Regular-Season Finale Saturday At Rider For Women's Soccer

Oct. 27, 2010

Game Information
Opponent Rider
Date Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time 1 p.m.
Location Lawrenceville, N.J. | Campus Athletic Field
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Game Data

  • Loyola closes the regular-season on Saturday with its lone game of the week, a 1 p.m. match against host Rider in Lawrenceville, N.J.
  • The Greyhounds and Broncs are both alive for spots in the four-team Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships that will be held at Loyola, November 5-7.

Series History

  • Rider and Loyola will meet for the 19th time in series history when they take the field on Saturday. The Greyhounds hold a 16-0-2 record in the previous 18 meetings, including a 2-0 victory last season in Baltimore. The teams played to a scoreless tie in 2008 and Loyola was a 1-0 winner in 2007.

Last Time Out

  • The Greyhounds carved out two one-goal victories last weekend on the road in MAAC action. Loyola used a Lina Staropoli penalty kick in the 15th minute on Friday night at Manhattan to take a 1-0 lead that would prove to be the final margin.
  • Loyola then got goals from Nichole Schiro and Kelly Farrell on Sunday afternoon at Saint Peter’s, and despite allowing a goal with less than two minutes to play, the Greyhounds defeated the Peahens, 2-1.

Shutout Streak Narrowly Snapped

  • Loyola’s shutout streak came to an end late in Sunday’s game at Saint Peter’s when the Peahens scored with 1-minute, 50-seconds remaining in regulation. The goal snapped a 389-minute stretch where the Greyhounds had not been scored upon.

Speed Pays Off For McFadden

  • Katelyn McFadden used her speed to set up Loyola’s only goal in its 1-0 victory over Manhattan on Friday night. She raced past a pair of Jaspers defenders, forcing a third to take her down in the box for a foul. Lina Staropoli nailed the ensuing penalty kick to put the Greyhounds on the board.
  • McFadden was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week on Monday following her play in the Greyhounds’ victories over the weekend.

Moving On Up

  • Nichole Schiro’s second half goal on Sunday at Saint Peter’s was the 24th of her career that has spanned just 42 games in two years at Loyola. She moved into a tie with Christina Gomez (2006-09) and Courtney Arikian (2003-06) for fifth all-time at Loyola in goals scored. She is one goal away from tying another former teammate, Theresa Ferraina (2006-09) for fourth.
  • Schiro’s 15 goals are tied for second on the Greyhounds’ single-season chart with Ali Andrzejewski’s 2005 total. Andrzejewski holds the school record with 18 in 2004. Schiro’s 31 points this year are third behind Andrzejewski’s 43 and 32 from 2005 and 2005.
  • She leads the MAAC in goals, goals per game (0.79), points (31), and game-winning goals (6) this season.
  • Schiro is eighth in NCAA Division I in goals per game and tied for fifth in total goals. Her 31 total points are tied for 11th, and she is tied for 23rd in points per game.

Kelly Chasing Kelly

  • Entering play on October 15, Kelly Farrell had caught teammate Kelly Thomas with 14 career assists, but six minutes into the game against Fairfield, Farrell passed her with an assist on Schiro’s goal, marking the 15th assist of her career. Farrell’s lead, however, did not last long, as Thomas tallied her second assist of 2010 two minutes later, tying her again with Farrell in the category.
  • Thomas pulled ahead in the career assists race on Sunday against Iona, sending a perfect cross to the far post where Gianna Mangione was waiting to bounce in a goal, giving Thomas three assists this year and 16 in her career. Thomas is now seventh all-time at Loyola in assists, and Farrell is tied for eighth.
  • Farrell leads Loyola and the MAAC with seven assists this year, one shy of tying the Loyola single-season record.

Moving On Up, Part II

  • Schiro, Farrell and Thomas aren’t the only ones on the Greyhounds who are climbing the career charts at Loyola this season. Lina Staropoli’s assist against Niagara on October 3 was the 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.

Road Trip Blues No More

  • After opening the season 0-6-1 in its first seven road trips, Loyola got into the win column away from Ridley Athletic Complex last weekend. The Greyhounds’ wins at Manhattan and Saint Peter’s were its first two on the road, but they are 7-1-1 in their inaugural season at Ridley.

In The Coaches Box

  • Katherine Remy Vettori starts her third season as the head coach of the Greyhounds, bringing a 32-19-9 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.