Oct. 3, 2015
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team played to a double-overtime scoreless draw with Lafayette Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Throughout the game, the Greyhounds held a 12-10 advantage in shots and a 6-4 lead in corner kicks, but they were unable to find their game winner.
Junior Matt Sanchez played all 110 minutes in goal for Loyola and turned back seven shots to collect his third clean sheet of the season.
The Greyhounds' best scoring opportunity came in the 86th minute when junior Laurin Vogel sent a ball from the right sideline at the goal, but the attempt hit the top of the crossbar and landed in the top netting.
Junior transfer Alex Ponvert also gave Loyola a scoring opportunity, landing a corner kick in the small box late in the game. Lafayette goalkeeper Brad Seeber smothered the loose ball before the Greyhounds could finish the play though.
Earlier in the half, freshman Griffin Kutzner played a ball ahead to junior Brennan Goldsmith who touched it to freshman Brandon Levano at the top corner of the box, but the Leopards' defense cleared the ball from the area.
A. Mickey Watson was also instrumental in helping Sanchez get the clean sheet as he blocked a potential game-winning shot of Lafayette's from 10-yard out in overtime.
With the tie, Loyola picks up its first point in Patriot League play this season.
The Greyhounds (1-6-2, 0-1-1 Patriot League) will remain home to host American in a midweek contest. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday night.