Any time Loyola College and Maryland meet in men's soccer, a tie game is half expected. Five of their past nine meetings had ended in a tie.
Yesterday at Loyola's Curley Field, it looked like the same story for most of the 28th meeting of the schools.
The game was scoreless for 86 minutes and 48 seconds, shades of Maryland's last visit to Loyola, a 0-0 tie in 1993.
Then, with 3:12 left, Maryland's Mike McIlwain took the ball just outside the right corner of the Loyola goal and kicked it past goalie Joe Schafer for a 1-0 Terps victory.
The loss ended a five-game win streak for Loyola (10-5). Maryland (11-4-1) is ranked No. 13 in the country by Soccer America.
"It was a hard-fought win for us," said Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski. "We play one game on turf every two years -- this one. We're on grass 99 percent of the time.
"McIlwain's goal came as the result of hard work. Normally a player doesn't even go after that ball. I think Loyola's keeper was surprised that he did."
Said Loyola coach Bill Sento: "Maryland is busy and high-pressures you, but we played with a lot of intensity. I'm proud of our kids."
Maryland 0 1 -- 1
Loyola . 0 0 -- 0
Goals: M -- McIlwain. Assists: M -- Smith. Saves: M -- Payne 8; L -- Schafer 4.
Goucher 3, St. Mary's 2
Ratcliffe Roye, Chris Walton (Mount St. Joseph) and Brian Fortman (Poly) each had a goal and an assist as host Goucher defeated St. Mary's in a Capital Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal. St. Mary's scored on a goal by John McManus and an own goal by Goucher.
Salisbury State 6, York 3
Chris Schaefer (Glenelg) had two goals and an assist, leading visiting Salisbury State (10-6) past York (5-13-1) in a Capital Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal. Chris Gray contributed a goal and an assist for Salisbury State.
Washington College 2, Swarthmore 0
Chris Daily and Andrew King each scored a goal to lead visiting Washington College (11-6-1, 4-4) past Swarthmore (10-8, in a Centennial Conference game. Mike Gill had three saves for the shutout.