Calvert Hall tops Loyola in OT, 3-1

Pardew goal breaks tie

Bach adds penalty kick

Boys soccer

September 10, 2001|By Adam S. Reisinger | Adam S. Reisinger,SUN STAFF

No. 5 Loyola was able to turn back No. 3 Calvert Hall's offensive pushes for all 80 minutes of regulation. It only took 21 seconds of overtime, however, for the Cardinals to break through.

Junior forward Ben Pardew scored at 80:21 to lead Calvert Hall to a 3-1 win over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference-rival Loyola yesterday at Towson University.

"We didn't finish our chances in the first half, but we got that one in overtime," Cardinals coach Andy Moore said. "I knew that we'd keep the pressure on and continue to ... push forward."

The Dons had the kickoff to start overtime, but Calvert Hall junior midfielder Brett Pearman immediately broke down the right sideline and played the ball in front, where Pardew came out of a scramble to put home the game-winner.

Junior Will Bach added a penalty kick in the second overtime for the final margin, giving Calvert Hall a little breathing room.

The Cardinals almost didn't get the overtime opportunity. Loyola, despite playing much of the first half in its own defensive zone, opened the scoring midway through the first half when junior Matt Curran took the ball downfield on a counter-attack. Cardinals goalkeeper Phil Phillips took an aggressive line to the ball but got beat on the play.

"One defender got beat and I thought I could come out and get it, but [Curran] played a good touch on our defender and made a beautiful chip," Phillips said.

Calvert Hall got the tying goal 15 minutes into the second half when sophomore Patrick Healey scored on a penalty kick, evening the score at 1-1.

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