Sept. 16, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Senior Julian Cantillo served a direct kick from the right sideline in the 79th minute of play and senior Janson Blake calmly hit a half-volley out of the air from 10 yards out to give Loyola a 1-0 victory at Hofstra on Sunday night. With the win, the Greyhounds stay perfect on the year with their third shutout in six games.
Blake's score, which, settled into the lower right corner of the goal, make the senior defender the fifth player to score for Loyola this season and the fourth player to register a game-winner for the `Hounds.
Hofstra, which had the shot advantage and corner kick advantage on the night, was stymied by a strong Loyola defense, backed by sophomore keeper Milos Kocic, who had two saves on the night. Kocic, who has started all six games for the Greyhounds, now has three shutouts and a goals-against average of 0.67 on the year.
The win is Loyola's third road victory of the season and second 1-nil victory of the year. Hofstra, the three-time defending CAA champion, entered the match looking for its ninth straight home victory.
Last week the Greyhounds moved into the College Soccer News national rankings at No. 26 and have earned wins over George Washington and Hofstra since. The last time Loyola started 6-0 was in 1983.
The Greyhounds now shift their focus to the West Coast, where they face nationally-ranked Gonzaga and Oregon State this Friday-Saturday in the Oregon State Soccer Tournament.