Nov. 2, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team fell to Navy, 2-1, Saturday evening at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
Sophomore Larry Ndjock’s goal in the 86th minute was just the fourth goal that the Midshipmen have given up in Patriot League play this year, but it would not be enough as the Greyhounds were unable to find their equalizer.
Navy scored first in the 40th minute when Martin Sanchez chipped a shot over the head of Loyola senior goalkeeper Zach Kane and into the back of the net.
Derek Vogel gave the Mids a 2-0 advantage in the 47th minute when a free kick from Sanchez was deflected off Jamie Dubyoski in the center of the box where Vogel knocked in a shot off his head.
The Greyhounds broke through with their first goal in the 86th minute when sophomore Dominic Marshall threaded a through ball from the right wing between defenders and to Ndjock inside the box. Ndjock got around the ball and fired a shot from 10-yards out into the back of the net.
Ndjock’s goal was his Patriot League-leading 11th of the year and moves him into 14th on Loyola’s NCAA Division I records for career goals, as he now has 24 in his first two seasons.
In goal, Kane played all 90 minutes and recorded six saves, while freshman Laurin Vogel also had one defensive stop for the Greyhounds.
With the win, Navy (12-3-2, 8-0-0 Patriot League) extends its win streak to a nation-best 11 games and clinched the Patriot League regular season title and the top-seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
Loyola (6-8-2, 1-6-1) will return to Ridley Athletic Complex for its final game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Greyhounds will host Lafayette in Senior Day at 7 p.m. Loyola’s senior class of Stephen Dooley, Zach Kane, Jamie Libby, Diego McQuestion and Thurman Van Riper will be honored in a ceremony prior to the start of the game.