Ruiz, Vosvick Get Men's Soccer 1-0 Win At High Point In Non-Conference Finale
HIGH POINT, N.C. -
Freshman Aldo Ruiz scored his first collegiate goal and classmate Chase Vosvick earned six saves as the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over High Point at Vert Stadium.
The Greyhounds (7-4-1 overall) did not register a shot attempt through the first half, but they capitalized on their first look at goal in the second half as sophomore Barry Sharifi won control of a ball at midfield and played it to classmate Brian Saramago out on the right wing. Saramago crossed it back to Sharifi in the box, where he beat a diving goalkeeper to the loose ball and pushed it to Ruiz on the left side of the box for the open-net goal in the 49th minute.
Loyola had a trio of opportunities to add to its lead over the next eight minutes, but it was unable to capitalize on any, as Saramago sent a shot high before Ruiz and Saramago had a pair of shots saved by High Point’s goalkeeper, Keegan Meyer.
Vosvick came off his line in the 60th minute to make a diving save on Justen Shear’s breakaway attempt and turned back three more Panther shots in the final 20 minutes to preserve the shutout, his fifth of the season.
High Point (4-5-3) held an 8-5 advantage in shots and a 6-2 edge in corners throughout the game.
The Greyhounds will remain on the road as they travel to Boston for a Loyola-Boston University soccer doubleheader at Nickerson Field on Saturday. The women will take the field at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m.