October 26th, 2016
Black Knights Play to 2-2 Draw Versus Loyola
Army Black Knights Rex Epps
WEST POINT – Loyola scored an equalizing goal late in the second half to force a 2-2 tie against the Army West Point men’s soccer team in a Patriot League contest on Saturday evening at Clinton Field.
Army moves to 7-5-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the Patriot League following the draw, while Loyola goes to 6-5-3 and 4-0-2.
The Black Knights continue to hold the No. 4 slot in the Patriot League standings after boosting their point total to 10 after the tie. The Greyhounds entered the day first in the league, but now sit second with 14 points behind first-place American, which now has 15 points after a win over Bucknell.
Army freshman Rex Epps scored for the second straight game and now stands in sole possession of first place in the Patriot League with nine goals on the season.
The Cadets found themselves in an early 1-0 hole, following a goal in the 10th minute from Loyola’s Barry Sharifi, but responded in the 28th minute with a tap in by Epps to make the score 1-1. Army benefitted from an own goal by Loyola to take a 2-1 advantage in the 70th minute and the Greyhounds knotted the match at 2-2 with Gabriel Carlsson’s tally with 2:10 remaining in regulation.
Army begins a stretch of three straight road games, beginning with a Patriot League match at Colgate on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.