|Date||Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015|
|Location||Lewisburg, Pa. | Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium|
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• The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team will travel to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, to take on the Bucknell Bison Wednesday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
• Wednesday’s matchup will be the second of two Patriot League midweek games for the Greyhounds. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Loyola welcomed American University to Ridley Athletic Complex. Senior Riley Piechnick’s game-winning goal in the first overtime period lifted the Greyhounds over the Eagles, 2-1.
ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
• Loyola is coming off a 1-0 shutout victory over Army West Point Saturday evening at Ridley Athletic Complex.
• 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 14 total goals in the 45th minute or later.
• Of the five first-half goals, three have been scored in the first six minutes of the match.
• Senior Rosy Hayes leads the Greyhounds with seven goals, two assists and 16 points. She is tied for first among Patriot League competitors in goals per game and ranks third in points per game.
• Senior Charlotte Miller is second on the team with eight 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 1115:28 minutes, posting a 1.61 goals-against average and a .701 save percentage. She has allowed 20 goals and stopped 47 shots. Freshman Sumer Rahe has also spent time in goal for Loyola, collecting six saves for a .750 save percentage.
• Loyola travels to Colgate University Saturday, Oct. 24, for a 5 p.m., matchup.
LAST TIME OUT
• Loyola defeated Army West Point, 1-0, on Saturday evening at Ridley Athletic Complex.
• The Greyhounds recorded their first win against the Black Knights since joining the Patriot League in 2013.
• In the 11th minute, senior Rosy Hayes scored the game-winning goal from classmate Charlotte Miller .
• Saturday’s goal was the fourth game-winner for Hayes this season. She has recorded the most game-winning goals in the Patriot League this season, and is tied for fifth most in Loyola’s program history.
• Following the match, freshman Julianna Cabrera was named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after helping the defense hold the Black Knights to only six shots and three on goal.
• Graduate student Colleen Folan played all 90 minutes. She made three saves and recorded her second shutout of the season.
• Bucknell is 7-5-3 overall and 3-1-2 in the Patriot League.
• Most recently, freshman Talia Szatkowski recorded her first collegiate goal to help Bucknell defeat American University, 1-0, Saturday afternoon.
• The Bison are unbeaten at home, posting a record of 5-0-1 at Emmitt Field.
• Kendall Ham leads Bucknell with eight goals and one assist. She is tied for first among all Patriot League players in goals and is third in shots (47) and points (17).
• Alexis Gannon is second on the team with three goals and one assist.
• Jessica Ratner has played all 1414:37 in goal for the Bison and has given up 16 goals for a 1.02 goals-against average. She’s also stopped 72 shots for a .818 save percentage.
• Bucknell was picked to finish fifth in the Patriot League preseason poll.
SERIES WITH THE BISON
• Loyola is 3-2-1 when facing Bucknell and 0-2-0 in Patriot League play.
• The Greyhounds won the first three contests, the last being a 2-1 decision at Loyola’s Diane Geppi-Aikens Field in 2007.
• The following year, the two teams played to a 2-2 draw in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
• Loyola looks to record its first win against Bucknell since joining the League in 2013.
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.
• Nearly one month later, freshman Julianna Cabrera also earned defensive player of the week honors.
• Cabrera and the Greyhounds shutout Army West Point, 1-0, Saturday, Oct. 17, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
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 38-5-7 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.
• Senior Rosy Hayes has packed some power behind her shot this year. In four of her seven 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.