At Fenwick’s tournament last weekend, Loyola head coach Kim Przekota said several coaches approached her to comment on how much the Ramblers have improved since the start of the season.
“I think we have, but I am biased,” she said. “That let’s me know others see it, too. We want to be at our best at the end of the season.”
In its final MCAC game of the regular season Monday, Loyola beat St. Viator 12-9 in Arlington Heights. The Ramblers led 11-1 at the half.
Przekota said one area of improvement has been on the offensive end. She said the Ramblers (12-9, 4-2) are getting goals from a bigger group of players. Against the Lions, five girls scored.
Senior Sophia Brouwer and junior Nicole Kielba each scored four goals apiece. Junior Lauren Voss added two goals, while senior Hannah Swanson and junior Sarah Pinkerton both scored one.
“Our scoring is more spread out, making us more multi-dimensional and tougher to defend,” Przekota said. “If we have four or five girls scoring, we usually are winning.”
Brouwer and Voss have been the main goal-scorers this season, but senior Emma Kyle, Kielba and Pinkerton have been more effective on offense.
Loyola has a big game at home Tuesday against Evanston. The Ramblers, Wildkits and New Trier most likely are vying for the top three seeds at the Glenbrook North Sectional next month.
On Tuesday, the Ramblers also will recognize their seven seniors: Emilie Liebers, Katie Nash, Lexi Stensby, Meg Vanecko, Brouwer, Kyle and Swanson.