Women’s Soccer Earns Point With 1-1 Draw Against Loyola Maryland
The Army West Point Women’s Soccer Team continued its unbeaten streak in Patriot League play by earning a 1-1 draw against Loyola Maryland on Saturday evening at Clinton Field at Malek Stadium.
The game against the Greyhounds was the team's third of the year that went into double overtime. Despite the equality in scoring, the Cadets earned an overall advantage in shots (17-9), shots on-frame (8-7) and corner kicks (5-2) through 110 minutes of action.
Lauren Drysdale got things going early for the Black Knights, firing off the first shot of the night just five minutes after the opening whistle. Her attempt was followed by looks from both Trinity Garay and Dani Mendoza, though the visiting keeper was able to keep the Cadets off the board early in the game.
On their first shot of the night, which came 15 minutes into the action, the Greyhounds were able to get a ball past Sage Strohman to take an early 1-0 lead. Despite being in a deficit, Army continued to attack Loyola's back line and earned a 7-2 advantage in shots at halftime.
The Cadets came out of the break with high energy, which resulted in Trinity Garay using a corner kick to net the equalizer in the 51st minute. Garay took advantage of a bad touch from a Loyola player to score her team-best fourth goal of the season, booting in a ball from the top of the box. Read more.