Leitch Scores Twice In Men's Soccer Win At Canisius

Oct. 22, 2010

Final Stats

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Glenn Leitch (Downingtown, Pa./Bishop Shanahan ) showed off his scoring touch with a pair of second-half goals to lift the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Canisius on Friday night, 2-0.

Loyola (7-3-2, 3-0-1) picks up its sixth win in a seven-game unbeaten streak as the Greyhounds outshot Canisius (2-10-2, 2-3-0) by a 15 to 10 margin.

Glenn Leitch provided the offense while the Loyola back line and Kyle Wittman (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall College) held up on the defensive end, with Wittman making three saves to pick up his fifth shutout of the year. Wittman currently leads the MAAC in that category.

Leitch led the team in shots, with four, and Danny Ankrah (Gaithersburg, Md./Watkins Mill) and Eddie Dines (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England/Monkseaton) each tallied three.

After a scoreless first half, Leitch put the Greyhounds on the scoreboard in the 63 st minute with his first goal of the year. Leitch leaped over a defender and spun past another in the box and converted on the chance to put Loyola up 1-0 midway through the second half.

Loyola wouldn’t stop there, however, as Leitch kept up the pressure and added an insurance goal in the 83 rd minute. Kevin Curran notched his fifth assist of the year with a corner kick cross to Leitch, who headed the ball into the net for his second score of the night and the final nail in the coffin for Canisius. Loyola held the 2-0 lead for the final seven minutes to secure the victory.

The Greyhounds tested the Canisius defense early in the match as Eddie Dines recorded the game’s first shot on goal six and a half minutes into the game. Loyola tallied eight shots in the first half but both sides entered halftime tied at 0-0.

Loyola stays on the road in western New York for its next match, a Sunday contest against Niagara at 1 p.m.