Oct 23, 2014
WASHINGTON – Charlotte Miller and Maddie Boccio each scored a goal for Loyola Maryland as the Greyhounds earned a 2-0 victory over American in a Patriot League women's soccer match on Thursday.
The match had been rescheduled due to poor field conditions after significant rain hit Reeves Field on Wednesday.
The Greyhounds moved to 6-8-2 overall and 2-3-3 in the league, while the Eagles fell to 3-13-0 and 0-7 in the league. AU has lost nine straight matches.
Miller converted at the 6:22 mark of the match, staking Loyola to an early lead. Jess Soldiviero and Brooke Kerrigan set up Miller from 15 yards out in front and the junior rolled her shot inside the left post.
Just before halftime, AU's Hayley Mullins had a strong chance from close range, forcing Loyola keeper Colleen Folan to punch the shot away to keep the halftime score at 1-0.
Loyola had a 3-1 edge in second-half shots before Boccio converted the insurance score. She took a loose ball at the edge of the box and hit a strong shot low to the right post at the 67:13 mark.
American rallied after the goal but the Greyhounds preserved the shutout by keeping a 16-14 edge in shots and an 8-7 advantage in corner kicks.
AU keeper Charlene Belanger made six saves, while Folan finished with four.
American travels to Boston U. on Sunday for its next game and returns to Reeves Field on Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. for Senior Day against Colgate.