. Mary’s will make its first trip to Loyola since October 2, 1996, when the Mountaineers visit on Friday. The Greyhounds have won all six prior meetings between the teams, including a 1-0 decision in Emmitsburg, Md., in the 2009 season-opener.
  • Tessa McClenahan scored her first collegiate goal in last season’s game off an assist by Theresa Ferraina in the 58th minute to propel Loyola to the victory.

Last Time Out

  • Nichole Schiro scored two goals and Loyola defeated UMBC, 2-1, in overtime on Wednesday evening, improving its record to 3-5-2 this season.
  • In the 44th minute, Kelly Farrell threaded a through ball from midfield, through two UMBC defenders, to 10 yards outside the 18 where Schiro used a few touches to get past her Retrievers’ defender. Schiro drew UMBC goalkeeper Lauren Kadet off her line and sent a shot into the lower left side of the net.
  • UMBC tied the match at 1-1 in the 63rd minute off a corner kick, and the teams played even until the end of regulation.
  • In overtime, Loyola developed more dangerous chances on offense, setting the winning sequence in motion. Gianna Mangione controlled the ball in the midfield and sent a pass to Farrell on the right touch line. Farrell touched the ball toward the end line and crossed it into the box. Schiro headed a shot into the right side of the net, scoring the game-winner 1:47 into overtime.

Overtime Warriors

  • Loyola has played five-straight overtime matches, the longest streak of extra time games in school history. Three of those contests have been double overtime affairs. The Greyhounds are 2-1-2 in that stretch.

Schiro Shines In MAAC

  • Sophomore forward Nichole Schiro was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring twice at Missouri.
  • Schiro tallied goals in the 28th and 41st minutes to give the Greyhounds a 2-0 lead against the two-time defending Big 12 Champion.
  • Schiro lived up to her billing on Wednesday night when she scored both Loyola goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in the Greyhounds’ win over UMBC. She now has three multi-goal games, and two in the last three outings, this season.
  • In 33 career games, she has scored 16 goals for the Greyhounds, which is good for 12th all-time at Loyola. She leads the team with six goals and 15 points this season.

Farrell Feeds Assists

  • Kelly Farrell assisted on both Nichole Schiro goals – and Gianna Mangione also had an assist on the overtime score – Wednesday night.
  • Farrell leads the team with three assists this season and now has 11 in her four-year career at Loyola.

Shot Stopping

  • Nichole Schiro’s award from the MAAC marked the second week in a row that a Loyola player has been honored by the conference. Sophomore goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on September 13 after making 19 saves against George Washington and La Salle.
  • Ippolito saved 10 shots against Missouri and made four saves versus Saint Louis. The shutout against the Billikens was her second of the season.
  • 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 Stepping Up

  • A trio of freshmen stepped up with key performances last weekend for Loyola. Alex Reed and Katelyn McFadden each recorded assists at Missouri, the second of the year for both players. Taylor Bryant made her first appearances of the season, seeing considerable time in the midfield against the Tigers and Saint Louis, after missing the first seven games due to an illness.

Team Defense

  • Loyola has recorded team saves in three of its last five games. Joie McLaughlin and Gianna Mangione each cleared balls off the line, saving goals in the final minute of the second overtime at Saint Louis.

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. She also recorded an assist on a Nichole Schiro goal in the first half at Missouri. That assist was the 17th of Staropoli’s career, moving her into a three-way tie for fourth all-time at Loyola with Ashley Kramer and Katie Elliott.
  • Staropoli needs one more assist to move into a tie for third at Loyola and two to tie for second.