Stonebraker saves day again for Loyola [Soccer]

August 24, 2013

Tricia Stonebraker

She does not wear a cape or a mask, but Tricia Stonebraker of Anchorage played a super hero in the season opener for the Loyola Chicago University women’s soccer team.

The senior midfielder scored in the 80th minute to salvage a 1-1 draw on the road with the University of South Dakota.

For Stonebraker, of Service High fame, it was her seventh career goal and 19th career point.

The former Alaska player of the year has a habit of scoring big goals, with six of them tying or winning a match.

It would only be a matter of time before Stonebraker did it again.

With the Ramblers mounting pressure late in the match, Loyola’s Monika Lee served a ball in from the left side to Stonebraker, who slammed the ball past the South Dakota goalkeeper.

“I definitely feel like I can attribute that goal to the hard work that we’ve all been putting in during practice,” Stonebraker told the school’s website. “Once I had the ball at my feet, I was able to relax and settle before the shot. Obviously, it would’ve been nice to get a win but a draw is still a good start to the season.”