Women's Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season at Home Versus Saint Peter's and Manhattan

Oct. 20, 2009

Baltimore, Md. -

Game 18
Loyola Greyhounds (11-4-2, 7-0-0 MAAC)
Saint Peter's Peahens (4-12-1, 1-6-0 MAAC)
Date: Friday, October 23
Where: Baltimore, Md.
Complex: Diane Geppi-Aikens Field
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Media: Video GameTracker

Game 19
Loyola Greyhounds (11-4-2, 7-0-0 MAAC)
Manhattan Jaspers (7-7-2, 2-3-2 MAAC)
Promotion: Senior Day and Youth Soccer Day
Date: Sunday, October 25
Where: Baltimore, Md.
Complex: Diane Geppi-Aikens Field
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Media: Video GameTracker

Weekend Preview
• The 2009 MAAC Regular Season champion Greyhounds wrap up the regular season at home with MAAC conference games against Saint Peter's (October 23) and Manhattan (October 25).
• Loyola is undefeated in its last nine games (8-0-1) and have won seven straight.
• The `Hounds are in a midst of a 26-game (20-0-6) 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.

So Long Seniors
• The last two games of the regular season will be the final home appearances for Loyola's eight seniors (Heather Cooke, Theresa Ferraina, Christina Gomez, Brittany Henderson, Colleen Kinealy, Amanda Meehan, Rachel Shuck and Andrea Toro.
• Coming into the weekend, the Greyhounds are a combined 41-23-13 (.617) overall and 27-1-6 (.882) in the MAAC in class' four seasons at Loyola.

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 (13), goals (5) and assists (3) and was the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on August 31. Ferraina leads the team with 43 shots on the season.

Last Time Out (Clinched MAAC Regular Season Title)
• Senior GK Brittany Henderson recorded her seventh shutout of the season with a 5-0 victory at Iona and allowed just one goal in a 2-1 overtime victory at Fairfield.
• Freshman Nichole Schiro scored back-to-back three point games in wins at Iona and Fairfield and was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week. Schiro had the game-winning assist and a goal at Iona, and the go-ahead assist and game-winning goal at Fairfield.
• Schiro now has 19 points and 7 goals, which both lead the team. Her four game-winners also lead the Greyhounds. The freshman leads the MAAC in points (19) and goals (5) in conference games.

Two Out of Three, Again
• Loyola nearly swept the MAAC Weekly honors as Nichole Schiro (2 goals, 2 assists) and Brittany Henderson (2-0, 1 shutout, 1 goal allowed) earned Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on October 19.

The Skinny on Saint Peter's (Loyola leads all-time series, 17-3-0, 8-1-0 at home)
• SPC defeated Delaware State, 2-1 on Thursday and were shutout at home by Manhattan, 3-0 on Saturday br> • Courtney Sundstrom leads the team with six goals and 13 points. Alex Keddie and Chloe Zmolek have two goals each.
• Caitlin Hoffer is the primary goalkeeper and has recorded a 1.93 GAA and .741 save percentage. She has made 80 saves on the season and has tallied three shutouts.

Scouting the Jaspers (Loyola leads all-time series, 14-2-1, 8-0-0 at home)
• The Jaspers blanked Army, 1-0 on Thursday and shutout Saint Peter's, 3-0 on Saturday
• Caitlin Morse leads the attack with 7 goals, and 18 points, while her 4 assists are second on the team. Courtney McMahon, Alexandra Koneker and Megan Lavecchia have 2 goals apiece and McMahon has a team leading 5 assists.
• Kara Davis has started 15 of 16 games and has recorded a 1.07 GAA and .797 save percentage. She has stopped 55 shots and has four clean sheets this season

Miss October, Brittany Henderson
• Since the beginning of October of her sophomore year, Brittany Henderson has allowed just three goals in 19 games during the month of October, good for a 0.16 goals against average.
• Henderson leads the league with seven clean sheets this season.
• Shutout Rider on October 3 for her 20th career shutout and now has 23 in her career.
• Three-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Week on September 21 (at American and Old Dominion), October 12 (Marist and Siena) and October 20 (at Iona and Fairfield).
• Was named the ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on October 13 (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 three goals and a MAAC-leading seven assists. Her ten points in MAAC games is 3rd in the conference, her three goals in conference games is fifth in the MAAC and her four assists in conference play leads the MAAC.

Fab Freshman
• A group of six freshmen have played major roles for the Greyhounds this season.
• Freshmen Nichole Schiro (7g, 5a), Tessa McClenahan (2g, 1a), Lauren Norcia (3a) have all played in all 17 games this season for the Greyhounds. Jennifer Thornton has played in 15 (DNP vs. Siena & at Fairfield), Gianna Mangione (1a) in 13 and Kelsey Donohue appeared in nine.
• The sextuplet has combined for nine goals, ten assists and 67 shots. McClenahan won the conference Rookie of the Week honor on August 31 and Schiro won the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on October 19.

Strength of Schedule (Currently 64th 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 72-65-20 (.522).
• Taking away games against Mount St. Mary's, High Point and Lafayette, Greyhounds non-conference opponents are a combined 62-34-16 (.625).

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.