CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore Matt Sanchez has been named the Corvias Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday. Sophomore Ryan Tuck was also included among the league's honorable mention performances this past week.
A transfer from Old Dominion, Sanchez posted his fourth career shutout Saturday as the Greyhounds beat Colgate, 1-0, for their – and first-year head coach Steve Nichols’ – first Patriot League win of the season.
Sanchez, a native of Owings Mills, Maryland, picked up four saves to maintain his clean sheet, while he and Tuck helped the defense hold the Raiders, who entered the contest averaging 12.1 shots per game, to just six shots throughout the 90 minutes.
This season, Sanchez has played all 850 minutes and ranks third in the Patriot League with 33 saves and a 0.74 goals-against average. He also ranks second with a .825 save percentage and four shutouts.
The weekly award marks the first for Sanchez, while he becomes the second Greyhound to be honored by the league this year, as Tuck was named the defensive player of the week in back-to-back weeks (Sept. 15 and Sept. 22).
Loyola will host Bucknell on Wednesday at Ridley Athletic Complex. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.