PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team fell to Rutgers, 8-0, at Yurcak Field Tuesday night.
Freshman Xander Saling had Loyola's best look at goal in the 23rd minute when he got behind the defense and headed sophomore Brad Warenicz's cross just wide of the goal post.
Freshman Brandon Levano, junior David Warburton and sophomore Danny Mooney also had looks at goal late in the second half. In the 70th minute, Levano bent a shot wide of the goal and then, in the 76th minute, Warburton's free kick was saved by Rutgers' goalkeeper, David Greczek. In the 80th minute, Mooney stole a ball at midfield and dribbled towards goal, but he sent his shot just over the crossbar.
Rutgers netted a pair of goals in the opening 10 minutes to take control of the game early. The first came in the sixth minute when JP Correa scored from the top-center of the box, followed by a header from Miles Hackett in the 10th minute.
The remainder of the half was scoreless, but a flurry of Scarlet Knight goals over a four-minute span early in the second half gave Rutgers a 5-0 advantage by the 56th minute.
Jason Wright then volleyed a ball in the box before sending Rutgers' sixth goal into the top netting in the 67th minute.
In the 86th minute, despite being sandwiched between two defenders, Sugor Al Awwad was able to get off a quick shot for a goal, before Olisa Eze capped off the scoring in the 89th minute.
Beaudoin stopped three shots for the Greyhounds in his first collegiate action.
Loyola will return to Patriot League play on Saturday when it hosts Lafayette at 1 p.m.