by Bridget Murphy
Loyola’s men’s soccer team picked up their first win of the season this Labor Day at Hoyne Field, besting the Grand Canyon University Antelopes 1-0. The win improves the team’s season record to 1-1.
The lone goal of the game came from senior forward Eric Nock in the 22nd minute of the contest. This is Nock’s third goal of the season after scoring two against the University of Michigan on Aug. 30.
Not only is this the Ramblers’ first win of the season, it is also new Head Coach Neil Jones’ first win with the program.
“Today was a great win for us in front of our home crowd,” Jones said in an interview with the Loyola University Athletic Department. “I’m very excited to get the first win of the season. I told the guys that the first one is always the hardest to get. To get a result against a very good Grand Canyon side that forced the issue is a step in the right direction. Our defense definitely showed improvement from last Friday.”
The Ramblers continue their season in Fort Wayne, Ind., where they take on Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at 4 p.m. Central Time.