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Men's Soccer Downs Colgate For First Patriot League Win This Year

Oct. 4, 2014

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BALTIMORE - Senior Connor Thompson scored the game-winning goal in the 55th minute to get the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team its first Patriot League win of the season, a 1-0 decision over Colgate, Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.   

Senior Joey Wilkins was taken down just outside the top left corner of the box as he dribbled up field in the 54th minute, setting up a free kick opportunity for the Greyhounds. Thompson took the free kick and sent it directly into the bottom right corner of the goal for his second goal of the season. 
 
Loyola (4-3-2, 1-1-0 Patriot League) had an opportunity to add to its lead in the 58th minute when sophomore David Warburton found Wilkins on the right wing. Wilkins one-touched a cross into the small box, which sophomore Laurin Vogel was able to get a head on the ball, but his header went just over the crossbar. 
 
Sophomore Dylan Engel also had a chance to tack on a second goal for the Greyhounds when he beat his defender on the left wing and dribbled into the box. His 11-yard blast missed wide right in the 76th minute though. 
 
Colgate's best scoring chance came in the 32nd minute when Ethan Kutler played a through ball to Troy Moo-Penn at the top center of the box. Moo-Penn booted a shot toward the top left corner of the goal, but sophomore Matt Sanchez was able to make the leaping save to keep the Raiders off the board.
 
Sanchez came up with four saves on the afternoon to post his fourth shutout, while Loyola's defense held Colgate (4-4-1, 1-1-0) to just six shots throughout the 90 minutes.
 
The Greyhounds will return to action on Wednesday when they host Bucknell in a 7 p.m., contest.