Beath Scores First Career Goal As Colgate Downs Women's Soccer
HAMILTON, N.Y. - Claire Beath scored her first collegiate goal Saturday, but Colgate University topped Loyola University Maryland, 3-1, in the teams' Patriot League opener At Beyer-Small Field.
Colgate put up a pair of goals in the match's first 26 minutes, getting on the board after 6:37. Emily Crichlow centered a ball from the right side of the box, and Mara Cosentino put in a one-touch finish.
Crichlow added a second goal for the Raiders (4-4-0, overall; 1-0-0, Patriot League) at 25:10 when she used a Martina Loncar assist to volley in a shot.
Colgate tagged on a third goal before halftime at 42:17 as Shannon Pawlak tallied a score from 35 yards out.
Loyola (2-6-0, 0-1-0) got on the board early in the second half as Claire Beath recorded her first collegiate goal. Hannah Hoefs won the ball and slipped a pass to Beath at the top of the box where she finished for the Greyhounds.
"Colgate is a really difficult environment to play in. Credit to them, they found a way to start the game with some fight and got rewarded for that," said Loyola Head Coach Naomi Meiburger. "We came back in the second half, and I'm really proud of our response to score and keep them off the board in that half. Unfortunately, our efforts fell short and we have to look ahead now to another tough place as we head to Annapolis on Friday. This league is strong, and there are no easy games, so we have to get to work this week to prepare. I'm happy for Claire getting her first collegiate goal and thought her performance today warranted a reward."
The assist was also the first as a collegian for Hoefs.
Sumer Rahe finished with six saves in goal for Loyola. The Greyhounds are back in action Friday night in Annapolis, Maryland, where they will face the U.S. Naval Academy at 7 o'clock.