Women's Soccer Records First Patriot League Win In Program History
Oct. 23, 2013
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer recorded its first-ever Patriot League victory against the American University Eagles, 2-0, Wednesday evening.
Loyola (2-10-3 overall, 1-5-1 Patriot League) won its first home match at Ridley Athletic Complex since nearly a year ago when the Greyhounds defeated the Canisius College Golden Griffins, 4-1, on October 21.
After dribbling past defenders, Charlotte Miller scored on a left-footed punch in the 32nd minute, assisted by junior Gabrielle Tana. Miller’s shot sailed over the American back line and into the upper right corner of the goal for Loyola’s first point of the contest.
In the 40th minute, freshman Maddie Boccio recorded the team’s sixth and final shot of the half, with an attempt that sailed high above the cross bar.
The Greyhounds entered the locker room with a 6-5 shot advantage and a 1-0 lead.
Loyola came back from the half with a strong offensive presence. The Greyhounds recorded 10 shots to the Eagles’ one.
Boccio added to the lead, with a header in the 64th minute. Following an American foul, senior Melissa Lookingland sailed a free kick from the near side into the box. Boccio connected with the ball and sent the header into the top of the net for the Greyhounds’ second goal.
Minutes later, Miller attempted to add to her one goal, playing a bicycle kick into the hands of American goalkeeper Charlene Belanger. Miller recorded three shots, while classmate Rosy Hayes recorded a team-high four shots.
Hayes found back-to-back scoring opportunities in the 70th and 79nd minute, but her best look came in the 82nd minute. She sped down the field and fought off an American defender to go one-on-one with American’s goalkeeper. Belanger deflected the ball toward her own goal, and her teammate made a sliding save to avoid the goal.
Loyola outshot the Eagles, 16-6, and had a 7-1 corner kick advantage.
With the loss, American fell to 6-9-1 and 4-2-1.
Senior Didi Haracic played all 90 minutes in goal for the Greyhounds, recording three saves and her first shutout of the season.
Loyola plays its final road game of the season on Sunday when the Greyhounds travel to the United States Naval Academy for a 1 p.m. matchup.
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