BOWLING GREEN - The Bowling Green State University women's soccer team dominated numerous statistical categories, but visiting Loyola University Chicago held a slim advantage in the only category that mattered Sunday afternoon (Sept. 16). The visiting Ramblers scored in the 17th minute and saw that goal hold up for a 1-0 win at Cochrane Field.
With the victory, Loyola is now 4-4-1 on the season. The Falcons drop to 1-7-0 on the year.
Bowling Green had the lion's share of possession, especially in the second half, and the Falcons had a whopping 22-4 advantage in shots in the match. The Brown and Orange had a 9-3 edge in corner kicks, and BG put seven shots on goal to Loyola's one. But, that one shot on goal was all the Ramblers needed.
Brielle Haupt scored the only goal of the match, after a long forward pass by Tessa Daniels sent her down the center of the field. Haupt fought off a BGSU defender, headed into the penalty area and put her shot low and into the right corner of the net, past Falcon freshman goalkeeper Jenna Underwood.
The goal, which came at the 16:58 mark, gave the Ramblers the lead for good, but the Falcons had the visitors on their heels for nearly all of the second half. After taking nine shots to Loyola's two in the opening period, the home team had a 13-2 advantage in the second half, with the ball in Loyola's defensive end for the majority of the 45 minutes.
LUC 'keeper Monica Gonyo, however, did not allow the Falcons to get the equalizer, making six saves while also receiving help from her back line. One BG shot late in the match was blocked off of the goal line by a Loyola defender for a 'team save'.
More information will be available later Sunday afternoon/evening on the internet home of the Brown and Orange, BGSUFalcons.com.