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Oct. 5, 2010

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Opponent Siena
Date Friday, October 8, 2010
Time 4 p.m.
Location Loudonville, N.Y.. | Siena Field
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Opponent Marist
Date Sunday, October 10, 2010
Time 3 p.m.
Location Poughkeepsie, N.Y. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Game Data

  • Loyola hits the road for the first time in three weeks when it travels to Central New York for two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matches.
  • The Greyhounds take on Siena at 4 p.m. in Loudonville, N.Y., on Friday afternoon before travelling south to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a 3 p.m. game on Sunday at Marist. Both the Saints and Red Foxes enter this weekend with 2-0-0 MAAC records after both defeated Manhattan and Saint Peter’s last weekend.

Series History

  • Siena and Loyola will meet for the 23rd time in series history on Friday afternoon in Loudonville. The Greyhounds hold a 19-1-2 advantage in the previous meetings of the series that began in 1993.
  • Marist and Loyola have played 17 times previously, with Loyola holding a 12-1-4 advantage. The Red Foxes joined the MAAC in 1997, and the teams have played yearly since.

Last Time Out

  • A Niagara foul eight yards out from the goal set up a Loyola indirect free kick on Sunday, and Nichole Schiro redirected a blast by Lina Staropoli in the 30th minute to provide the only scoring in the Greyhounds 1-0 victory over the Purple Eagles. Didi Haracic and Danielle Ippolito combined in goal for a shutout, the Greyhounds’ fourth of the season.
  • On Friday night, the Greyhounds lost in overtime, 3-2, to Canisius. Gianna Mangione scored for Loyola and the Greyhounds scored on an own goal.

Overtime Adventures

  • Loyola snapped its string of seven-straight overtime games on Sunday when the Greyhounds and Niagara settled things in regulation. Loyola had played 69 minutes, 33 seconds of overtime dating back to September 10.
  • The stretch of seven games was the longest in school history.

Moving On Up

  • With a first-half goal on an indirect free kick against Niagara, Nichole Schiro tallied her ninth of the season, matching her 2009 total. In less than two full years, she has scored 18 goals, tying her for 10th in school history with Cara Mooney (1993-1997). With her next goal, she’ll move into a three-way tie for eighth.
  • Entering the second weekend of MAAC play, Schiro leads the conference in goals (9), goals per game (0.69) and game-winning goals (4).

Moving On Up, Part II

  • Schiro isn’t the only one on the Greyhounds climbing the career charts at Loyola this season. Lina Staropoli assisted on Schiro’s most recent goal, sending a hard blast on frame that Schiro deflected into the right corner of the net.
  • The assist was Staropoli’s 18th during her four years at Loyola, tying her for third all-time at the school with Annie DiPalo (1999-2002). Staropoli’s next assist will tie her with Jamie DeSoto (1995-1998) for second all-time at Loyola.

Combo Clean Sheet

  • Goalkeepers Didi Haracic and Danielle Ippolito combined to shutout Niagara on Sunday afternoon, marking the Greyhounds’ fourth clean sheet of the season. Haracic started the game and made one save in the first half, while Ippolito played the second 45 and recorded four saves.
  • Haracic earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honors on Monday for her efforts. She also had 10 saves on Friday night against Canisius.

Farrell With The Feed

  • Kelly Farrell logged assists in both of Loyola’s first two MAAC matches last week, sending a pass from the right corner to the head of Gianna Mangione in the 80th minute against Canisius. Mangione knocked in the header to pull Loyola within a goal and eventually force overtime.
  • Farrell then touched the ball to start an indirect free kick that Lina Staropoli struck and Nichole Schiro redirected for the game’s only score in Loyola’s 1-0 victory on Sunday over Niagara.
  • Farrell has a team-high five assists this season, bringing her four-year career total to 13, good for a tie for 13th all-time at Loyola in career helpers. With her next assist, she will tie teammate Kelly Thomas and Naomi Daniels (2002-2005) for 11th all-time.

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, has recorded three assists this season, tying her for third all-time at Loyola in career assists. With one more, she will move into a tie for second.

In The Coaches Box

  • Katherine Remy Vettori starts her third season as the head coach of the Greyhounds, bringing a 30-17-9 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.