Men’s soccer winless through three

Ashish Silwal

Quinnipiac men’s soccer lost its third straight match to start the season Saturday, as it suffered a 2-1 defeat on the road to non-conference opponent Loyola University (Md.). Sophomore forward William Daniels gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead late in the first half, but the Greyhounds evened the score a minute later. Eddie Dines scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute.

It was Daniels’ first goal in Quinnipiac colors, which was also the Bobcats’ first goal of the season, and came in the 41st minute. Daniels scored with a powerful shot from 18 feet away and placed the ball in the right-corner of the goal.

The brief lead was countered with a goal from the Greyhounds just over a minute later from senior Zach Tweddell. A corner kick from Charlie Hutton into the middle of the box was not properly defended by the Bobcats and Tweddell headed the ball into the center of the goal.

With less than eight minutes remaining, a shot by Greyhound midfielder Danny Ankrah was blocked by the Bobcat defenders. It rebounded to Greyhound midfielder Eddie Dines, who hit a strong shot into the top of the net to give his team a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

The score may have been close, but the Bobcats conceded 10 corners against three from the Greyhounds, fired five shots on goal compared to their opponents’ eight, and committed 18 fouls to Loyola’s 14.

Sophomore goalkeeper George Ellis followed a six-save game against University of Hartford with another solid performance in net, stopping five shots on goal for the Bobcats.

Photo credit: Amanda Shulman