Women's Soccer

NCAA Women’s Soccer: Loyola Falls to Florida State 1-0

Steve Woltmann | Loyola AthleticsLoyola women's soccer coach Barry Bimbi cheers his team on during a match.

After a historic season, the Loyola women’s soccer team ended its season with a 1-0 loss against No. 1 seed Florida State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night.

The first half was hard-fought with a dominant Rambler defense and an aggressive Seminole offense. Florida State carried most of the possession throughout the half.

By the end of 45 minutes, the Seminoles had 19 total shots, including seven shots on goal. The Ramblers’ defense stayed strong as junior goalkeeper Kate Moran turned away all of Florida State’s advances in the half, keeping the score 0-0 heading into halftime.

In the 53rd minute, Florida State’s Anna Patten broke past Loyola’s resistance and was able to get one past Moran and put the Seminoles ahead 1-0.

The Ramblers continued to put the pressure on the Seminoles and were able to get two shots off — only one of which was on goal. Moran was a force for the Ramblers in goal, turning away three more shots in the second half.

Loyola couldn’t break past Florida State’s defense and the game ended in a 1-0 loss for the Ramblers in their first NCAA Tournament game since 2007.

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