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Three Score As Men's Soccer Beats Siena On Road

Oct. 25, 2009

Final Stats

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Jamie Darvill assisted on all three Loyola University Maryland goals, as three Greyhounds scored in a 3-1 victory over host Siena on Sunday morning in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

"I thought we had a good performance today with some good chances and played well," Loyola Head Coach Mark Mettrick said. "Marist and Siena are difficult places to play, and it was important for us to come away with four points (including Friday's tie at Marist)."

Loyola (7-6-2 overall, 4-0-1 MAAC) jumped on the board off a set play in the first 10 minutes. Darvill set a corner kick into the box that Glenn Leitch redirected into goal with a header, giving the Greyhounds a 1-0 advantage 8:43 into the contest.

The one-goal advantage held until over 20 minutes into the second period when the Greyhounds used a quick restart after a Saints (8-6-2, 3-2-1) foul outside the box.

On the restart in the 66th minute, Darvill sent a pass to Phil Bannister on the endline, right of the goal, and Bannister found a wide-open Eddie Dines for the second Loyola score.

The Dines and Leitch goals were their second in as many games after both scored Friday night tie at Marist.

Siena cut the margin back to a goal just under four minutes later.

Sindre Ek took a hard shot on goal for Siena that was saved by a diving Kyle Wittman. The ball deflected off the post and was crossed by Joe Tavernese to Nick Viaggio who scored in the 70th minute, making it a 2-1 Greyhounds lead.

Loyola added an insurance goal late as Darvill dribbled quickly down the right side and sent a ball to Bannister in the center.

Bannister then beat Siena goalkeeper Phil Chabot one-on-one on the left side to score.

Darvill's three assists set a career-high. He has recorded two in a match on three occasions, the last coming on September 4 versus Mount St. Mary's. It is the second time in three games that a Loyola player recorded three assists after Bannister accomplished the feat against Niagara on October 16.

Wittman made six saves to Chabot's four, as the teams were equal with 18 shots a side.

The Greyhounds return to Baltimore for their final two regular-season home matches of the year next weekend. They host Iona at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 30, and Fairfield on Sunday, November 1 at 1 p.m.