WEST POINT, N.Y. — Zach Herreweyers matched his career-high with six goals, and Grant Limone made 18 saves in his third collegiate start, helping No. 14 Loyola University Maryland beat the 13th-ranked U.S. Military Academy, 12-10, on Saturday in Patriot League play at Michie Stadium.
The Greyhounds (4-3 overall, 2-1 Patriot League) put 18 of their 25 shots on goal, and Limone stopped 64.3 percent of the Black Knights (5-3, 1-2) shots.
In addition to Limone’s exploits in goal, Frazier had a superb day defensively for the Greyhounds. He caused three turnovers and picked up four ground balls while holding Preseason Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year John Glesener to just one assist without a goal.
Glesener, a 2015 Preseason Second Team All-American, squeezed off six shots, but his streak of 21 goals with at least one goal was snapped by the Frazier and Limone-led Loyola effort. His streak was tied for the fourth-longest nationally heading into this weekend’s games.
Army took a 7-5 lead as Connor Cook scored 4:42 into the second half, but Loyola tallied four of the next five. After a Limone save midway through the third, Herreweyers scored his third of the game to pull Loyola within a goal at 7:31.
Ryan Fournier had started to run off the field during the transition run that ensued from Limone’s save, but he reversed course, caught a pass from Nikko Pontrello and found his fellow Canadian Herreweyers for the goal on the right side of the crease.
Just under four minutes later, Pontrello rolled the crease and free topside to score at 3:55, knotting the game at seven.
Cole Johnson, who had four goals for Army, tallied one 11 seconds later off a Dan Grabher faceoff win and assist, quickly putting the Black Knights back in front, 8-7.
It was Herreweyers again at 1:19, tying the game with his fourth. Romar Dennis used a split dodge to create space on the top left, and he got the ball to Herreweyers who had a defender on him. He dropped his hands to get free and beat Army goalkeeper Sam Somers high.
Fifty-one seconds later, Dennis used the same move from the top right, but this time he shot a pass to the left where Tyler Albrecht scored with 29.3 seconds left in the third quarter.
Albrecht’s second of the game gave Loyola a 9-8 lead heading into the final period, but Johnson started from behind the cage and got free for his fourth of the afternoon, knotting the score 40 seconds after the start of the fourth quarter.
Loyola went on a man-up possession shortly thereafter when Army was flagged for a cross-check during the playout of the faceoff after Johnson’s goal, and Pontrello rolled shot a pass right-to-left to Dennis, and he scored from 12-plus yards out to give Loyola a 10-9 lead at 13:33.
Herreweyers got his fifth of the game 3:45 later when Zac Davliakos found him after a transition run on the doorstep, pushing Loyola’s lead to two.
Army drew back within a goal after the Black Knights caused a turnover, and Jimbo Moore scored with Michael Larrabee assisting at 6:55.
The Black Knights went back on offense with a faceoff win, but Pat Frazier caused an Army turnover, and Limone picked up the ground ball with 5:24 left in regulation. Somers made a save, however, on a Pontrello shot, and Army cleared the ball with less than 20 seconds later.
A moving pick call against the Black Knights gave the ball back to Loyola, and Brian Sherlock assisted Herreweyers for his sixth goal of the game, providing the final 12-10 margin at 3:43.
Limone made two saves in the final two minutes, both on shots by Moore, the final allowing the Greyhounds to clear the ball and run out the clock.
Herreweyers’ six goals ties his total from Loyola’s Feb. 28 win over Lehigh University and gives him 27 for the season. He has scored two or more goals in all seven Greyhounds games this year, and he has 10 hat tricks in 18 collegiate games.
Pontrello finished with a goal and a game-high three assists, and Dennis scored once and assisted on the back-to-back goals late in the third quarter. Albrecht added two goals, and Sherlock tallied a goal and an assist.
Zac Davliakos scored the first two points of his career, scoring from his long-stick midfielder position in transition to put Loyola in front 4-2 with 5:07 left in the first quarter. He then assisted on a fourth-quarter goal by Herreweyers.
The Greyhounds return to Ridley Athletic Complex and step out of Patriot League play for their next contest. Loyola will host Georgetown University at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the second game of a Greyhounds’ doubleheader, following a women’s lacrosse contest against Bucknell University.
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