Two Ndjock Goals Provide Margin For Men's Soccer Over Northridge
Sept. 2, 2012
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BALTIMORE - Freshman Larry Ndjock scored twice off set pieces, as the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team defeated Cal State Northridge, 2-1, on an overcast Sunday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
"I couldn't be more happy with the guys," head coach Mark Mettrick said. "They worked hard, they battled and they found a way to beat a very good Cal State Northridge side. We showed a lot of fight and a lot of spirit today."
Northridge, 2-2 overall and receiving votes in the most recent NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA National Poll, tallied a score first when Jose Luis Garcia rolled a free kick to Sagi Lev-Ari, who fired a hard low shot to the right of a diving junior Thurman Van Riper in the 41st minute, staking the Matadors to a 1-0 lead.
The Greyhounds (1-1-1) responded quickly when they earned a corner kick near the end of the 43rd minute after a free kick was tipped away and over the goal line.
Sophomore Connor Thompson struck it from the left side and Ndjock redirected it with a header that settled inside the far post for Loyola's first goal of the season.
Ndjock was then fouled from behind in the 67th minute, garnering the Greyhounds a free kick from just outside 18 yards on the right side. Junior Kevin Curran struck the ball, sending it to the far post where it fell over the shoulder of a leaping Matador defender and to Ndjock, who knocked it in for a goal.
Loyola looked to add a third goal with just over seven minutes left in regulation when Ndjock crossed a ball from right to left. Curran beat his defender, but just missed at a diving header attempt.
Curran then had a shot go one-yard wide of the far post on a shot attempt one minute later.
With just over two minutes to play, Northridge had an opportunity in the box when a scramble led to Van Riper being off his line, but the Greyhounds' defense cleared it from harm before the Matadors garnered a shot.
Northridge outshot the Greyhounds, 15-7, for the game, but Loyola held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Both goalkeepers stopped two shots.
Loyola will return to action on Saturday when it hosts Quinnipiac at 1 p.m.
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