BALTIMORE- After a scoreless 100 minutes between Boston University and Loyola, the Terriers’ Rachel Blauner scored a goal in the second overtime period to hand Loyola it’s first Patriot League loss of the season.
"Good competition always makes you better, and I think our performance today was fantastic against one of the top teams in our league," said Head Coach Naomi Meiburger. "I think as we move forward we have to match this performance and if we can perform the way we did today I think we'll have some very good results as we go down the stretch."
The first half saw only two shots from the Greyhounds, the closest scoring attempt coming from sophomore Julianna Cabrera in the fourth minute of play. Goalkeeper Sumer Rahe ended the first half with two saves.
BU had eight shots to Loyola’s two through the period, with Hannah Wilcox having the Terriers' best look at goal in the 38th minute, sending a shot over the goalpost.
The Terriers controlled corner kicks in the first half, 5-0. The Greyhounds did not have a corner kick until the second half, charting their first in the 56th minute.
Coming into the second half, BU’s Ann Marie Jaworski had a shot that went wide in the 75th minute. Loyola responded minutes later, with a shot from Lexy Andrews that went wide in the 79th minute.
Regulation ended scoreless, with both Rahe and Terrier goalkeeper Hannah Ciolek finishing with two saves in 90 minutes.
"I thought the game was really back and forth and I think they were better than us in the first half," said Meiburger. "In the second half we really came out and dominated play, and I thought we had some very good chances to go and win the game, particularly at the end of regulation."
Neither team charted a goal in the first overtime period, setting the game up for an additional 10 minutes. Two minutes into the second overtime, Blauner shot from 30 yards out off a pass from Erica Kosienski, scoring her first goal of the season and fourth of her career. The assist was Kosienski’s first of the season and seventh of her career.
The Terriers led in shots, 15-7, and corner kicks, 7-4.
The Greyhounds return to action next Saturday, October 8th, at 7 p.m. against Lehigh at Ridley Athletic Complex.