Senior Connor Thompson had a game-winning scoring opportunity in the 94th minute, firing a rocket from the right side, but the Leopards’ goalkeeper, Alexander Leavy, was there to make the save. Sophomore Antony Sare also created a chance in the first overtime period, fending off defenders in the 97th minute, but he saw his shot go just over the cross bar.
In regulation, senior Joseph Cahalan tried to net the game’s first goal in the 61st minute, but his shot hit off the crossbar. Sophomore Laurin Vogel then played a free kick into the box in the 82nd minute, which classmate Ryan Tuck was able to get a head on, but the ball went wide of the goal post.
Defensively, sophomore Matt Sanchez came up with three saves for Loyola (5-8-4, 2-5-2 Patriot League), including two sprawling saves early in the first half that kept the game scoreless at that point.
Loyola’s senior class of Cahalan, Thompson, Andrew Waddington and Joey Wilkins conclude their careers with a four-year record of 35-28-9 and the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. Defensive, they helped the Greyhounds to 24 shutouts, while they each contributed at least one point offensively, finishing with a combined 21 goals (eight game winners), 14 assists and 56 points.