WEST POINT, N.Y. - Sophomore Brennan Goldsmith scored his first career goal at Army Saturday night, but the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team was unable to net a second goal as the Black Knights came away with the 2-1 victory at Clinton Field.
Army (5-4-3, 2-2-0 Patriot League) took no time getting on the board, with Christian Clark finishing a cross from Sean Mogan less than two minutes into play for the game’s first goal.
The Black Knights then capitalized on a corner kick in the 29th minute, with Tanner Vosvick netting the goal, to give Army a 2-0 lead.
Goldsmith pulled Loyola (4-5-2, 1-3-0) within one in the 67th minute, putting a cross from freshman Danny Mooney into the top left corner of the goal, but the Greyhounds were unable to net a second goal.
In the 19th minute, senior Connor Thompson tried to get Loyola on the board with its then-equalizer, but Army goalkeeper Winston Boldt saved Thompson’s attempt from just outside the top of the box.
The Greyhounds had another chance to even the game in the 23rd minute when sophomore Laurin Vogel sent a cross to the far side of the box, but senior Joseph Cahalan was unable to get his header down. Sophomore Dylan Engel tried to put away the rebound, but his long boot towards the top right corner of the goal fell into Boldt’s hands.
Sophomore David Warburton created the first scoring chance of the second half, blasting a low 30-yard shot at the goal, but Boldt was able to punch the ball just beyond the side post.
Sophomore John Toher also had a chance late in the game, missing wide left, before junior Antony Sare wrapped up the Greyhounds’ opportunities in the 88th minute, sending a shot from the top of the box into the hands of Boldt.
Throughout the game, the Black Knights held a 14-8 advantage in shots and had a 10-3 lead in corner kicks.
In goal, sophomore Matt Sanchez came up with five saves for the Greyhounds, while Boldt turned back four shots for Army.
Loyola will step out of conference play for its final non-conference contest Tuesday. The Greyhounds will head to Princeton for a 7 p.m., kickoff.