Loyola Vs Penn State was not a warm affair to remember, but it was a good game, with Loyola coming out on top, 8-6 after building up a 7-2 advantage. Matt Florence put Penn State up 1-0 early in the first, but Loyola scored the next three goals to create an early lead. Penn State opened the second quarter in a similar matter, with a goal. Loyola responded in similar fashion, scoring three goals to enter the half with a 6-2 lead.
Brian Sherlock, Zach Herreweyers, and Tyler Albrecht each had two goals in the six goal run, and Herreweyers scored again in the third quarter with his third goal of the game. With a commanding 7-2 lead, things looked like they were going to go Loyola’s way all day, but Penn State notched a big third quarter goal with about two minutes left to close the gap.
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With eight minutes left, PSU had closed the gap to an 8-7 margin, but couldn’t manage the tying goal. Loyola got an insurance goal from Romar Dennis with less than two minutes left and escaped a Nittany Lion comeback attempt on home turf.
Brian Sherlock finished with four points and the teams basically split the draws for the day with PSU holding a 9-8 edge. Connor Darcey made 14 big saves for PSU, but Pat McEnerney made 8 big saves to earn the win for Loyola. PSU committed 22 turnovers to Loyola’s 10, and the Hounds took 50 shots compared to only 27 for Penn State. See the full box score here.
Penn State and Loyola are now both 1-1. Next up for Loyola is a Towson program that just knocked off Johns Hopkins. That’s a midweek game and a big test. Penn State will take on Villanova on the road next weekend.
Loyola Vs Penn State Photos
All photo in this post appear courtesy of Craig Chase. Dropping great shots, as always!