Aug. 23, 2009
CHICAGO - Dayton midfielder Kelsey Owen scored in the 65th minute to seal the 1-0 win against the Loyola University Chicago women's soccer team on Sunday (Aug. 23) at Loyola Soccer Park. Owen scored the lone goal of the match off of a pass from Colleen Williams across the goalie box, sending a shot past a diving Katie Groesch.
The loss sets the Ramblers at 0-2-0 to start the season, while the Flyers put a notch in the win column in their first contest of 2009.
The first half of the match yielded zeroes on the scoreboard, but there were good opportunities on both end of the field. Groesch denied Dayton any opportunity to score in the first half, taking control of the goalie box and making two key saves early on. Groesch's third save came against a charging Colleen Williams, who fired a shot at point-blank range only to be denied by the Rambler keeper.
Loyola's best offensive opportunities of the match came after the 88-minute mark. The Ramblers took the ball deep into Dayton's zone, but failed to get a shot off as Dayton goalkeeper Lisa Rodgers met midfielder Maggie Doe at the top of the box to end the Ramblers' possession. A free kick that followed also provided a good scoring chance, but Loyola was again denied.
The Ramblers will meet defending national runner-up Notre Dame on its home turf on Friday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. CT.