Oct. 14, 2005
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Sophomore Ray Hassett scored in the 21st minute, giving the Greyhound defense all it would need against Marist on Friday night in Poughkeepsie. Loyola earned its second shutout of the season and extended its win streak to four games with a 1-0 decision.
The Greyhounds, who now have back-to-back shutouts, held Marist to six total shots and two shots on goal. Goalkeeper Justin Chelland saved both shots-on-goal, the second coming with five seconds left in regulation to preserve the win.
"This was a very good result for us," says Loyola Head Coach Mark Mettrick. "Going on the road, playing the defending [MAAC] tournament champions on a short field, I think I guys played well."
The game, which was moved to the Hudson Valley SportsDone, was a hard-fought defensive-laden battle. Hassett, who took six shots in last weekend's MAAC contests, finally broke through with his second goal of the season, scoring off a rebound from senior Vinnie Piscopo's shot on cage.
"I think we deserved our 1-0 halftime lead," adds Mettrick. "The second half we had to play a bit of defense and I'm happy with our performance."
With the win, Loyola improves its all-time record with Marist to 14-2-0. The Greyhounds, who have won five straight against the Red Foxes, are 3-0 in the MAAC and now head to Siena for a Sunday afternoon match with the Saints.