Oct. 25, 2011
- The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team wraps-up its regular-season at home this weekend as the Greyhounds host Manhattan on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saint Peter’s on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
- The Greyhounds have played three-straight overtime games entering this weekend, going 0-2-1 in those matches. Loyola tied Fairfield, 0-0, and lost to Iona, 1-0, in a pair of double overtime contests on the road last weekend.
- The Greyhounds bring an 11-4-1 record at Ridley Athletic Complex into the matches this weekend.
- Loyola stands sixth in the MAAC with 10 points entering the final two matches of the season. The top-four teams in the conference qualify for the MAAC Championships held Nov. 4-6 at Ridley Athletic Complex.
- Junior forward Nichole Schiro enters the weekend tied for second in the MAAC in goals with five and points with 12. She has 31 career goals, three away from setting the all-time program record in Loyola history.
Friday Night is Fright Night
- Join the Greyhounds Friday night at 7 p.m. against Manhattan for Friday Night!
- Kids in costume will be admitted free and can enjoy trick-or-treating with Loyola student-athletes.
Family Fun Day and Senior Day Sunday
- The Greyhounds celebrate Senior Day and Family Fun Day Sunday at 1 p.m. against Manhattan.
- Loyola will honor senior defender Joie McLaughlin, along with senior managers Kim Byrnes and Maggie Ebner in a ceremony prior to the game.
- Kids in jerseys or team t-shirts admitted FREE! Kids and enjoy poster making, temporary tattoos and stadium tours with student-athletes.
Where They Stand
- The Greyhounds sit sixth in the MAAC entering the weekend with 10 points. The top-four teams in the conference qualify for the MAAC Championships hosted by Loyola on Nov. 4 and 6.
- Loyola is one point behind Fairfield and Canisius who are tied for fourth and three points behind Niagara and Iona who are tied for second.
Scouting the Jaspers
- The Jaspers are led by first-year head coach Brendan Lawler, who has the team at 3-11-2 overall and 1-5-1 in MAAC play.
- The Jaspers won their first MAAC contest of the season their last time out, beating Saint Peter’s 2-1.
- Manhattan has struggled offensively and ranks last in the MAAC in conference play with six goals in seven games (0.86 goals per game).
- Manhattan also ranks ninth in the league in goals allowed with 16, giving up 2.29 goals per match.
- The Japsers are 1-2 on the road in conference play and 1-6-1 overall away from home.
Scouting the Peahens
- Saint Peter’s has dropped its last two matches heading into play this weekend after losing to Manhattan at home last weekend.
- The Peahens are 1-4-0 on the road this season and are 0-2 on the road in MAAC play.
- Saint Peter’s is ninth in the league with seven goals this season, averaging 1.00 per game.
- The squad has dropped seven of its last eight matches.
- The Peahens are tied for last in the league, allowing 16 goals in seven games, good for a 2.29 goals against average in MAAC play.
Series with Manhattan
- Friday’s meeting marks the 21st between the Jaspers and the Greyhounds, with Loyola holding a 16-2-2 advantage.
- The Greyhounds have won three-straight in the series and are unbeaten in the last five meetings.
- Neither team has managed to score more than one goal in each of the last five meetings.
- Loyola is unbeaten against the Jaspers in Baltimore, notching an 8-0-1 record. Loyola has outscored Manhattan 20-1 in those games. The Jaspers lone goal in Baltimore came on September 22, 2001.
Series with Saint Peter’s
- This is the 23rd meeting between the Greyhounds and the Peahens with Loyola holding a 19-3-0 advantage in the series.
- The Greyhounds have won 15-straight games over Saint Peter’s, outscoring the Peahens 63-2 over the last 15 matches.
- Saint Peter’s has scored just two goals in 10 games in Baltimore, the last coming on October 9, 1999.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Sophomore keeper Didi Haracic has recorded three shutouts this season, with her latest coming in a double-overtime tie against Fairfield on October 21.
- Haracic has not allowed a goal in her last 310 minutes of regulation play, a stretch that dates back to the second half against Siena on October 14.
- Haracic became the sixth player in Loyola history to reach the 90-save mark in a season.
- The sophomore earned her first career MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 3.
Climbing the Charts
- Nichole Schiro enters the weekend with 31 goals and 73 points for her career.
- She became just the third player in Loyola history to eclipse the 30-goal mark and is currently tied for second on the Loyola career list, just two behind Ali Andrzejewski for the program record.
- The 73 points ranks third on the all-time career chart, 16 points behind program leader Carolyn Kennington.
- Schiro scored 15 goals in 2010, which tied for second on the Greyhounds’ single-season chart with Ali Andrzejewski’s 2005 total. Andrzejewski holds the school record with 18 in 2004. Schiro’s 31 points last year are third behind Andrzejewski’s 43 and 32 from 2004 and 2005.