Men's Soccer Plays Quinnipiac To 0-0 Draw
Sept. 7, 2009
HAMDEN, Conn. - Despite taking a combined 42 shots, neither the Loyola men's soccer team, nor Quinnipiac could find the net, as the teams battled to a 0-0 double overtime tie on Monday afternoon in a non-conference Labor Day contest.
Kyle Wittman made three saves in goal for Loyola and recorded his first collegiate clean sheet against the host Bobcats (0-0-2).
The Greyhounds (1-1-1) put six shots on goal, but Quinnipiac's Frederick Hall made saves on each of them.
Quinnipiac outshot Loyola, 25-17, but only two of the Bobcats' attempts were on net.
"Quinnipiac is a very good regional opponent, having been in the top four in the (North Atlantic) Region the past several years," Loyola Head Coach Mark Mettrick said. "It was a hard fought game where both teams had opportunities."
Philip Surprise and Dominic Adams each took five shots for Quinnipiac, while Jamie Darvill recorded the same number for Loyola.
"We showed some encouraging signs that we can build on," Mettrick said. "Quinnipiac is a difficult place to play, but overall there are a lot of positives to take out of the game. Pleased to see that we got a shutout, but we need to sharpen up more."
After Loyola taken in the first 10 minutes of golden-goal overtime, Loyola recorded four in the final 10, and the Bobcats took three.
Loyola's had a flurry of chances in the second overtime that nearly led to a goal. In the 108th minute, Darvill had a header blocked by a Quinnipiac defender, but Glenn Leitch collected the loose ball only to see his header go wide.
Less than 30 seconds later, Eddie Dines put a shot on goal for Loyola, but Hall was there to make the save and preserve the tie.
The Greyhounds again had an opportunity in the 109th minute when senior back Tennant McVea got his head on a Kevin Curran corner kick, but the shot was high and over the crossbar.
Danny Ankrah nearly ended the game with just over 30 seconds left in the first overtime. His shot from just under 25 yards out went over the goalkeeper but off the crossbar.
The Greyhounds continue action on the road next weekend when they travel to Oneonta, N.Y., for the Mayor's Cup at Hartwick. Loyola takes on Syracuse at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 11, before facing the host Hawks at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 13.
Wnek Named Chair Of NCAA Men's Soccer Committee
Bill Wnek, an associate director of athletics at Loyola University Maryland, has been named the...
Soccer Alumni Inducted To Maryland Soccer Hall ...
The Old Timers Soccer Association of Maryland is inducting its 42nd Hall of Fame class and this...
Men's Soccer Signs First-Ever Nationally Ranked...
Head coach Steve Nichols has put together the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer...
71 Student-Athletes Named To Fall Patriot...
Loyola University Maryland placed 71 student-athletes on their respective sports’ Patriot...
Marchiano Hired As Manager Of Baltimore Bohemians
Loyola University Maryland men's soccer assistant coach Michael Marchiano has been hired as the...
Men's Soccer Alumni Weekend, Golf Outing Set...
Loyola Men's Soccer Head Coach Steve Nichols '92 invites all alumni, friends and family back to...
Four Greyhounds Named To MAAC 35th Anniversary ...
Four former Loyola University Maryland men’s and women’s soccer players were included...
Sanchez Named Player Of Match After Performance...
Loyola University Maryland men's soccer goalkeeper Matt Sanchez was named the Most Valuable...
Friday, Aug 26 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE La Salle Ridley Athletic Complex 7:00 PM Video Monday, Aug 29 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Saint Francis (Pa.) Loretto, Pa. 1:00 PM Friday, Sept 2 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Old Dominion Norfolk, Va. 7:00 PM Wednesday, Sept 7 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE George Washington Ridley Athletic Complex 7:00 PM Video Saturday, Sept 10 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE High Point Ridley Athletic Complex 7:00 PM Video Saturday, Sept 17 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE UConn Storrs, Conn. 7:00 PM