Men's Soccer Topped By 18th-Ranked Penn, 2-0

Sept. 27, 2005

Box Score

Philadelphia, Pa. - The Loyola men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to 18th-ranked Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia, Pa. The Greyhounds, who attacked the cage in the second half, were unlucky on the scoreboard and fell to 1-6-1 overall with one non-conference game left on the schedule.

The Quakers took an early 1-0 lead when Alex Grendi scored an unassisted goal at 9:04. Penn's one-goal lead would up at the half, but looked like it might not be enough with a strong second-half effort from the Greyhounds.

Several good looks from senior Vinnie Piscopo and junior Rade Kokovic could not find the back of the net. With five combined shots between the two of them, the Greyhounds remained scoreless, and in the 81st minute, Mike Klein broke their spirit with his team-leading third goal of the season.

Junior Justin Chelland made six saves for Loyola in the loss. The Greyhounds finished the game with six corner kicks to Penn's two and took seven shots to Penn's 13.

Pennsylvania goalkeeper Dan Cepero and the Quaker defense earn their fifth shutout of the season as Penn improves to 6-1 on the year.

The Greyhounds close out their non-conference slate this Saturday when they host American University at Alumnae Field. Game time is 3:30 p.m.