Victor Falls to Loyola Academy

- The Loyola Academy Ramblers travelled up to New York this week to faceoff against the best we have to offer.  They began the trip with today’s 7-6 win over Victor.  Loyola at Victor Tomorrow they face West Genesee and on Sunday they face Ithaca.  The Blue Devils took an early lead that the Rambler slowly chipped away at to force a 6-6 tie early in the fourth and then the game winning goal with 4:21 remaining.

The game was broken into a tale of two halves, in the first half Victor came out strong and took a5-1 lead early in the second.  By the final two minutes of the half, Loyola Academy had begun to chip away and went into halftime down 5-4.  In the second, they commanded control of the ball.  They held on for long stretches of time that were capped off in goals.  They denied the ball to the Victor offense.  The Blue Devils defense stepped up and held them to only 3 goals in the final 24 minutes; however, it was not enough to hold the lead.  The Ramblers defense held Victor to only a single goal in the final 25 minutes.

Connor Kennan scored the game opener off a feed from Andrew Russell just over 6 minutes into the contest.  Loyola Academy responded with their first goal two minutes later: Connor Koch scored unassisted.  Loyola at VictorThe Blue Devils went on a scoring spree for the end of the first and beginning of the second quarters adding three unanswered goals.  Joey Pezzimenti, Camden Hay and Keenan scored for the Blue Devils.  With 8:10 remaining in the half, Victor led 4-1.  Timothy Hackett scored the first of his 3 goals for the Ramblers at 4:16 to pull within two.   Just over a minute later, Victor scored their fifth off an unassisted goal form Mitchell Cain.

In the final 90 seconds off the half, Loyola Academy went from down three to only down one.  Hackett scored his second off a feed from Najee Taylor and then Taylor scored his first goal with 0:14 remaining on the clock.  The second half was all Loyola Academy.  They added three goals and held the Blue Devils to only a single goal.  The game winner was scored unassisted by Taylor with 4:21 remaining on the clock.  The Ramblers then took control of the ball and stalled out the clock for the final three minutes.  Loyola Academy remains undefeated and improved to 9-0.

 



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