Women’s Soccer Falls to the Greyhounds

Laurel McHale, Contributing Writer

The Bison women’s soccer team fell to Loyola 1-0 under the lights of Ridley Sports Complex on Saturday night, after the Hounds finished a breakaway goal in the 73rd minute.

The Orange and Blue had been controlling play for much of the game, but struggled to find the back of the net. In the 53rd minute, Jenna Marek ’21 sent a beautiful pass to the top of the six-yard box, but Rylee Donaldson ’23 could not get a touch on it. Only ten minutes later, the Bison were awarded a couple corner kicks. Holly Burns ’22 got her head on the ball, but just missed the top left corner.

“I thought we battled very hard and definitely kept them on their toes the whole game. We played well, but we are missing the final component of finishing the ball,” Petie Nassetta ’23 said.

Loyola found success with just over 17 minutes left to play, as goalkeeper Jenna Hall ’24 was found in a 1v1 situation, unable to make the tough save from the toe-poke shot from the Loyola forward charging at her. Hall split time with goalkeeper Kaylee Donnelly ’23 for the second week in a row. Donnely started and made two saves, while Hall came in to make three.

The Bison are preparing this week to play the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, Sunday at 1 p.m. on Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium.

“We are super excited to bring the same heart and determination to win in the game this coming Sunday. We need to focus on taking more shots and really testing Lehigh’s keeper. We definitely are capable of beating them!” Nassetta said.

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