HOWARD WOMEN’S SOCCER TAKES ON LOYOLA (MD.) ON WEDNESDAY
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWW.HOWARD-BISON.COM) – The Howard University women's soccer team continues the season with Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Baltimore, Md., at the Ridley Athletic Complex.
Loyola (Md.) "Greyhounds"
- The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer went 8-12-1 in 2011 with a 5-3-1 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.
- Last year, the Greyhounds made their 19th trip to the MAAC Championship and 17th appearance in the title game where they fell to Marist, 1-0.The Greyhounds are 11-8-1 all-time in season-opening games, including 1-2-1 under head coach Katherine Remy Vettori.
- The Greyhounds return nine starters from last year's squad, including 2011 MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, Nichole Schiro.
Friday, Aug. 24 at Rider (5:00 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 27 vs. Longwood (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 31 at Robert Morris (7:00 p.m.)
Last Time on the Field
WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.howard-bison.com) – The Howard University women's soccer team closed out the season opening weekend with a pair of losses, falling to Radford (Friday, Aug. 17) 0-1 in Radford, Va., and suffering a 2-0 defeat in Washington, D.C., against Lafayette (Sunday, Aug. 19).
In their season opener of the 2012 season HU fell 1-0 to the Raiders of Radford.
"We had a lot of stops, we were fantastic in the first half," said HU head women's soccer coach Brent Leiba. "Despite dropping out of our system in the second half, we still played solid defense."
Sophomore goalkeeper Kyra Dickinson stopped 24 Radford attempts on the evening, while notching eight saves.
"Kyra is a fantastic keeper despite her injury and limited mobility" said Leiba.
RU clutched the game-winning goal in double-overtime.
HU continued action on Sunday, against Lafayette in Greene Stadium.
"Unlike Friday, we couldn't find our rhythm to put a half together," said Leiba.
Lafayette defeated the Lady Bison 2-0 with a goal in the first half and a final goal in second half in under 30 seconds of play.
"They (Lafayette) were in good positioning when they notched that goal," said Leiba.
Continuing from Friday's performance, Dickinson stopped 22 attempts will tallying 10 saves.
HU returns to action on Wednesday, Aug. 22 against Loyola (Md.) in Baltimore, Md., at 7:00 p.m.
"Going forward we need to get back to basics," said Leiba. "During the next few practice sessions we will work on technical skills, decision making, positioning, and being disciplined."
For more information on Howard University Women's Soccer, visit the official HU Athletics website at www.howard-bison.com.