Engel's First Career Goal Not Enough To Get Men's Soccer Past Bucknell

Oct. 8, 2014

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BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team lost its first contest at Ridley Athletic Complex this season on Wednesday night, falling to Bucknell, 4-1.
Bucknell (6-6-0, 2-1-0 Patriot League) got on the board first in the 10th minute when Jonathan Grad headed a cross from Jesse Klug into the bottom left corner of the goal.
The Bison then added to their lead in the 19th minute when Grad played a give-and-go to Connor Willings in the center of the field. Willings touched it ahead to Klug who beat a defender and set a shot from the right over Loyola goalkeeper Matt Sanchez and into the top left side of the goal. 
Loyola (4-4-2, 1-2-0) created a series of crosses after giving up the goals, but was unable to get a shot off until the 27th minute when sophomore Dylan Engel netted his first career goal. Senior Joey Wilkins gained control of a clear attempt and dribbled up the right side of the field before sending a cross to the top of the small box, where Engel one-touched his shot into the bottom left cornerof the goal. 
The Greyhounds had a chance to net their equalizer at the beginning of the second half when sophomore Laurin Vogel played a free kick from the right to senior Connor Thompson on his close side. Thompson wasn't able to get enough on his shot though, with goalkeeper Clarke Fox collecting the loose ball.
Bucknell then capitalized on a corner kick in the 54th minute when Klug tapped a corner kick to Chris Thorsheim, who got the ball to Austin Lenart at the top of the box. Lenart sent a hard pass into the box, which Grad headed into the goal. 
Another Bison goal in the 67th minute put the game out of reach for the Greyhounds, as Lenart got the ball to Klug, who dribbled into the box and fired a shot into the net. 
Throughout the game, the Bison outshot the Greyhounds, 11-3, while they also held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. 
Loyola will look to rebound on Saturday when it travels to Army for a 7:30 p.m., contest.