No. 20 Loyola surprised by VCU, 4-1 Towson tops Penn State on Moller's 2-OT goal

September 21, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Forwards Ricardo Capilla and John Moffatt each scored a goal and had an assist to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 4-1 win yesterday over No. 20 Loyola in men's college soccer at College of Notre Dame's Alumnae Field.

The Rams (6-1) had a 2-1 halftime lead before Capilla converted a pass from Moffatt in the 63rd minute. Capilla fed Moffatt for the game's final goal with 3: 35 left.

Loyola freshman Matt Stromberg opened the scoring 3: 49 into the game, heading in a corner kick from Bill Fuchs. The Rams used a penalty kick by Trevor Spencer and a goal by Dwayne Bergeron to take the lead for good.

Loyola fell to 2-1-2.

Towson 1, Penn State 0, 2 OT: Richie Moller scored the game-winner from 10 yards with 9: 58 left in the second overtime to help the Tigers (6-2) defeat the visiting Nittany Lions (2-4-1).

Penn State has suffered four straight losses and was outshot by Towson 14-13.

Liberty 2, UMBC 1: Gary Ricketts' goal with 2: 46 remaining broke a 1-1 tie and propelled visiting Liberty (6-0, 1-0) over UMBC (3-5-1, 0-1) in the Big South opener for both teams.

Freshman Louie Karko (Loyola) scored his first collegiate goal at 33: 22 to give UMBC a 1-0 lead.

William and Mary 2, Navy 0: Brian Hinkey scored on a penalty kick and Nelson Warley added an unassisted goal as the Tribe (5-1) won its fifth consecutive game.

Long Island 3, Mount St. Mary's 2: Luis Rodriguez scored with less than nine minutes remaining as the Blackbirds (4-4, 1-0) edged the host Mountaineers (4-4, 0-1) in a Northeast Conference game.

Western Maryland 2, Haverford 2, OT: The Green Terror (1-2-1, 0-0-1) twice rallied from a goal down to earn a tie with host TTC Haverford (5-1-1, 0-0-1) in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.

Johns Hopkins 5, Swarthmore 0: Peter Quin scored four goals as the visiting and third-ranked Blue Jays (5-0) remained unbeaten.

Eastern Mennonite 2, Salisbury State 1: Aaron Buckwalter scored the game-winner on a penalty kick at 83: 29 to lift visiting Eastern Mennonite (5-1) over the Sea Gulls (2-4).

Gallaudet 2, Goucher 1, 2 OT: Chris Florenes scored the game-winner 9: 32 into the second overtime as visiting Gallaudet edged Goucher (0-5).


Hartford 4, UMBC 1: The Hawks (4-1), ranked 12th by Soccer America, scored four goals in the opening half to defeat the host Retrievers (3-3).

Loyola 2, Florida Atlantic 1, OT: Maureen Hoyt's second goal of the game, four minutes into the extra period, lifted the visiting Greyhounds (3-3-1) to victory.

Loyola outshot Florida Atlantic, 16-6.

Army 1, Navy 0, OT: Sally Harrington converted a pass from Holly Pedley 12 seconds into overtime to keep the Black Knights unbeaten (6-0) with their fourth straight win over Navy (3-4).

Mount St. Mary's 2, Long Island 0: Christy Wicks scored in the 19th minute and Lacey Morley added another goal in the 35th minute to lead the host Mountaineers (2-4, 1-0) to victory in the first Northeast Conference game for both teams.

Pub Date: 9/21/97

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