Loyola wraps up another MAAC title, 3-0

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Vince Moskunas spoke for Loyola after the Greyhounds had dispensed with Fairfield, 3-0, in the final of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference soccer tournament at Curley Field yesterday.

"I'm ready to keep playing," Moskunas said, "but if it stops here, I've enjoyed it. We've had a great season."


Moskunas, a defender out of Calvert Hall, and goalie Shawn Boehmcke have a MAAC title for each of the four seasons they've started for Loyola (16-4-1), but the parting present they had in mind is an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.

The NCAA will announce its 28-team Division I tournament field at 1 p.m. today, and the Greyhounds fear they will be left out. James Madison beat William & Mary, 2-1, yesterday to claim the automatic berth that goes to the winner of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, and that's one less spot for the Greyhounds, who are ranked No. 5 in the South Atlantic Region.


"I just pray and hope that the selection committee takes us," junior midfielder Jim Garvey said. "They should give us a break for once. We can play with anyone in the country."

The Greyhounds were ranked No. 24 in the nation on Oct. 21, when they lost, 2-0, at Fairfield (7-6-4), the only MAAC defeat they've had since entering the conference in 1989. They dominated the Stags yesterday, as junior midfielder Garvey, the tournament's Most Valuable Player, sandwiched his two goals around one by Chris Sim (Centennial).

"Coach [Bill Sento] didn't have to say anything to get us up for this one," said Moskunas, whose long throw set up Sim's goal. "We went up to Fairfield [on Oct. 21] thinking it was just another MAAC team that wouldn't be anything, but they played well that time. I'm still mad that we lost that game. That kept us from having a perfect four years in the MAAC."

The Greyhounds had a 19-8 advantage in shots, helping Boehmcke get a Loyola record with his 13th shutout of the season. It was the 42nd of his career, tying him for seventh on the NCAA all-time list.

Iona routed Manhattan, 4-1, in the consolation game.

Army 4, Navy 2

The Navy season ended with a shootout loss to Army in the Patriot League tournament on Saturday.

Navy (10-6-3) scored its only goal at 22:42, when Marc Boran scored off an assist from Tim Bourdon. It was just the second goal that Army has given up this year in Patriot League play.


In the shootout, Navy scored first on a goal by Cliff Carpenter, but Army got consecutive goals from Rich Swift, Tong Vang and Rob Pearson for the win.

Frostburg 2, Dickinson 1


Senior Mark Urban scored both goals for Frostburg State (14-7), as it defeated Dickinson College (12-9-1) in the Division III ECAC South Championship game at Wilkes College.

Urban's two goals set a school record for career goals with 95.