PRINCETON, N.J. - Cameron Porter converted a penalty kick with 3:40 left in regulation that served as the game's lone goal, and Princeton University defeated visiting Loyola University Maryland, 1-0, in non-conference men's soccer action Tuesday night.
The Tigers (6-3-2 overall) were awarded the penalty after Loyola (4-6-2) was called for an inadvertent handball in the box on a Princeton corner kick.
Porter converted his fourth penalty kick on as many tried this season for the eventual game-winner. He took 14 shots in the game, five on goal, as Princeton outshot the Greyhounds, 19-7.
Matt Sanchez made five saves in goal, and the Greyhounds were credited with a team save, too, as a defensive player cleared a would-be goal off the line with just over 10 minutes left in the first half.
Princeton looked to take a lead in the 34th minute when Andrew Doar took a shot that caromed off the post and rebounded to Porter. His shot got past Sanchez but was stopped by a Loyola defender and was waved off by the linesman.
Porter again looked to break the scoreless tie in the 70th minute, but Sanchez saved both his initial attempt and the follow-up to preserve the 0-0 score. Twelve minutes later, Nico Hurtado sent a ball into the box for Porter, but he lost his balance and was unable to get off a shot.
The game was the last regular-season non-conference affair for the Greyhounds this year. They return to Patriot League action Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex where they will face Lehigh University at 5 p.m. The game is part of a doubleheader with the Loyola women hosting Boston University at 2 p.m.