Nov. 4, 2008
BALTIMORE - Loyola senior midfielder Lea Day was named to the SoccerBuzz Magazine National Team of the Week today for her play in two Greyhounds wins last weekend to close the regular-season.
Day, who was also named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week yesterday, scored the game-winner in both Loyola games, a 2-0 victory at Marist and a 2-1 win at Siena.
"This is a tremendous honor for Lea," Head Coach Katherine Vettori said. "She had a great weekend, and it is part of a terrific career here at Loyola."
She tallied both Greyhounds goals, in a span of less than 12 minutes, during the second half at Siena. Her first goal, a header off a Kelly Farrell cross, put Loyola ahead 1-0, and her second goal, a 35-yard blast, broke a 1-1 tie and provided the final difference.
Day is now second on the team with six goals this season, and she has scored the game-winners in three of Loyola's last four wins. She also leads the MAAC with six goals since the start of conference play.
The Greyhounds, who have are unbeaten in their last 12 matches, moved up to No. 10 in this week's SoccerBuzz Mid-Atlantic Region poll.
Day and the Greyhounds take on Canisius on Friday, November 7, at 11 a.m., in the MAAC Semifinals. Loyola clinched its 10th MAAC Regular-Season Title with the two victories and earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament.