Women's Soccer Travels To Iona and Fairfield This Weekend

Oct. 13, 2009


Complete Game Notes in PDF Format

Game 16

Loyola Greyhounds (9-4-2, 5-0-0 MAAC)
Opponent: Iona Gaels (6-9-1, 3-2-0 MAAC)
Date: Friday, October 16
Where: New Rochelle, N.Y.
Complex: Hynes Athletic Center
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Media: Video and Live Stats

Game 17
Loyola Greyhounds (9-4-2, 5-0-0 MAAC)

Opponent: Fairfield Stags (9-2-0, 3-1-0 MAAC)
Date: Sunday, October 18
Where: Fairfield, Conn.
Complex: Lessing Field
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Media: Video and Live Stats

Weekend Preview

• The Greyhounds travel up north to take on the Iona Gaels on Friday, Oct. 16 and the Fairfield Stags on Sunday, Oct. 18 in the final two road games of the season for Loyola.
• Loyola is undefeated in its last seven games (6-0-1) and have won five straight.
• The ‘Hounds are in a midst of a 24-game (18-0-6) undefeated streak in MAAC regular season play, with the last loss coming October 27, 2006 at Manhattan, 2-1.
• The streak is the second-longest in school history as Loyola won 45 straight from 10/21/01 to 10/27/06.

Vote For ‘T’
• Forward Theresa Ferraina was named one of ten finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award October 5. Fans may vote for ‘T’ once-a-day on or text W4 to 74567 until November 13.
• Ferraina is second on the team in points (11), goals (4) and assists (3) and was the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on August 31. Ferraina leads the team with 34 shots on the season.

Last Time Out
• Senior GK Brittany Henderson recorded her fifth and sixth shutout of the season with 1-0 victories over Marist and Siena.
• Freshman Nichole Schiro netted the game-winner vs. Marist on an assist by junior Taylor Santypal. Schiro and Santypal also assisted Theresa Ferraina’s game-winner vs. Siena.
• Schiro now has 11 points and 5 goals, which both lead the team. Her three game-winners also lead the Greyhounds and three of her five goals have come in MAAC games, two of which were game-winners.

The Skinny on the Gaels
• Iona fell to Manhattan, 1-0, Friday and two days later defeated Saint Peter’s, 2-0
• Gabriella D’Aprile and Amber Blocher lead the Gaels with three goals each. D’Aprille also is tied for the team-lead with two assists with Julia Zorn.
• Suzanne Baldissard (717:53) and Kelly Mahoney (758:19) almost have the same number of minutes in net. Mahoney’s (4-5-0) allowed 14 goals for a 1.66 GAA and .791 save percentage. Baldissard’s (2-4-1) allowed seven goals for a 0.88 GAA and .903 save percentage. Both have a pair of shutouts.

Scouting the Stags
• Fairfield blanked Saint Peter’s, 3-0 and tied Manhattan, 1-1, two days later.
• Jasmin Corniel paces the Stags’ attack with eight goals and three assists for 19 points. Adrienne Boyer, Spenser Allaway and Chrissie Sidie all have three goals apiece. MAAC Preseason Player of the Year Nicole Cavallaro leads the team with six assists and is followed by Casey Frobey in the category with four.
• Kelly Boudreau is the primary goalkeeper and has allowed 24 goals for a 1.50 GAA. With 91 saves, she has accumulated a .791 save percentage and has recorded four shutouts.

Miss October
• Since the beginning of October of her sophomore year, Brittany Henderson has allowed just two goals in 17 games during the month of October, good for a 0.12 goals against average.
• Henderson leads the league with six clean sheets this season (3 straight) and has not allowed a goal in her last 340:34.
• Shutout Rider on October 3 for her 20th career shutout and now has 22 in her career.
• Twice named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week on September 21 (at American and Old Dominion) and October 12 (Marist and Siena).

Kelly Kelly
• A pair of juniors, midfielder Kelly Farrell and defender Kelly Thomas have been vital to the team’s success this season.
• Farrell, who has two goals and a pair of assists on the season, recorded the game-winners at High Point and Canisius and assisted on the game-tying and winning goals vs. Lafayette.
• Thomas, perhaps the most consistent players for Loyola so far this season, has a pair of goals and a MAAC-leading six assists.

Fab Five Freshmen
• Freshmen Nichole Schiro (5g, 3a), Tessa McClenahan (2g, 1a), Lauren Norcia (2a) have all played in all 15 games this season for the Greyhounds. Jennifer Thornton has played in 14 (DNP vs. Siena) and Kelsey Donohue appeared in nine.
• The fab five have combined for seven goals, six assists and 54 shots. McClenahan won the conference Rookie of the Week honor on August 31.

Strength of Schedule (Currently 90th in the RPI)
• The Greyhounds faced a brutal non-conference schedule with eight of the ten games on the road.
• Loyola’s non-conference opponents are now a combined 63-55-18 (.529).
• Taking away games against Mount St. Mary’s, High Point and Lafayette, Greyhounds non-conference opponents are a combined 54-29-14 (.629).

After consecutive losses to ACC schools, #26 Wake Forest and Maryland, Loyola nearly dropped a 3rd straight, but senior midfielder Christina Gomez’ goal with one second in regulation vs. Boston University prevented that. The goal was Gomez’ 20th career score and second straight game with a goal.

Two Out of Three
• Loyola nearly swept the MAAC Weekly honors as Tessa McClenahan (2 goals, 1 assist) and Theresa Ferraina (1 goals, 2 assists) earned Rookie of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week, respectively, to open the season.
• Goalkeeper Brittany Henderson just missed out from receiving the Defensive Player of the Week award after posting a pair of shutouts (at Mount St. Mary’s and High Point). That honor went to GK Kelly Mahoney of Iona.