Tuck's First Career Goal Gets Men's Soccer 1-1 Tie At Stetson

Sept. 13, 2014

Final Stats

DELAND, Florida - Sophomore Ryan Tuck scored his first career goal, assisted by freshman Brad Warenicz, minutes after a Hatters goal to get the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Stetson Saturday afternoon.

Stetson (2-2-2) got on the board first when Ross Morison got a head on Jeppe Moe’s corner kick. The Greyhounds (2-2-1) looked to have knocked the shot away but were behind the line when doing so, giving the Hatters the first goal of the game in the 60th minute.

Tuck got the Greyhounds their equalizer in the 64th minute though, when his shot deflect off defenders and over the head of Stetson goalkeeper JJ Lofthouse-Smith.

Sophomore Laurin Vogel looked to have the go-ahead goal for Loyola in the 83rd minute when he beat a defender inside the box, but Lofthouse-Smith was able to get a foot on Vogel’s shot from 10-yards out, sending it over the goal.

Sophomore Brennan Goldmith then had the first scoring opportunity of overtime, when his shot deflected off Lofthouse-Smith in the 98th minute. The rebound bounced back to him, but his follow-up shot sailed just over the crossbar.

Senior Connor Thompson continued pressuring by blasting an eight-yard shot from the right side at Lofthouse-Smith, who made the diving save in the 99th minute. The Greyhounds didn’t have anyone there to put the rebound away though, and the Hatters cleared it to the other end of the field, where sophomore goalkeeper Matt Sanchez made a point-blank save on Marco Hjorth’s breakaway attempt to preserve the tie.

Throughout the game, Stetson held a 20-16 advantage in shots, while both teams put seven shots on goal. Sanchez and Lofthouse-Smith both played all 110 minutes and came up with six saves each.

Loyola will return home for a midweek game against La Salle. The Explorers will come to Ridley Athletic Complex Wednesday for a 7 p.m., contest.