Sept. 19, 2008
Emmitsburg, Md. - The men's soccer team takes its 14-match unbeaten streak into Saturday's contest at Mount St. Mary's looking to get back to its winning ways after playing William & Mary to a scoreless tie in its last outing.
Loyola holds a dominant 21-4-1 advantage in the series which dates back to 1954 but has not had a game played since a 3-0 Greyhounds win in 2001 at the Mason-Dixon Cup. Loyola has not traveled to Mount St. Mary's since returning home 4-0 winners in 1988 and the Mountaineers have not tasted success since they collected all four of their wins and the lone tie over a six-match stretch between 1959-64.
Wednesday's scoreless tie was the first for the Greyhounds in the regular season since 2002. Loyola since holds a dominating advantage in goals over its opponents, having scored 10 while allowing only two. Junior forward Jamie Darvill continues to lead The Greyhounds in scoring with nine points on three goals and three assists. Juniors Milos Kocic in goal and Tennant McVea along the back line lead the stout Loyola defense.
Saturday's game is the first of consecutive road contests the Greyhounds will play against Maryland opponents. Next Saturday, Loyola visits UMBC at 1 o'clock before returning home to open October by hosting Princeton on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.