No. 1 Loyola rallies for a second straight come-from-behind win


Still basking in the glow of Tuesday’s come-from-behind 3-2 win over No. 2 McDonogh, top-ranked Loyola Blakefield gave an encore performance, Thursday, with a very similar 3-2 overtime win over No. 10 Archbishop Curley, in MIAA A Conference action at Goucher College.

Curley (6-7, 6-6 MIAA A) took the action to the Dons for much of the first half and went to intermission with a 1-0 lead on Bryce Woodward goal, as he put away a beautiful through ball from T Garcia.

A Matt Lala penalty kick got the Dons even early in the second half. Curley, however, countered with a goal by Kenny Clapp, on feed from Brayden Wise, to regain the lead at 2-1, with just six minutes to go.

Loyola (11-0, 10-0 MIAA A) showed poise as it continued to press before finding the tying goal with two minutes left when Luke Briggs scored of a cross from Lala.

In the first over time Dominic Caltabaino put home the winning goal, from 12 yards out, with the assist going to Chase Llewellyn.

Pat Milmoe had three saves on the night, while Michael Caulkins had nine for Curley.