Women's Soccer Faces BU In Patriot League Semifinals
|Opponent||Boston University Terriers l Patriot League Tournament|
|Date||Friday, Nov. 6, 2015|
|Location||Boston, Mass. | Nickerson Field|
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PATRIOT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP
The fourth-seeded Greyhounds will make their first appearance in the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament Friday when they face top-seeded Boston University at Nickerson Field.
This will mark Loyola's second-straight tournament appearance since joining the Patriot League in 2013.
After finishing the regular season tied for third with Navy and Colgate University, Loyola earned the No. 4 seed due to the League's tiebreaker procedures, while Navy earned the third seed and Colgate played as the fifth seed.
On Tuesday, Loyola hosted its first-ever quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament at Ridley Athletic Complex.
The Greyhounds advanced to the semifinal round after playing Colgate to a 0-0 double-overtime draw and earning a 4-3 decisive advantage in penalty kicks.
ABOUT THE GREYHOUNDS
Loyola advanced to the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament in a shootout with Colgate University Tuesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex. The two sides played to a double-overtime scoreless draw, but the Greyhounds advanced with a 4-3 edge in penalty kicks.
Senior Rosy Hayes was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year by the League's head coaches. The midfielder was also the lone unanimous selection to the All-Patriot League First Team after leading the Greyhounds with eight goals, three assists and 19 points this season. She also led the Patriot League in points (11), and tied for first in goals (4) and assists (3) in League only contests.
Senior Charlotte Miller is second on the team with eight points. She scored all three goals and added a pair of assists during Patriot League play. The forward made her second-straight appearance on the All-Patriot League Second Team and was joined by junior defender Nicole Wahlig on the all-conference team.
Wahlig, along with senior Riley Piechnick, juniors Maddie Boccio and Jess Soldiviero and freshmen Julianna Cabrera and Jourdan Ziff have each netted one goal this season.
Junior Morgan Crable has assisted one goal, while sophomore Alyssa Bonnesen has recorded three assists.
Graduate student Colleen Folan has played 1496 minutes in goal, posting a 1.56 goals-against average and a .711 save percentage. She has allowed 26 goals and stopped 64 shots.
ABOUT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Boston University closed out the regular season with a record of 10-5-3 overall record and an unbeaten mark of 8-0-1 in the Patriot League.
BU picked up three of the League's five major awards, with Loyola's Rosy Hayes being the only other student-athlete to earn an honor. McKenzie Hollenbaugh was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while Alyssa Parisi earned Goalkeeper of the Year honors. McKenna Doyle was the final Terrier to earn a major award, earning the title of Rookie of the Year.
McKenna Doyle leads the team with 15 points. She has scored six goals and recorded three assists.
Jenna Fisher is second on the team with four goals and four assists for a total of 12 points.
This season, 13 Terriers have scored at least one goal.
In goal, Parisi has played 1536 minutes for Boston University. She has given up 12 goals, while stopping 61 shots for a 0.70 goals-against average and an .836 save percentage.
SERIES WITH THE TERRIERS
Loyola is 1-3-1 all-time when facing Boston University and 1-2-0 since the two sides joined the Patriot League in 2013.
Last year, the Greyhounds handed BU its only Patriot League loss of the season and the Terriers returned the favor this year, giving Loyola its first League loss on Saturday, Oct. 3. Loyola defeated the Terriers, 1-0, at Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, while BU earned a 4-1 win at Nickerson Field earlier this season.
In their first meeting as Patriot League foes, the Terriers topped the Greyhounds, 1-0, at Nickerson Field.
In 2009, the Greyhounds welcomed BU to Baltimore, Maryland, for the first time in program history. The match ended in a 1-1 double-overtime draw. Two years later, Loyola traveled to Boston and lost 3-0 in a non-conference matchup on August 27, 2011.
LAST TIME OUT VS. BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Boston University handed Loyola its first Patriot League loss of the 2015 season as the Terriers defeated the Greyhounds, 4-1, Saturday, Oct. 3, at Nickerson Field.
Boston University scored four-straight goals before freshman Julianna Cabrera recorded her first collegiate goal from senior Charlotte Miller in the 70th minute.
Graduate student Colleen Folan and freshman Sumer Rahe split time in goal for the Greyhounds. The duo collected two saves apiece.
CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT HISTORY
Prior to joining the Patriot League, Loyola made 20 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament appearances.
Playing in 17 title games, the Greyhounds won 10 MAAC Tournament titles, the most of any team in conference history.
Loyola joined the Patriot League in 2013 and advanced to the Patriot League Tournament in just its second season of competition. The Greyhounds lost at Navy, 4-1, in the quarterfinal round last season, before playing Colgate to a double-overtime scoreless draw in this year's quarterfinals. Loyola advanced to the semifinal round for the first time after knocking the Raiders out in a shootout, 4-3.
Overall, Loyola is 29-7-7 in conference tournament action. When playing in the semifinal round, the Greyhounds have a record of 16-2-2.
The winner of Friday's match will play the winner of No. 2 seed Bucknell vs. third-seeded Navy on Sunday at Nickerson Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.