Oct. 3, 2004
Carolyn Kennington notched her fifth collegiate goal in the 74th minute Sunday afternoon to give the Greyhounds of Loyola a 1-0 victory over the Siena women's soccer team in front of a cheerful crowd during Parent's Weekend for the Saints.
The Saints (4-7, 1-1 MAAC) hung tough with the traditional MAAC power in the first half as the game was scoreless despite Loyola owning a 9-0 advantage in shots. The Saints stepped up their play in the second half, but the Greyhounds broke through with Kennington's score and held a 5-3 edge in shots after the break. Kennington netted her game-winner on a pass from Caitlin McCusker that she lofted over Siena goalie Noel Cox has she came out the box.
With just under six minutes to play in the game, Saints forward Kristen Turner took two shots; one of which nearly found the back of the net as she sprinted past the Loyola defense. The shot, however, drifted just left.
Despite the loss, Siena head coach Steve Karbowski saw some positives in his team's effort.
"That was definitely one of our best performance of the year," said Karbowski. "Loyola is a good team and it was a game that could have gone either way."
"We're not happy though," Karbowski continued. "We want victories, so we'll continue to look for ways to improve."
Cox posted five saves while Loyola keeper Kate Gilfillan posted the shutout without a save.
Sophomore Megan Helf added one shot for the Saints.
The Saints will look to breakthrough in a three game road trip, beginning with Niagara, Oct. 8 with kickoff set for 3 p.m.. The tour continues with a stop at Canisius Oct. 10 at noon, and closes with a nightcap at Marist (Oct. 15) at 7 p.m.