The Greyhounds started the overtime period by getting sophomore Dylan Engel the ball on the right wing. Engel split defenders and found his way into the top right corner of the box before firing a left-footed shot at goal. The Explorers’ goalkeeper David Tuchinsky made the save, but the ball rolled through his legs and Cahalan was there to redirect the rebound into the back of the net.
The win marks the fourth-straight for the Greyhounds at home, dating back to last season, while it improves them to 3-2-1 this year. La Salle falls to 0-4-1 on the season.
Freshman Brad Warenicz created the game’s first scoring opportunity in the 13th minute when he tapped a ball from the center of the field out to Cahalan on the left wing. Cahalan booted a left-footed cross right back to the right side of the box where sophomore Laurin Vogel sent a header at the goal, but Tuchinsky was there to grab the ball out of the air.
La Salle looked for a quick answer when David Keen tried to put away a cross that deflected to him at the top of the box. A diving Matt Sanchez was able to block the ball from the goal though.
Sanchez also made a stop on an errant play at the top of the box in the 39th minute.
Throughout the game, both teams created seven shots, while La Salle took three corners, as compared to Loyola’s one. Sanchez and Tuchinsky picked up three saves in goal for their respective teams, while Sanchez recorded his third career shutout.
The Greyhounds will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to UMBC for a 7 p.m., kickoff.