EMMITSBURG, Md. Seventeenth-ranked Loyola scored in the first five minutes of the match and held off Mount St. Mary's 1-0 in non-conference men's soccer action on Saturday.
Jamie Darvill took a pass from Mark Jaskolski at the 4:40 mark and found the back of the net for the lone goal of the game. The goal was Darvill's fourth of the season while Jaskolski notched his first collegiate point on the play.
Chris Wheeler (Newcastle, Australia/St. Francis Xavier) paced the Mount (3-3-0) with four shots while Vinnie Berry (Helensburgh, Scotland/Sgt. Patrick's) had three shots on the afternoon.
Milos Kocic made five saves for the Greyhounds (6-0-1) in the winning effort.
Loyola scored early in the game and went on for the win to help head coach Mark Mettrick win in his first game back in Emmitsburg. Mettrick coached the Mount for six seasons before leaving for the Greyhounds in 2000.
Mount St. Mary's outshot the Greyhounds 12-4 in the match and several opportunities score against the nationally-ranked opponent, but could not convert.
Wheeler had his shot saved by Kocic in the first half and then Kocic turned away a Wheeler shot in the final stanza. Ty Fenstermacher (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) had his shot saved early in the second half and Berry had two scoring chances halted by Kocic in the final period, including a shot in the closing minutes of the game.
Mount St. Mary's returns to action at UMBC on Tuesday. Game time is 4 p.m.