Saint Peter's Hands Men's Soccer First Conference Loss Of Season

Oct. 21, 2007

Box Score

Jersey City, N.J. - The Loyola men's soccer team suffered its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference loss of the season at Saint Peter's College on Sunday afternoon. The Peacocks scored four times, including twice in the final 15 minutes to defeat the Greyhounds 4-0.

The Greyhounds found themselves trailing early when Murphy Wiredu scored in the ninth minute of action. The goal, which was the first MAAC goal allowed by Loyola this season, put the Peacocks ahead and kept them on the offensive.

Saint Peter's took 11 first-half shots, but the Loyola defense stiffened, and behind five first-half saves from sophomore goalkeeper Milos Kocic, the Greyhounds trailed 1-nil a the break.

The Peacocks, however, would double their advantage in the 51st minute with a penalty kick from Assaf Sheleg. The momentum swing would lead to two more goals for the Peacocks. The first coming at 75:19, the second at 78:12, for the final four-goal margin.

With the loss, the Greyhounds drop to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the MAAC. Saint Peter's is now 3-1-1 in the conference and 10-3-1 for the season.

Loyola will play its final three regular season matches at home, beginning this Saturday when it hosts the Broncs of Rider. That game is slated for a 1 p.m. start.