Greyhounds Battle Marist For MAAC Title Sunday

Nov. 5, 2011

Game Information
Opponent Marist Red Foxes
Date Sunday, November 6, 2011
Time 1:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Quick Kicks

  • The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team will make its 17th appearance in the MAAC Championship title game, as the Greyhounds advanced to the finals of the 2011 Chick-fil-A MAAC Championship after defeated No. 2 seed Niagara, 5-0, on Friday night.
  • The Greyhounds have nine MAAC Championship titles, the most of any time in the conference.
  • Junior defender Kelsey Rene notched her first career game-winning goal, scoring twice in the first half against Niagara. Nichole Schiro added two in the second half while Toni Cowan rounded out the scoring with her first career goal.
  • Schiro has scored six goals in the last three games. Loyola has won all three of those.
  • The Greyhounds are 9-3-4 all-time in MAAC title games, including 2-1-1 in Baltimore. The last time Loyola won a MAAC title on its home field was 1996 when they defeated Siena 2-0.
  • Loyola improved to 7-3 at home in MAAC tournament games with the win over Niagara.
  • Loyola has never won a shootout in a title game, going 0-4.

Scouting the Red Foxes

  • Marist is making its third-straight trip to the MAAC tournament and third overall appearance in the finals.
  • Marist advanced to the finals after beating No. 4 seed Fairfield on a shootout (4-3. The teams finished tied at one at the end of regulation.
  • The Red Foxes have never won a MAAC title.
  • Marist claimed the 2011 MAAC regular-season crown with a 7-1-1 record in conference play.
  • Freshman forward Amanda Epstein was honored as the 2011 MAAC Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Red Fox to earn the distinction.
  • The 12 overall wins this season set a program record.
  • First-year Head Coach Kate Lyn was honored as the Anaconda Sports Coach of the Year.
  • Seven Marist players were honored as either First Team, Second Team or All-Rookie selections.
  • The last time Marist was in the title game was in 2007, when they lost, 2-0, to the Greyhounds.

Series with Marist

  • This will be the 20th meeting all-time between the Red Foxes and the Greyhounds, with Loyola holding a 12-3-4 overall advantage in the series.
  • Marist has won the last two match-ups, both by 1-0 scores. The last time the two teams met was on October 16 of this season when Amanda Epstein headed in a goal in the first overtime to give Marist the win.
  • Loyola is 5-2-2 all-time in Baltimore. The last win for the Greyhounds in the series was on October 9, 2009, at Loyola.

Loyola vs. Marist  in MAAC Championship

  • The two sides have met four times in the MAAC Championship: twice in the semifinal and twice in the finals
  • Loyola has won all four previous meetings, outscoring the Red Foxes 10-1. Marist has not scored against the Greyhounds in a MAAC tournament game since October 31, 1997.
  • The last time the two teams met in the MAAC tournament was in the finals in 2007. Loyola won that game by a final of 2-0 in a game that was played at Marist.

Loyola vs. MAAC

  • The Greyhounds have registered a 135-17-15 in regular-season play against MAAC foes and 162-23-21 overall.
  • Loyola has seven regular-season MAAC titles, with the last coming in 2009.

Loyola in MAAC Championship

  • The Greyhounds are making their 19th appearance in the MAAC Championship out of 20 years in the conference.
  • Loyola has now advanced to 17 title games, winning nine of those.
  • The Greyhounds last won a tournament title in 2009, beating Niagara, 3-2.
  • Loyola is 27-5-7 overall in MAAC tournament games and 13-2-2 in semifinal matches.

Last Time Loyola was in the Finals...

  • The Greyhounds defeated Niagara, 3-2, in 2009 to win their ninth MAAC title.
  • Loyola trailed 2-0 at halftime, but scored three times in the second half to win the game.
  • Gigi Mangione scored the game-tying goal, while Tessa McClenahan scored the game-winner. Mangione was named MVP of the tournament.

Greyhounds as the No. 3 Seed

  • This is the 4th time in Loyola’s 19 appearances that the Greyhounds have been the No. 3 seed.
  • In the previous three times the Greyhounds have been the No. 3 seed, they have won the tournament title.
  • The last time the Greyhounds were the No. 3 seed was in 2007, when they defeated Fairfield, 2-0, in the semifinals and Marist, 2-0, in the finals.

Schiro Climbing Charts

  • With two more goals against Niagara, junior forward Nichole Schiro continued to add on to her career record total with 37 goals.
  • Schiro has 13 goals this season, the fourth-most in a single-season in Loyola history while her 30 points this year ranks third.
  • The Okemos, Mich., native ranks second all-time in career points with 85, trailing Carolyn Kennington by four for the all-time record.

Rene Makes Her Mark

  • Kelsey Rene scored her first career game-winning goal in the, 5-0, victory over Niagara.
  • She became the first multi-goal scorer other than Nichole Schiro since Lea Day in November of 2008.

All-MAAC Honors