Preseason Favorites Play To Rain-Soaked Scoreless Draw
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team and William & Mary played to a 90-minute scoreless draw in a rain-soaked contest played in Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field Friday night. The game was called after regulation due to worsening field conditions.
William & Mary, the preseason favorites in the Colonial Athletic Association, dominated play in the first half, outshooting the Greyhounds, 9-1. Loyola's lone shot attempt came on a midfield-blast from Jacob Campbell that Tribe goalkeeper Phil Breno punched away from the corner of the goal in the third minute.
Freshman goalkeeper Chase Vosvick weathered the storm for the Greyhounds though, turning back four of the Tribe's attempts, including a series of three in a span of four minutes. In the 24th minute, Vosvick made a diving save on Antonio Bustamante's shot attempt from the top of the box, and then turned back a pair of Ryder Bell's attempts in the 25th and 27th minutes.
The second half was a different story though, as the Greyhounds created multiple scoring opportunities, putting seven shots on the board.
In the 48th minute, a streaking Ryan O'Connor couldn't finish a cross, while Breno then saved freshman TJ Walker's shot in the 54th minute.
Freshman Sam Brown then played a ball out to sophomore Nico Brown, but the defense got a slide in to stop the shot. Walker followed it up by chipping junior Gabriel Carlsson's corner kick wide of the goal post in the 62nd minute.
In the 74th minute, junior Xander Saling got a head on sophomore Barry Sharifi's free kick, but he wasn't able to direct it into the back of the net.
Nico Brown then missed capping off a series of give-and-go passes in the 82nd minute, sending his shot just left of the far post.
For the game, the Tribe held a 17-8 advantage in shots and a 10-4 edge in corner kicks.
In goal, Vosvick played all 90 minutes and recorded a personal-best seven saves in to post his second-straight clean sheet.
The Greyhounds (2-0-1) will return home for a match against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Pittsburgh Monday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Ridley Athletic Complex.