Men’s soccer loses fourth in a row in double-overtime to Loyola


The Lehigh men’s soccer team suffered a loss against Loyola University (MD) on Saturday falling 2-1 after two overtimes.

With the loss, Lehigh drops to 6-7, with a 2-3 record in conference play. The team is now on a four-game losing streak after falling to Loyola, who is 5-6-2 and 2-3 in conference.

Loyola’s Connor Thompson got the scoring started in the first half, hitting his shot in the 23rd minute to put Loyola in front 1-0.

Lehigh responded at the beginning of the second half with a goal of its own. Senior Ali Famali got his second goal of the season and was assisted by freshman Doyle Tuvesson, who is second on the team with eight points.

After the score remained tied after regulation, overtime began. The first overtime was slow for both teams, with no shots taken by either side.

By contrast, the second overtime had three shots by the two teams combined. The first one by Lehigh freshman Jack Miskel was blocked, while Loyola had an unsuccessful shot shortly after that. Ultimately, on the third shot, Loyola’s Joseph Cahalan became the hero of the game when he scored the winning goal to seal the game for the Greyhounds.

Following the disappointing loss, Lehigh takes a break from Patriot League play. They will instead be taking on Fairleigh Dickinson University on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Ulrich Sports Complex.

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