Sept. 29, 2012
CHICAGO - Loyola University Chicago men's soccer played another thrilling conference match, tying UW-Milwaukee, 1-1, in double overtime. Junior Kyle Spoo scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute, with freshman Dane Bergstromcredited for the assist.
The teams split possession during much of the first half, as Loyola took a 5-4 advantage in shots. Freshman Richard Lenke opened the game for the Ramblers, receiving a cross by freshman Jake Savinoin the sixth minute and powering a shot to Milwaukee goalkeeper John Shakon.
It was the Panthers who scored first, however, with Dorian O'Lochlayne making a rebound shot off a 30-yard free kick to put Milwaukee in the lead, 1-0. Loyola was unable to make a comeback, heading into the intermission trailing the Panthers.
The second half played out much different for the Ramblers, as more opportunities were created up top. Dane Bergstrom set up the equalizer in the 62nd minute with a centering pass to Kyle Spoowho took a shot 15 yards out to put Loyola back in the game, 1-1.
Two minutes later, sophomore Andrew Raymondshad a breakaway, dribbling past Milwaukee defenders to draw the Panthers' goalkeeper out of the net. Raymonds chipped a quick shot over the goalkeeper's shoulders, but sent the ball high of the crossbar.
With the game tied at the end of regulation, overtime commenced and the teams continued to look for the game-winning opportunity. It was an all-around defensive battle, as Loyola and Milwaukee could notch only one shot apiece, ending the game in a 1-1 draw.
Now 0-0-2 in the Horizon League, the Ramblers take a break from conference play and hit the road on Tuesday, Oct. 2, traveling to Omaha, Neb., where Loyola will take on No. 12 Creighton in a 7 p.m. match.