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Women's Soccer Hosts Army West Point, Hero Appreciation Night Saturday

Oct. 14, 2015

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Opponent Army West Point Black Knights
Date Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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HOME SWEET HOME
• The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team returns home to host Army West Point Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. All police, fire fighters, active military, military reserves, veterans and emergency response workers can get two free tickets Saturday for Hero Appreciation Night. Additional tickets for friends and family will be $3. 
• The Greyhounds have played three of their last four games on the road.
• At Ridley Athletic Complex this season, Loyola is 2-2-0 overall and undefeated in Patriot League play, with a record of 2-0-0.

ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
• Loyola looks to record its first win in the month of October after dropping two-straight road matches at Boston University and Lehigh University.
• The Greyhounds’ offense has found its stride, recording at least one goal in every Patriot League match so far this season.
• This year, Loyola is unbeaten when scoring two goals in a match.
• The Greyhounds have scored nine of their 13 total goals in the 45th minute or later.
• Of the four first-half goals, three have been scored in the first six minutes of the match.
• Senior Rosy Hayes leads the Greyhounds with six goals, two assists and 14 points. She is tied for fourth among Patriot League competitors in points and goals.
• Senior Charlotte Miller is second on the team with seven points, scoring all three goals in Patriot League play. She has recorded at least one point in all but one League match.
• Freshman Julianna Cabrera, juniors Jess Soldiviero , Nicole Wahlig and senior Riley Piechnick have each netted one goal this season.
• Freshman Jourdan Ziff and junior Morgan Crable have each assisted one goal, while sophomore Alyssa Bonnesen has recorded two assists, both in Patriot League action.
• Graduate student Colleen Folan has played 1025:28 minutes, posting a 1.76 goals-against average and a .688 save percentage. She has allowed 20 goals and stopped 44 shots. Freshman Sumer Rahe has also spent time in goal for Loyola, collecting six saves for a .750 save percentage.

UP NEXT
• Loyola travels to Bucknell University for its final midweek matchup of the regular season. The Greyhounds will face the Bison Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT
• Loyola fell to Lehigh University, 2-1, Saturday night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
• Neither team had success finding the back of the net in the first half, but both sides combined for three goals in a matter of 11 minutes following the break.
• Lehigh scored back-to-back goals at the start of the second half. The Mountain Hawks tallied two goals off a pair of set pieces in the 47th and 52nd minute of the match.
• In the 56th minute, Loyola pulled within one when sophomore Alyssa Bonnesen beat her defender and sprinted toward the endline. She turned to her left and found senior Charlotte Miller who finished the cross into the top-right corner of the goal.
• Bonnesen tried to get Loyola its equalizer, but Lehigh’s defense blocked the shot in the 70th minute.

ABOUT ARMY WEST POINT
• Army West Point is 4-8-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the Patriot League.
• When playing on the road, the Black Knights are 1-7-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the Patriot League.
• Katie Holder leads the team with 14 points, recording five goals and four assists. Both she and Loyola senior Rosy Hayes are tied for fourth among League players in points, while Holder is sixth in goals.
• Clare Shea and Bailey Widman are second and third on the team, respectively, in points. Shea has collected seven points on two goals and three assists, while Widman has scored three goals for a total of six points.
• Nine additional Black Knights have accumulated points this season.
• In goal, Jordan Cassalia has started all but two games for Army West Point and has given up 21 goals, while stopping 44 shots for a 1.61 goals-against average and a .667 save percentage.
• Army West Point was picked to finish fourth in the Patriot League Preseason Poll. With eight points, the Black Knights are currently tied for second in the Patriot League standings with Bucknell University. The two squads are only one point ahead of Colgate, Loyola and Navy.

SERIES WITH THE BLACK KNIGHTS
• Loyola is looking for its first win over Army West Point, as the Black Knights hold a 0-1-1 advantage in the all-time series.
• The two teams did not meet until 2013 when the Greyhounds joined the Patriot League.
• In their first meeting, the Greyhounds and Black Knights played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Ridley Athletic Complex.
• Junior Nicole Wahlig scored the lone goal for Loyola, recording her first goal at home and her second of the 2013 season.
• The following year, Army West Point defeated Loyola, 1-0, at the Military Academy.

PATRIOT LEAGUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
• On Monday, Sept. 14, junior Nicole Wahlig earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors.
• The East Meadow, New York, native helped the Greyhounds to a 1-1-0 week. Wahlig and the defense recorded the first clean sheet of the season against UMBC Friday, Sept. 11. That same week, the center-back recorded three shots against the Retrievers and Towson Tigers in the Battle of Baltimore.

PATRIOT LEAGUE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
• Graduate student Colleen Folan was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday, Sept. 14.
• The veteran goalkeeper stopped four shots in the Greyhounds’ 1-0 win versus UMBC. Folan and the defense held UMBC, averaging 13.5 shots coming into the contest, to just six shots throughout the 90 minutes.

PATRIOT LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
• Freshman Jourdan Ziff was named the Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Monday, Sept. 28.
• The Temecula, California, native recorded an assist on Loyola’s game-tying goal at Navy on Saturday, Sept. 26. Ziff and the Greyhounds played the Midshipmen to a 2-2 double-overtime draw, collecting one point in Patriot League play.

