No. 11 Georgetown Hosts Women's Soccer Sunday Afternoon
|Opponent||No. 11 Georgetown Hoyas|
|Date||Sunday, August 27, 2017|
|Location||Washington, D.C. | Shaw Field|
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Quick Hits About The 'Hounds
- Loyola University Maryland makes the short trip to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, August 27, where it will face No. 11 Georgetown University at Shaw Field in non-conference action.
- Through three games this year, Loyola leads the Patriot League in corner kicks attempted with 24.
- Julianna Cabrera is tied for the conference lead in assists early in the season. Her two assists match Boston University's Erin Neville.
- The Greyhounds finished the 2016 season with a 6-6-4 record and 2-4-3 mark in Patriot League action.
- The 2017 season will be the Greyhounds' fifth as members of the Patriot League. Loyola joined the conference prior to the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Naomi Meiburger is in her fourth season as the Greyhounds' head coach. She joined on the sidelines by assistant coaches Kevin Dempsey and Morgan Ruhl. Both Dempsey and Ruhl were with the Greyhounds in 2016, but Ruhl was elevated from her role as volunteer assistant coach in June.
- This season will be the Greyhounds' eighth with Ridley Athletic Complex as their home. Loyola began playing soccer at the stadium in 2010 and has a 30-22-11 record there. Last season, the Greyhounds went 4-3-2 on their home pitch.
Last Time Out
- Mary Theresa Corcoran scored her first collegiate goal when headed home a Julianna Cabrera corner kick 3:54 into overtime to give Loyola a 1-0 non-conference win over Seton Hall on Thursday night at Ridley Athletic Complex.
- Corcoran's shot was just Loyola's third of the game, but it provided the match's only scoring as Sumer Rahe logged a clean sheet in goal for the Greyhounds.
- Loyola gained possession two minutes into overtime as a shot by Seton Hall's Andrea Palermo from the top of the 18 went well right of the goal, and Rahe was given a goal kick. She sent the ball to the midfield line where the Pirates briefly won back possession, but Alice Regan stepped in front of a long Seton Hall pass to get the ball back for the Greyhounds.
- Regan touched it to Cabrera who sent a long ball up the right side to Jourdan Ziff. After the Pirates knocked it out of bounds, Ziff turned and touched Regan's throw toward the end line, sending a cross off a Pirates defender and out for a Greyhounds' corner.
- Overall, Seton Hall had a 7-3 advantage in shots, but Loyola took three more corners than the Pirates' three.
- Sunday's match will be the fourth all-time between Loyola and Georgetown. The Jesuit schools have evenly split the three previous meetings with each earning a win while splitting the most-recent match.
- Loyola and Georgetown played to a scoreless draw on September 8, 2006, in Washington, D.C. The Greyhounds outshot the Hoyas, 16-8, in the game, but Georgetown goalkeeper Jade Higgins made 10 saves to keep Loyola off the board. Greyhounds goalkeeper Brittany Henderson also recorded a clean sheet, making three saves.
- The programs first met on October 9, 1998, when the Hoyas scored a 1-0 win in Baltimore. The Greyhounds then posted a 3-1 victory when the teams played on September 5, 2005.
About The Hoyas
- Georgetown entered the week ranked 11th nationally by the NSCAA coaches poll. The Hoyas advanced to the NCAA College Cup Semifinals last season.
- Chloe Knott scored a goal in the 80th minute on Thursday, lifting the Hoyas to a 1-0 win over host Delaware. The win improved Georgetown's 2017 record to 2-1-0.
Big East Flavor
- The game on Sunday will be the second of two-straight the Greyhounds will play against Big East Conference foes after defeating Seton Hall on Thursday night.
- After contests against UMBC and Saint Francis (Pennsylvania), Loyola will take on another team from the Big East when they are at St. John's.
- The Greyhounds are 3-8-2 all-time against current members of the Big East.
- Loyola Head Coach Naomi Meiburger was an assistant coach at Georgetown for 11 years, serving as the Hoyas' associate head coach from 2011-13.
- Mary Theresa Corcoran scored her first collegiate goal on Thrusday night less than four minutes into overtime against Seton Hall, lifting Loyola to a 1-0 win.
- Corcoran took nine shots as a freshman in 2016 and had an assist, but the goal Thrusday night was her first for Loyola.
Getting In The Mix
- Nicole Rivas, a freshman from Northern California, scored the Greyhounds' first goal of the year on August 18 against Mount St. Mary's, knocking in a Julianna Cabrera corner kick early in the second half.
- It marked the second year in a row that a freshman scored in the season-opener for the Greyhounds after current sophomore Maddie Hart did so against The Mount in 2016. Rivas' goal also marked the first time a Loyola freshman scored the team's first goal of the season since Tessa McClenahan tallied the game-winner in a 1-0 win over The Mount on August 23, 2009.
Cornering The Market
- Loyola's offensive unit has consistently put pressure on opposing defenses this year, earning 24 corner kicks on two matches.
- Meanwhile, the Greyhounds have given up just nine corners to their 2017 opponents.
Back In Action
- The Greyhounds return 13 players who saw playing time during the 2016 season, players who accounted for more than 63 percent of the minutes played. Loyola welcomes back 61 percent of its goals scored and 89 percent of its assists from a year ago.
- Juniors Jourdan Ziff and Julianna Cabrera were named co-captains at the end of spring practice. The two have been mainstays in the lineup for the Greyhounds since coming to the Evergreen campus in 2015, anchoring the offensive and defensive units.
- "I told the players before overtime it was going to be a game decided on something manufactured. Alice (Regan) got the ball to Jourdan, and she got us the corner. It was a great ball from `Jules,' and Mary just smashed it home." - Head Coach Naomi Meiburger on Loyola's game-winning goal Thursday night.
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