Sept. 21, 2013
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, a 3-1 decision to No. 21 UMBC, in a rain-soaked contest Saturday night at Ridley Athletic Complex.
The Greyhounds (5-1-1) had a handful of scoring opportunities in the first half, however all four goals were scored in the final 47 minutes of the game.
Former Greyhound Geaton Caltabiano notched the game’s first goal in the 48th minute. Kadeem Dacres had fired a shot at Loyola’s goalkeeper, senior Zach Kane, but classmate Jamie Libby blocked the attempt. Caltabiano gathered the loose ball and sent a seven-yard shot past Kane.
Pete Caringi, the NCAA’s leading goal-scorer, was responsible for the next tally, heading in a cross from Spencer Williams in the 55th minute.
The Greyhounds continued to fight though and were able to break through in the 62nd minute when the Retrievers were called for a handball in the box. Senior Stephen Dooley converted the penalty kick to get the Greyhounds on the board.
Libby then looked to have found the equalizer for Loyola in the 80th minute, heading in a corner from junior Connor Thompson, but the goal was erased due to a foul.
UMBC (7-0-0) closed out the scoring with a goal in the 84th minute, when Caltabiano sent a cross to Dacres, which he headed in for the goal.
Kane made his first start in goal for the Greyhounds and stopped four shots in the loss.
Loyola will now have a week to prepare for its next contest. The Greyhounds will conclude their four-game homestand on Saturday, Sept. 28, when they host Holy Cross in their Patriot League opener.