DURHAM, N.C. - Junior Brennan Goldsmith netted the first goal of the season for the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team Tuesday night, but Duke was too much for the Greyhounds, as Loyola fell to the Blue Devils, 5-1, at Koskinen Stadium.
Junior Antony Sare set up Goldsmith's score, gaining possession of the ball in the midfield in the 62nd minute. Sare threaded the defense, sending a throughball to Goldsmith, who got behind the Blue Devils' defense and beat Duke goalkeeper Mitch Kupstas for the goal.
The Blue Devils (4-0-0) scored their first goal in the 20th minute after the Greyhounds' defense attempted to knock away Ryan Thompson's pass from the left side. The deflection went to Jeremy Ebobisse though, who was 10-yards out on the opposite side of the box. With his left foot, Ebobisse was able to one-touch the ball into the back of the net.
In the 34th minute, junior Jake Heroux made a slide tackle just inside the top of the box to block Luis Rendon's initial shot attempt. Ciaran McKenna intercepted Loyola's clear attempt on the play, settled the rebound and then fired a 38-yard bouncing shot past junior Matt Sanchez and into the bottom right corner of the goal.
Two minutes later, Rist sent a give-and-go pass from the left side into the box to Cameron Moseley. Moseley's shot looked to be going just over the goal, but it ended up hitting off the crossbar and deflected into the goal.
To open the second half, Brian White and Ebobisse played a short game of give-and-go before Ebobisse sent a pass out to the right wing for a streaking Macario Hing-Glover to finish in the 49th minute.
Following Goldsmith's score, Duke quickly got the goal back, as White finished a throughball from Ryan Thompson in the 64th minute.
Throughout the game, the Blue Devils held a 22-7 advantage in shots, but the Greyhounds held the 4-3 edge in corner kicks.
In goal for Loyola, Sanchez made five saves.
The Greyhounds (0-3-1) will return to action on Saturday when they host their crosstown rivals, No. 11 UMBC, in Baltimore Soccer Night at Ridley Athletic Complex. Opening kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.