Saint Peter's Edges Men's Soccer In MAAC Semifinals

Nov. 12, 2010

Final Stats

BALTIMORE - A Jamie Libby goal gave the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team a first half lead in the Chick-fil-A Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference semifinal on Friday night against Saint Peter's, but a Peacocks goal in the second half followed by one in the second overtime ended the Greyhounds season, 2-1.

Loyola finishes the year with a 9-7-2 record overall, while Saint Peter's improves to 12-5-1 and advances to the MAAC Championship game on Sunday at Ridley Athletic Complex against third-seeded Iona at 1 p.m.

Lebogang Pila gave Saint Peter's the win with a shot from outside the box into the left side of the net at 106:42.

Six different Greyhounds registered shots on the night and Glenn Leitch led the team with three. Danny Ankrah, Gerwyn Jones and Jamie Libby each registered a shot on goal.

Jamie Libby opened the scoring in the 21st minute with his third goal of the season to put Loyola ahead, 1-0. After a Peacocks foul, Kevin Curran set up for a free kick 30 yards away from the Saint Peter's goal and sent in a cross to the center of the box. Libby met the cross with his head and redirected the ball into the right side of the goal to give the Greyhounds the lead.

Saint Peter's returned the favor in the 33rd minute from a set piece of its own. Assaf Sheleg's free kick found Dmitri Pelts in front of the net, who tapped a pass to Lebogang Pila. Pila buried the chance from in close and tied the match, 1-1. The teams looked for another goal in the remaining 12 minutes but entered the halftime break tied at the same score.

Loyola battled through a scoreless second half by pressuring Saint Peter's with four shots while looking for a go-ahead score. The teams played through another overtime with no goals to a final extra frame. A Glenn Leitch shot in the 104th minute nearly gave Loyola the win, but the chance sailed just wide.