Tyrie's goal late in 2nd OT puts Loyola into College Cup

November 16, 2009|By Sports Digest

Freshman Matt Tyrie scored his first college goal with 23.8 seconds left in double overtime, ripping a 16-yard shot into the top left corner off a pass from Phil Bannister to give Loyola the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with a 1-0 victory over Niagara in Fairfield, Conn. The victory put the Greyhounds (11-7-3 overall) into the NCAA College Cup for the third consecutive season, a first for the program. The MAAC championship is the 12th in Loyola history. Loyola defender Tennant McVea was named tournament Most Valuable Player.

Division III: Johns Hopkins (16-3-3) won a shootout, 5-3, against host Salisbury (15-3-2) after a scoreless draw to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. The Blue Jays will play top-ranked Messiah, which defeated SUNY Brockport, 3-1. Tony Gass scored the clincher in the fifth round. Hopkins' Ravi Gill finished with six saves for his 12th shutout of the year.

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