Men's Soccer Shuts Out Fairfield, 4-0

Oct. 10, 2004

Fairfield, Conn. - Freshman Frank Spanos scored his first collegiate goal in the third minute of Loyola's men's soccer match at Fairfield on Sunday. The goal would be all the Greyhounds would really need in a 4-0 win over its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe.

The `Hounds remain perfect in the MAAC this season, winning all three of this year's conference games on the road. After earning a 2-1 overtime victory over Iona on Friday afternoon, Loyola came out on the offensive with a balanced attack.

Spanos scored at 2:10, becoming the ninth Loyola player to notch a goal this season. The two teams turned up the defense and went into halftime with the Greyhounds leading 1-0.

Sophomore Rade Kokovic, who scored Friday's game winner at Iona, doubled Loyola's lead at 57:48, putting the `Hounds in full command.

Junior Vinnie Piscopo would add to the lead when he took a pass from Mark Donnelly and fired a shot past Fairfield goalkeeper Andrew Frankel in the game's 79th minute. The Stags would seal their own fate only 42 seconds later with an own goal, giving Loyola a 4-nil win.

Sophomore Justin Chelland got the start for Loyola in goal and played well in picking up his first shutout of the season. Chelland made eight saves and improves his starting mark to 1-0-1 this year.

Kokovic, with four goals and five assists this season, leads the `Hounds with 13 points. Piscopo also has four goals to match Kokovic for the team lead.

Loyola is 5-4-1 overall and 3-0-0 in the MAAC. Fairfield falls to 4-4-2 overall, while dropping its second straight conference game, falling to 1-2 in the MAAC. The Greyhounds host their first conference game of the season this Friday when they face St. Peter's at Alumnae Field.