Oct. 4, 2011
|Opponent||Canisius Golden Griffins|
|Date||Friday, October 7, 2011|
|Location||Buffalo, N.Y. | Demske Sports Complex|
|Online Media||Live Stats | Video|
|Game Notes||Canisius/Niagara Game Notes|
|Opponent||Niagara Purple Eagles|
|Date||Sunday, October 9, 2011|
|Location||Niagara University, N.Y. | Niagara Field|
|Online Media||Live Stats | Free Video|
|Game Notes||Canisius/Niagara Game Notes|
- The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team plays its first road contests of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season as the Greyhounds travel to take on Canisius on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Niagara on Sunday at noon.
- The Greyhounds improved to 16-2-2 all-time (3-1 under head coach Katherine Remy Vettori) in MAAC openers with a, 3-0, win over Rider on Saturday, Oct. 1.
- Sophomore goalkeeper made four saves in net for the Greyhounds against Rider, helping her earn MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
- Loyola is a combined 40-1-1 against its two opponents this weekend. The Greyhounds are 20-1-0 against Canisius and 20-0-1 against Niagara.
Scouting the Golden Griffins
- Canisius enters Friday's match with a 7-4-1 overall record after winning its first two MAAC contests on opening weekend.
- The Golden Griffins were picked to finish second in the MAAC in the preseason coaches' poll.
- Canisius beat Manhattan, 2-1, and Saint Peter's, 1-0, in a pair of road matches to open MAAC play.
- Jenny Griffin, Kelly Reinwald and Brianna Smith were each selected to the Preseason All-MAAC team. Reinwald also was voted as the Preseason Player of the Year.
- Reinwald has eight goals and six assists this season for a total of 22 points. She had two goals and an assist in her first two conference games last weekend.
Scouting the Purple Eagles
- Niagara enters the weekend 4-7-0 overall and 2-0-0 in MAAC play. The Purple Eagles face Rider on Friday night before battling the Greyhounds on Sunday.
- Forward Kayla Picanco leads the MAAC with three goals after the first weekend of conference play. She was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts.
- Picanco scored all three of her goals in a hat-trick effort against Saint Peter's, helping the Purple Eagles to a, 4-2, win.
- Defender Jennifer Kimoto was a Preseason All-MAAC selection.
- The Purple Eagles are first in the MAAC in conference games, averaging 26 shots per game.
- Niagara was picked to finish seventh in the MAAC.
Series with Canisius
- The Greyhounds own a 20-1-0 advantage in the all-time series against Canisius.
- The Golden Griffins beat the Greyhounds for the first time in program history last year, notching a, 3-2, overtime victory on Oct. 1 of last year.
- Loyola is 17-1-0 in regular-season contests against the Golden Griffins, including 8-0 in Buffalo.
Series with Niagara
- The Greyhounds have never lost to Niagara, owning a 20-0-1 record against the Purple Eagles.
- Loyola has won the last four meetings, including the last three in the regular season. Niagara's only point against the Greyhounds came in a 0-0 tie on Oct. 21, 2007.
- The Greyhounds are 7-0-1 at Niagara.
- The two teams have played six overtime contests in their 21 meetings, with Loyola going 5-0-1 in those matches.
Return of the MAAC
- Loyola owns a 129-14-14 record all-time against MAAC opponents.
- The Greyhounds have the most MAAC Championship titles (9) and most MAAC Tournament appearances (16) of any team in the conference.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Sophomore keeper Didi Haracic has recorded back-to-back shutouts in net for the Greyhounds against American and Rider.
- Haracic has not allowed a goal since the 79th minute against Virginia Tech on Sept. 11, giving her a scoreless streak of 196 minutes.
- The sophomore ranks fourth in the MAAC with 62 saves and was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 3.
Twice As Nice
- It was the sixth multi-goal game of Schiro's career and first of 2011. The junior had five, two-goal games in 2010 on her way to being named MAAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year
- The Greyhounds have had four players score their first career goals this season: Nicky Alagna, Katelyn McFadden, Lauren Norcia and Kelsey Rene.
- Keeper Didi Haracic had her first career shutout in a, 1-0, win over American.
- Kelly Santangelo, Amanda Reverberi, Joie McLaughlin, Chantal Celestin and Jenny Thornton also have notched their first career assists this season.
Last Time Out: Greyhounds Shutout Rider in MAAC Opener
- Junior Nichole Schiro scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner, as Loyola shutout Rider, 3-0, in the team's MAAC opening match at Ridley Athletic Complex on Oct. 1.
- Keeper Didi Haracic recorded her second career shutout in the contest, making four saves including an outstanding diving stop on a header by Abi Cottam that kept the game scoreless at the time.
- Schiro scored her first goal in the 40th minute and later had the Greyhounds' third goal. It was the sixth-career multi-goal game for the junior.
Ridley to host MAAC Tournament
- Ridley Athletic Complex will act as the host for the 2011 MAAC Women's Soccer Tournament on Nov. 4 and 6.
- Visit www.loyolagreyhounds.com for ticket information
Climbing the Charts
- Nichole Schiro scored two goals in Loyola, 3-0, win over Rider giving her 28 career goals and 65 career points, tying her for third-place on the all-time career list in both categories.
- Schiro scored 15 goals in 2010, which 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.
- The Greyhounds return to the friendly confines of Ridley for a pair of home matches against Siena on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and Marist on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.