TERRE HAUTE, IN - The Indiana State women’s soccer team fell to 0-2 in MVC play Saturday after falling to Loyola-Chicago 4-0.
Loyola, who was chosen as the preseason favorite in the conference, flexed their muscles on offense, scoring four goals. The Ramblers also scored four goals in their conference opener at Northern Iowa.
It took 20 minutes for Loyola to get going, but when they finally found the back of the net, they did so in fashion. Senior phenom Jenna Szczesny headed the ball off of ISU goalie Hannah Sullivan and into the goal off of a near-post cross.
Szczesny wasn’t done either. After Madison Laudeman notched her first goal of the season on a free kick to make it 2-0, Szczesny scored her second goal of the game. The goal, which made it 3-0 Ramblers, came off of a high-arcing free kick from Taylor Lambouris. Szczesny now has seven goals this season.
On the other side, ISU’s offense was crisp for the first 15 minutes, but they lost all momentum when they allowed the first goal. The Sycamores only mustered two shots on goal all night, dwarfed by Loyola’s eight.
The fourth and final goal came in the second half for the Ramblers. Aleksa Tataryn gathered a rebound that careened off the post, and buried it in the goal to put a bow on her team’s dominating performance.
Loyola improved to 2-0 in conference play and hosts Drake this Saturday. ISU’s next contest is on the road against Missouri State on Saturday.