LAKE FOREST, Ill.– After starting the season with four straight wins over the likes of Mother McAuley at home last week, then Fenwick, Maine South, and Montini all in tournament play at Loyola on Saturday, the Scouts were feeling confident headed into their showdown with perennial state powerhouse Loyola at West Campus on Monday night.
The Ramblers had other ideas. Coach John Dwyer’s Loyola bunch got off to an incredible start, blanking the Scouts 10-0 after the first half, eventually tacking on five more goals to the Scouts’ one in the second half to make it a 15-1 final. Sophomore Emma O’Connor was the lone goal scorer for the Scouts in the contest.
With the win, Loyola improves to 4-1 on the season, having outscored their five combined opponents by an unprecedented margin of 62-1. The Scouts, on the other hand, have no time to lick their wounds as they return to action against the always-competitive Naperville North Huskies tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Naperville.
The good news for the Scouts is that seniors Olivia Douglass and Audrey Kaus have been playing great on the offensive end of the field, notching three and five goals respectively on the young season. Look for the two senior headliners to only improve as the season moves forward.