FIRST TO SCORE WINS GALORE
• Dating back to the 2010 season, Loyola has amassed a record of 37-5-7 when scoring the first goal of the match.
• Of the five times when the Greyhounds have relinquished their lead, three came during the 2010 season.
• This year, Loyola is unbeaten when scoring first. The Greyhounds are 4-0-1.

THE NEED FOR SPEED
• Senior captains Rosy Hayes and Charlotte Miller have wasted no time putting Loyola on the scoreboard this season. In three separate matches, the duo has combined for three goals in the first six minutes of action.
• On Friday, Sept. 11, Hayes scored her first of two goals only 3:12 into the contest at UMBC. She went on to score an insurance goal in the second half, becoming the first player to score multiple goals in a game since Nichole Schiro recorded a hat trick against Niagara University on October 19, 2012.
• Three games later, Hayes and the Greyhounds traveled to Annapolis, Maryland, to take on Navy Saturday, Sept. 26. The midfielder scored the match’s first goal in less than six minutes. After giving up two goals in the second half, the Greyhounds went on to rally for a 2-2 double-overtime tie against the Midshipmen, scoring in the 88th minute to force overtime.
• In the following match, Miller scored her second goal of the season against the American Eagles with 42:15 remaining in the first half. Loyola went on to defeat American, 2-1, in an overtime thriller Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Ridley Athletic Complex.

ROSY’S ROCKET
• Senior Rosy Hayes has packed some power behind her shot this year. In four of her six goals, she has found the back of the net from more than 20 yards out.
• In the season opener against the University of Delaware, Hayes struck the ball from 20-plus yards on the high-right side of the field. The ball curled under the crossbar and tipped the fingers of the Blue Hens’ goalkeeper and fell into the back of the goal for Loyola’s first goal of the season.
• Two weeks later, the Northport, New York, native score the game-winning goal against Saint Francis (Pa.) once again scoring from 20 yards out. The senior blasted a shot from the central part of the field and made a line drive into the back of the net in the 75th minute against the Red Flash.
• In the fourth minute, Hayes scored from 20 yards out against UMBC, scoring the first of two goals in the first game of the Battle of Baltimore. The senior captain became the first player to score multiple goals in a game since Nichole Schiro recorded a hat trick against Niagara University on October 19, 2012.
• Hayes scored the game-winning goal in the conference opener against Lafayette College, Saturday, Sept. 19. The midfielder drove a right-footed shot from 20 yards out that glanced of a Lafayette player and changed directions. It went into the right corner of the goal in the 98th minute for the Greyhounds’ victory.

HIT THE ROAD JACK
• Of the seven non-conference games this season, Loyola played five-straight matches on the road against Temple University, Cornell University, St. Francis (Pa.), UMBC and Towson University.
• During that time, the Greyhounds went 2-3-0.
• The last time Loyola played in five-straight non-conference road games was in 2006. The Greyhounds opened the season with five-consecutive away games, including a tournament in Tempe, Arizona. That season, Loyola went on to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season, going 10-7-2 overall and 8-1-0 in conference play.

COLLEGIATE DEBUTS
• In the first two games of the season, eight freshmen made their collegiate debut.
Kaisa Aalto , Julianna Cabrera and Kate Reese started the season opener against Delaware, while Mia Sardella saw playing time against the Blue Hens.
• Two days later, Lexy Andrews , Cassidy Griffith , Sarah Ensor and Jourdan Ziff also took the field for the first time in their collegiate career against the Monmouth Hawks. 
• Freshman goalkeeper Sumer Rahe made her collegiate debut at Temple University, playing 15 in goal for the Greyhounds and making two saves against the Owls.

PATRIOT LEAGUE PRESEASON POLL
• Loyola was picked to finish sixth in the 2015 Patriot League Preseason Poll.
• Boston University, which has captured the tournament title in each of its first two seasons as a member institution, was picked as the favorite to win the Patriot League women’s soccer title, collecting 11 first-place votes and 155 points.
• Colgate University checked in second with 147 points. The Raiders, who finished first in the 2014 regular-season, received seven first-place votes. Navy took third with a total of 135 points and the final two first-place votes.
• Army West Point polled fourth for the second-consecutive season with 103 points, while Bucknell University was fifth with 92 points. Loyola took sixth with 76 points, six more than Lehigh University at seventh. College of the Holy Cross grabbed the eighth spot with 64 points, while Lafayette College took ninth with 35 points and American University rounded out the poll in 10th place with 23 points.

TEAM CAPTAINS
• Graduate student Colleen Folan , along with seniors Rosy Hayes and Charlotte Miller were named captains for the 2015 season.
• This will be the second-straight season Folan has been a team captain.

2014 RECAP
• Loyola finished the 2014 regular season 6-8-4 overall and 2-3-4 in the Patriot League. The Greyhounds tied for the sixth seed with Lehigh University, but earned a spot in the Patriot League Tournament due to the league’s tiebreaker procedure.
• Then-senior defender Kelly Santangelo was named to the All-Patriot League First Team, while graduate student Colleen Folan and senior Charlotte Miller were voted to the second team.
• Thirteen of Loyola’s 18 regular-season games resulted in a difference of one goal or less. Conversely, all six of the squad’s wins last season were shutout victories. 

OVER THE AIRWAYS
• Loyola fans will be able to follow every home match of the 2015 season by watching the Patriot League Network powered by Campus Insiders. To listen to Glenn Clark and Jamie Watson’s call, fans can go to the women’s soccer schedule page at LoyolaGreyhounds.com, and click on the video link next to the appropriate match.