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Final Regular-Season Road Trip Takes Women's Soccer To Lehigh Saturday

Claire Beath
Oct. 19, 2017

Game Information
Opponent Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Date Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time 5:00 p.m.
Location Bethlehem, Pa. | Ulrich Sports Complex
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Quick Hits About The ’Hounds

  • Loyola makes its final road trip of the 2017 regular-season on Saturday, October 21, when it travels to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
  • The Greyhounds will face host Lehigh University in a 5 p.m. game at the Ulrich Sports Complex.
  • Loyola then hosts Lafayette College in its regular-season finale Saturday, October 28, at 1 p.m.
  • Prior tot he game against Lafayette, the Greyhounds will celebrate Senior Day, honoring their two members of the Class of 2018: Alyssa Bonnesen and Lauryn Davidson.
  • The Greyhounds had a season-best streak of 310-plus minutes without allowing a goal snapped in the first half against Boston University on October 14.
  • Julianna Cabrera is tied for fourth in the Patriot League in assists this season with four total.
  • Cabrera has had a foot in all but two of Loyola’s goal this season, assisting on four and scoring two others.
  • This season is the Greyhounds’ eighth with Ridley Athletic Complex as their home. Loyola began playing soccer at the stadium in 2010 and has a 30-24-12 record there.

Last Time Out

  • Junior Sarah Ensor scored her first collegiate goal Wednesday night, but Loyola women’s soccer was edged by American, 2-1.
  • The Eagles scored their first goal in the 23rd minute when Kiara Flaherty tapped in a cross from just in front of the goal. Kyanna Alleyne carried the ball from midfield and sent a pass to Audrey Denkler on the wide left side. Denkler crossed a ball to Flaherty for the goal
  • Kiara Flaherty then added to the Eagles lead seven minutes later, knocking in a loose ball from 19 yards out.
  • The Greyhounds (3-11-1, 0-6-1) cut their deficit to one in the 73rd minute as junior Sarah Ensor scored her first collegiate goal, finishing a rebound from a Julianna Cabrera shot at the top of the box.
  • Loyola’s best chance to equalize came in the 78th minute off a series of shots by sophomore Mary Theresa Corcoran and senior Alyssa Bonnesen.
  • Loyola’s best chance to equalize came in the 78th minute off a series of shots by sophomore Mary Theresa Corcoran and senior Alyssa Bonnesen.

Series History

  • Loyola and Lehigh have met eight previous times in a series that dates to 1995.
  • After the teams played to a scoreless draw last season, Loyola holds a 3-2-2 all-time advantage in the series.
  • The Greyhounds’ victories came during the first three meetings, including in 1995 and 1996 as Loyola defeated Lehigh 2-0 in each of those contests.
  • The two sides wouldn’t meet for another 10 years, when Lehigh traveled to Baltimore on October 3, 2006. The Greyhounds defeated the Mountain Hawks, 4-1.
  • In their first Patriot League matchup in 2013, the Mountain Hawks topped the Greyhounds, 2-1, and in the 2014 season, the two teams played to a scoreless draw at Ridley Athletic Complex.
  • Lehigh came out with the win, 2-1, in 2015 on the Mountain Hawks home field. Last year, the teams took 110 minutes and evenly split 20 shots, but neither Loyola nor the Mountain Hawks registered a goal in the match at Ridley Athletic Complex.

About The Mountain Hawks

  • Lehigh enters Saturday’s match with a 7-4-4 overall record and 3-2-2 mark in Patriot League action. The Mountain Hawks fell, 2-1, on Wednesday night to Bucknell University.
  • Annika Jansa leads Lehigh with nine points and four goals, while Maggie Wadsworth is right behind with four goals and eight points. Clare Severe tops the squad with four assists this season.
  • Sam Miller has played all but 45 minutes in goal for Lehigh, registering a 0.63 goals-against average while playing to a .861 saves percentage. She has been in the net for seven shutouts this season.

Having A Foot In (Almost) Everything

  • Julianna Cabrera has been involved in all but two of Loyola’s eight goals this season, assisting on four via the assist end and scoring at both St. John’s and Delaware State.
  • Cabrera, who is the Greyhounds’ primary player on set pieces, entered the season with just one assist – coming in her freshman season of 2015 – but she has quadrupuled that with four in 2017.

Keeping Them Off The Board

  • Loyola’s defense strung together two-straight shutouts and more than 310 minutes of scoreless soccer in all over the course of four matches, its longest stretch of the season. The Greyhounds yielded a goal to the U.S. Military Academy five minutes, 41 seconds into their game on October 1, and they were not scored on again until Boston University did so in the first half on October 14.

First Time For Everything

  • Sarah Ensor tallied her shot in a Loyola uniform Wednesday night midway through the second half against American.
  • Taylor DiMarco scored her first collegiate goal October 9 at Delaware State, ripping a lefty shot from the top right of the box in the second half to put the Greyhounds ahead, 2-0.
  • Alice Regan and Jen Moutenot also had their first collegiate points against Delaware State, each being credited with assists on DiMarco’s goal.
  • Claire Beath and Hannah Hoefs both registered career firsts in the second half of Loyola’s Patriot League opener at Colgate. Beath’s goal in the 55th minute was her first as a collegian, and Hoefs was on the assisting end for the first time as a collegian.






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