Loyola College (3-1-3) overwhelmed the University of Maryland Baltimore County (3-3) with four first-half goals, including three in less than 10 minutes, and defeated the Retrievers, 4-1, at UMBC Stadium yesterday.
"We emphasized a containment defense and an attacking offense -- quick passes and moving the ball forward," said Loyola assistant coach Dennis Krupa, who, with assistant Scott Manning, filled in for head coach Bill Sento.
UMBC's John Ellinger said: "In that first half, the teams played at two different levels, and theirs was higher than ours."
The visitors were quicker and more skilled.
"We told our players that Loyola was especially quick and aggressive in the [penalty] box and not to be lulled by what they were doing," Ellinger said.
So, in the 12th minute, Rob Elliott (Calvert Hall) passed out to Doug Miller on the wing, and when UMBC went for him and goalkeeper Bob Mamula went to the post on that side, Miller passed back to Mark Hopper in the middle, and he had an open shot from 10 yards.
Less than four minutes later, Elliott lofted an indirect kick and Charlie Haynes headed it past Mamula. Five minutes later, Elliott outran defender Pete Eibner (Archbishop Curley) and beat Mamula.
Robert Diver got the UMBC goal after Loyola freshman goalkeeper David Lord saved a penalty kick, only to have Diver kick in the rebound.
Mount St. Mary's 7, York 0
EMMITSBURG -- Brad Hiester scored his first three goals of the season to lead Mount St. Mary's (5-1-1) past York College. It is the third time in the past four games that the Mount has scored at least six goals.