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Tuck Earns Second-Straight PL Defensive Player Of The Week Honor

Sept. 22, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore Ryan Tuck has been named the Corvias Patriot League Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row, as announced by the league office Monday.

Tuck, a back from Stokesley, England, helped the Greyhounds to an unbeaten week last week, as Loyola defeated La Salle, 1-0, on Wednesday and earned a 1-1 double-overtime tie at No. 21 UMBC on Saturday.

Against La Salle, Tuck helped the defense hold the Explorers to seven shots, including just one in the second half, en route to the Greyhounds' third shutout of the year.

At UMBC, Tuck scored his second goal of the season in the 51st minute, heading in a free kick from sophomore Laurin Vogel, to give the Greyhounds the lead. Although the Retrievers were able to find their equalizer in the 67th minute, Loyola's defense stepped up and held its nationally ranked opponent without a shot through the two overtime periods to secure the 1-1 tie.

This marks the third weekly award for Tuck throughout his career, while it's also the second-straight week he's been honored. He earned the league's defensive player of the week honor last week after helping Loyola to a 1-0 win at Drexel and a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Stetson.

Loyola begins Patriot League play on Saturday when it travels to Holy Cross for a 1 p.m., contest.