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WSOC Faces A Repeat Match Up In The MAAC Finals

Kelsey Rene scored the lone goal that sent the Greyhounds to the finals.

Kelsey Rene scored the lone goal that sent the Greyhounds to the finals.

Nov. 3, 2012

Game Information
Opponent Marist College
Date Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
Time 1 p.m.
Location Poughkeepsie, N.Y. | Tenney Stadium
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Game Notes Loyola

Quick Kicks
• Loyola finished the regular-season 10-5-4, and 4-3-3 in the non-conference schedule.
• The 3rd seed Greyhounds are 6-2-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.
• Loyola defeated the number two seed Fairfield Stags 1-0, in the 2012 MAAC Semifinals. 

The Greyhounds in the MAAC Championships
• The Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer team will make their 18th appearance in the title game, as they take on the number one seed Marist Red Foxes.
• The Greyhounds have won nine title games, the most of any team in the conference.
• Senior Kelsey Rene scored the game-winning goal agains the Fairfield Stags in the first round of the 2012 MAAC tournament.
• The  defender also notched her first career game-winning goal, scoring twice in the first half against Niagara in 2011.  
• The Greyhounds are 9-5-3 in MAAC title games. 
• Loyola beat the Red Foxes in 2007 with a 2-0 victory, but fell to the team in 2011 by a 1-0 shuthout. 
• The Greyhounds have never won a shootout in a ititle game, going 0-4 with the Red Foxes.

Scouting the Red Foxes
• Marist shutout the Iona Gaels, 2-0 in the 2012 MAAC semifinal game Friday, Nov. 2.
• The team makes their fourth appearance in the tournament, and second straight title appearance. 
• The Red Foxes have won only one MAAC title, after loosing to the Greyhounds 1-0 in 2011. 
• Marist tabbed three players on the All-MAAC first team, including former 2011 Rookie of the Year, Amanda Epstein.
• The number one seed, Red Foxes, finished the regular season 14-6 overall, and 8-1 in the MAAC. 

Series with Marist
• Loyola leads the series 12-5-4, playing in 21 games against the Red Foxes. 
• The Greyhounds held Marsit to only one goal, a penalty kick, in the regular season. 
• The loss to the Red Foxes marks the second consecutive game the Greyhounds have fallen to the team in a one goal shutout.
• This Sunday’s game is a repeat title match up between Loyola and Marist. In 2011, the Red Foxes beat the Greyhounds 1-0 in Baltimore, Md.  

MAAC Post Season Honors
• Senior Nichole Schiro won MAAC Offensive Player of the Year for the third year in a row, the first in MAAC history to win the same award three consecutive years. 
• Goalkeeper Didi Haracic won the MAAC’s first-ever Goalkeeper of the Year award, recording 96 saves this season.
• The No. 3 seed Greyhounds had four players on the All-MAAC first team. Schiro and Haracic join seniors Gigi Mangione and Kelsey Rene
• Tessa McClenahan earned All-MAAC second team honors, while freshman Rosy Hayes notched a spot on the All-MAAC Rookie team. 

What's Next
• The winner of the MAAC finals will receive a bid to the NCAA Div. I Women’s Soccer Championships.