Coach Geoff Bennett of Women’s Soccer achieved victory for the hundredth time last Friday, making him the third head coach in program history to register 100 wins at CC.
This win also makes him third for total victories and fourth for winning percentage at CC. The other two coaches to achieve this status are Steve Paul, with 110-46-8 record (.695), and Dang Pibulvech, with 119-26-6 record (.804). Coach Bennett weighs in with a 100-58-25 record (.613). The Lady Tigers, currently at 2-2-0 this season, look forward to improving this record.
Thirteen minutes and 38 seconds was all that it took to put Colorado College ahead of Loyola. Junior midfielder Jessie Ayers struck first in what would turn out to be a long game for the opponents. Ayers struck the goal after taking a leftwing cross from midfielder Kaeli Vandersluis.
The Tigers continued to toy with the Loyola keeper, ripping eight more shots during the first half. Loyola responded with only two shots during the first half.
In the second half, the Tigers continued the pressure, with eight more shots. Lynn Froetscher followed up Ayers’ goal with one of her own, ensuring victory for the tigers.
The score-line does not represent the level of domination exhibited on the field. Barring the few rebound counter attacks Loyola obtained, the game was really between our offense and opposition’s keeper. The Tigers averaged a shot almost every five minutes, with 17 total shots compared to the opposition’s five, the score could have ended up much worse than 2-0.
The CC defense was a wall, completely shutting down the Loyola offense, and keeping up the offensive pressure while preventing any counter-attacks after a missed shot.
Sophomore keeper Kate Scheele needed only two saves to ensure her sixth shutout of her career. This win also marks the second time she has recorded back-to-back shutouts for the Tigers.
The Tigers’ next game will be against Marquette, ranked 25, at 1:30 CT Sunday. Expect superb soccer, a CC win, and a defensive shutout.