Jenna Szczesny Action
Loyola-Chicago LUC (1-2-0)
Loyola Marymount LMU (1-1-1)
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Loyola-Chicago LUC 0 1 1
Loyola Marymount LMU 0 2 2

Game Recap: Women's Soccer |

Ramblers Drop 2-1 Decision To Loyola Marymount

Loyola back in action on Sunday at CSU Bakersfield

Box Score

In Short…

Senior Jenna Szczesny tallied her second goal of the season as the Loyola University Chicago women's soccer team fell by a final count of 2-1 to Loyola Marymount this evening at Sullivan Field in Los Angeles, Calif.  The Lions move to 1-1-1 with the victory, while the Ramblers fall to 1-2-0.
Coach Bimbi's Thoughts…
"I was proud of how we responded after conceding the first goal.  We're always going to be disappointed when we don't get a result, but our team showed a lot of character today."
How It Happened
Senior Madison Kimball looked to put the Maroon & Gold on top early as she forced a stop out of Loyola Marymount goalkeeper Charlee Pruitt just 38 seconds into the first half.  The Ramblers continued to keep up the pressure in the early minutes, generating a pair of corner kicks. 
The hosts came close to jumping in front in the 17th minute via a counterattack that saw Skylar Robledo push her shot narrowly wide.  Junior netminder Kate Moran notched her first save of the game just in front of the half-hour mark when she collected Sabrina Bolden's headed effort.  Moran would add another stop in the 41st minute as the two Jesuit rivals made their way to halftime in a scoreless stalemate.
Moran found herself busy again to open the second half, turning away a pair of attempts in the stanza's first five minutes.  Junior Aleksa Tataryn sent a pass into the 18-yard box that connected with Szczesny, who hooked her sliding attempt wide of the near post in the 59th minute.  Loyola Marymount broke through seven minutes later as Jaylyn Lupo turned and fired home from inside the box to give the Lions a 1-0 edge.
With time ticking away, Szczesny put the Ramblers back on level terms in 80th minute.  The Hoffman Estates, Ill. native took advantage of a loose ball in the box following a free kick as she slotted past Pruitt at her near post to make it 1-1 with just over 10 minutes to play.  That score would prove to hold for just 74 seconds before Simone Handy netted what would be the game-winning goal off of a feed from Sydney Schultz to secure Loyola Marymount a 2-1 win in its home opener.
Looking At The Numbers
- Szczesny's second-half tally was the 23rd of her career and now has her just three goals shy of Mary Dale (2003-06) for third on Loyola's all-time career record board in the category. 
- Loyola Marymount finished with a 13-5 advantage in shots that included a 6-3 edge in shots on goal.
- Moran notched a season-high four saves in goal.
Up Next
Loyola heads north to Bakersfield, Calif. on Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. (CT) tilt at CSU Bakersfield.
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