Oct. 25, 2002
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - In a tight, intense defensive struggle, Loyola pushed across the game's only goal in the 52nd minute to beat Siena 1-0 Friday afternoon.
The two teams battled through a scoreless first half with Loyola (9-5, 6-0 MAAC) taking the only three shots of the game. The Greyhounds scored what proved to be the game-winning goal when Lisa Jaffa crossed a ball into the box and Sarah Raab headed it past Siena goalie Noel Cox (Uniondale, N.Y./Uniondale).
The Saints (3-8-3, 3-2-1 MAAC) applied some offensive pressure later in the second half but the Loyola defense was too tough to penetrate. Loyola outshot Siena 6-2 for the game. Jill Lanzl (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) got credit for both Siena shots.
Loyola goalie Erica Niemann did not make a save in the shutout victory. Cox made two saves for the Saints.
Siena finishes the home portion of the 2002 schedule on Sunday against Rider. It will be Senior Day as the Saints honor the five members of the Class of 2003. Game time is 1:00 p.m.