Near-freezing temperatures Wednesday did nothing to cool off Loyola at its Glenview campus.
Eight players scored to help the Ramblers to an 8-0 win over Mother McAuley in a GCAC Red game.
Sophomore Alex Guzzardo finished with one goal and two assists, while junior Sophie Doerr had a season-best three assists. Seniors Anna Holton and Stephanie Ramsay each totaled one goal and one assist apiece.
Junior Maggie Brett scored at least one goal for the fourth game in a row. Senior Cate Shellenback also had one goal and is tied with Brett for the team lead with four.
After starting 0-3 a year ago, Loyola is 4-0 and 2-0 in the conference. The Ramblers have outscored their opponents 22-0.
Loyola head coach Craig Snower said he likes what he’s seen from his offense, which features 11 players with at least one goal.
“We don’t want people clamping down in on Maggie and Stephanie, so it’s cool we are getting goals from a lot of different players,” he said.
Senior Riley Burns missed her second consecutive game with concussion-like symptoms. Snower said he expects her to return next week. Burns missed all of last season with an injury.
“She looked great in the first two games,” he said. “She played like Riley.”
Loyola plays Glenbrook South on Monday to open the North Shore Invite, co-hosted by the Ramblers and defending Class 3A state champion New Trier. Loyola is in a pool with the Titans and Lake Forest.
“Last year, we came into the tournament reeling from injuries,” Snower said. “We are looking forward to a good showing this season.”