Loyola ties No. 1 St. John's, defending champ, in opener

Loyola played defending NCAA champion and preseason No. 1 St. John's to a scoreless tie in men's soccer last night in the season opener for both teams at the Family First Sports Park in Erie, Pa.

The Greyhounds stymied St. John's offensively, led by junior goalkeeper Dave Frieder's six saves, including three in overtime. St. John's outshot Loyola, 13-7.


Loyola was facing a top-ranked team for the first time in 10 years. The Greyhounds defeated then-No. 1 Virginia, 1-0, in the 1987 NCAA tournament.

Navy 1, St. Francis, Pa., 0: Trevor Ellis converted a pass from Stephen Earl in the first overtime to lift the Midshipmen to a


season-opening win in the Navy Invitational. Navy goalkeeper Greg Stepler (four saves) recorded his third shutout in his past five starts dating back to last season.

Marshall 3, Towson 2: Michael Givens scored at 97: 43 of the first overtime to lift the Thundering Herd to victory in the first game of the Navy Invitational. Marshall led 2-0 at halftime, but Towson got goals from Ian Widey and Richie Moller to force overtime.

Mount St. Mary's 3, The Citadel 0: Duncan Gladwin scored a pair of goals to lead the Mountaineers to victory in the semifinals of the Pepsi/All Sport Mount Soccer Classic.


Delaware 4, UMBC 1: The Blue Hens scored four unanswered goals to defeat the host Retrievers in a season opener.

Delaware broke from a 1-1 tie at halftime with three second-half goals. Sophomore forward Alison Keehan gave the Blue Hens the lead for good at 55: 34.

Pub Date: 8/31/97