Cahalan And Sanchez Honored With Patriot League Weekly Awards

Oct. 27, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland senior Joseph Cahalan and sophomore Matt Sanchez have been named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office Monday.

The duo led the Greyhounds to a 1-1 double-overtime tie against No. 20 Boston University on Saturday, making Loyola the first Patriot League team to take points from the league-leading Terriers this season.

Cahalan scored the game-tying goal with 37 seconds remaining in regulation, heading in a long cross from sophomore John Toher, while Sanchez picked up a career-high seven saves in the tie.

Defensively, the duo kept the league’s top offense in check, as Boston University entered the contest leading the Patriot League in goals (2.00) and points (6.00) per game, in addition to shot percentage (.200). Prior to Saturday, the Terriers scored at least twice in all but one conference contest, while Cahalan became just the third Patriot League player to score against BU this year.

This is the first career weekly award for Cahalan, while it marks the third time this season a Greyhound has been tabbed the league’s defensive player of the week. Sophomore Ryan Tuck earned the award in back-to-back weeks in September, on the 15th and 22nd.

For Sanchez, this is his second goalkeeper honor this year, as he was also recognized on October 6.

Loyola will head to American on Wednesday for a midweek match-up with the Eagles. Game time is slated for 3 p.m.