07 Nov Loyola Women’s Soccer Wins Fourth Straight MVC Championship
It was a picture-perfect day at Loyola Soccer Park when the top-seeded Loyola women’s soccer team achieved its season-long goal of winning the “four-peat,” securing its fourth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Championship title.
The Ramblers will now head to their fourth straight NCAA Tournament after winning over sixth-seeded Evansville 4-0 Nov. 7.
The Ramblers came into the tournament as the No. 1 seed after winning their fourth consecutive regular season MVC title — the only team in MVC history to achieve such a feat. The team then secured an appearance in the championship after winning 4-1 over fifth-seeded Drake University Nov. 5.
With two goals in the first half — back-to-back points from graduate defender Jenna Ross and junior midfielder Amanda Cassidy — the Ramblers headed into the second half leading 2-0.
The second half consisted of more disciplinary action with a yellow card issued to Loyola and a yellow and red card issued to Evansville. However, Loyola still kept up its lead with an own goal from Evansville in the 53rd minute and another goal from junior defender Megan Demski in the 77th.
Loyola’s seed in the NCAA Tournament and opponent will be announced in the selection show Nov. 8. The program is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. CT and can be streamed live at NCAA.com.
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