The Greyhounds defeated the Colgate Raiders in Patriot League competition today, with a final score of 11-7.
Loyola’s three goals in the first quarter is what fueled the fire within the Greyhounds. Two minutes twenty-one seconds in, Pat Spencer connected with Alex McGovern for goal number one. Four minutes forty-eight seconds later, Jay Drapeau ran it in for the unassisted goal. Just 1.5 minutes later, John Duffy found Drapeau for goal number three. All three goals were played even.
For Loyola in the first, other statistics include:
25% Faceoff wins
6 of 8 Clears
In the second quarter, Colgate went up first, but then Loyola scored twice (Spencer to Drapeau, then Spencer unassisted) before Colgate found the back of the net again. Once the Raiders did, Spencer and Duffy teamed up for Loyola’s sixth goal before the half.
The second half of the game, Loyola got into some trouble, with five of their six penalties. On two of Colgate’s goals in the second half, they were made while Loyola was playing man-down.
With the Loyola win, Loyola is sitting second place (behind a three-way tie for first) in Patriot League, 4-1, while Colgate is now 2-3 in conference play, sitting in third place.
Loyola’s next game is set for April 7 as they travel to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take on the Lehigh Valley Hawks (tied for first).