Sept. 26, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - For the second-consecutive week, the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team is receiving votes (10) in the NSCAA/Continental Tire National Poll. In addition, the Greyhounds are the second-ranked team in the North Atlantic Region, trailing only Saint Francis (Pa.).
Loyola (5-1-1) cracked into the regional poll last week, taking over the top spot after putting together its best start to the season since 2008. The Greyhounds had also earned 24 points in the national poll to sit two spots shy of the top-25.
The Greyhounds trail only Saint Francis (Pa.) in the North Atlantic Region. Loyola beat the Red Flash, 1-0, on Saturday, Sept. 7, but since then, Saint Francis (Pa.) has knocked of William & Mary, a Tribe side that recently downed both of the nation’s No. 1 ranked teams, Creighton and North Carolina, within a span of 10 days.
Loyola began the year with a 5-0-1 record, including a five-game win streak, marking the fifth time in school Division I history that the Greyhounds have been unbeaten through their first six games. It was also the 14th time in the 71-year history of the program that Loyola has not lost in its first six contests.
The Greyhounds, coming off a 1-1-0 week in which they suffered their first loss of the season, a 3-1 decision to undefeated and 21st-ranked UMBC, will enter Patriot League play this weekend. Loyola will host Holy Cross in their inaugural conference contest Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.