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Women's Soccer Opens MAAC Play This Weekend

Gigi Mangione

Gigi Mangione

Sept. 26, 2012


Game Information
Opponent Iona Gaels
Date Friday, September 28, 2012
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Game Information
Opponent Fairfield Stags
Date Sunday, September 30, 2012
Time 1 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Quick Kicks
• The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team finished its regular-season non-conference schedule with a 4-3-3 record.

Scouting the Gaels
• Iona wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 2-5-2 record.
• The Gaels have been out-scored so far this season, 11-6, with Sofia Sanchez leading the team with two goals and one assist. Leah Taylor has a team-best two assists to go with one goal, while three other Gaels have registered one goal.
• Goalkeeper Trista Rivera has played all 869 minutes, posting a 1.14 goals-against average, while she has also stopped 52 shots for a .825 save percentage. 

Series with Iona
• Loyola is 19-2-2 all-time against Iona.
• Loyola had won 19 straight over Iona until last year when the Gaels edged the Greyhounds in a double-overtime thriller.
• The Greyhounds have outscored the Gaels 12-1 in the last three meetings. 

Scouting the Stags
Fairfield concluded its non-conference schedule with a 3-3-2 record.
• Shannon Fay leads the attack with two goals, while Kathleen Early anchors the defense with a 0.71 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage. 

Series with Fairfield
This will be the 32nd meeting between the Greyhounds and Stags, with Loyola holding a 15-8-8 advantage in the all-time series.
• The Greyhounds are 3-0-2 in the last five games against Fairfield.
• Last season, the Greyhounds and Stags tied, 0-0.
• The Stags last beat the Greyhounds in the semifinals of the MAAC Championship on Nov. 9, 2008. Fairfield’s last regular-season victory over Loyola was on Oct. 19, 2001.

Up Next
The Greyhounds head on the road for three-straight games at Saint Peter’s, Manhattan and Rider. Loyola will begin with the Peacocks on Friday, Oct. 5 (7 p.m.) and then head to the Jaspers on Sunday, Oct. 7 (1 p.m.).


The Last Meeting
October 23, 2011
New Rochelle, N.Y.
Iona Tops Loyola, 1-0, In Double Overtime
Katie Higgins scored on a header in the 102nd minute as Iona topped the Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team, 1-0, in double overtime on Sunday afternoon in New Rochelle, N.Y.

The Last Meeting
October 21, 2011
Fairfield, Conn.
Women's Soccer Plays To Scoreless Draw At Fairfield
The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team had its second-consecutive overtime match on Friday night, playing to a, 0-0, draw at Fairfield in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.



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