Men's Soccer Falls To Fairfield, 1-0

Nov. 5, 2010

Final Stats

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Despite a strong defensive effort, the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team could not overcome a Fairfield goal in the final minute of the first half as the Greyhounds fell to the Stags on Friday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, 1-0.

Loyola (9-5-2, 5-2-1 MAAC) peppered Fairfield (5-7-5, 4-4-0) with six shots in the second half and held the Stags without a shot as the Greyhounds looked to even the game after a first half goal.

The Greyhounds limited to Fairfield to only four shots overall in the game and two on goal while the Greyhounds recorded 10 of their own, including six shots on goal from Glenn Leitch.

The Greyhounds pressured the Stags throughout the first half as Leitch registered two shots on goal looking for an opening score.

The teams entered the final minute of the first half with no score but Fairfield found the game's first goal with 46 seconds remaining before halftime. Shane Kurtz took a shot that deflected to Dan Shaw, who corralled the rebound before converting a chance from three yards away to put the Stags ahead going into halftime, 1-0.

Loyola looked for an equalizer throughout the second half with shots from Glenn Leitch, Diego McQuestion and Gary Weisbaum but could not find a goal.

Loyola freshman goalkeeper Thurman Van Riper made his first career start in net for the Greyhounds. He made one save on the night.

Loyola travels to New Rochelle, N.Y., on Sunday for the Greyhounds' final regular season game against Iona. Kick-off is slated for 1 p.m.