Big second half sends Boston U past Loyola in 18-11 final

April 13, 2019 | WNST Staff


BOSTON, Mass. – Boston University scored all five third-quarter goals, and the kept that momentum into the fourth quarter to outscore No. 2 Loyola University Maryland, 9-2 in the second half to post an 18-11 Patriot League victory on Saturday at Nickerson Field.

Loyola (9-3 overall, 5-1 Patriot League), which trailed by as many as three in the first quarter, used a 3-0 run late in the second to take a 9-8 lead with 1:21 to play when Kevin Lindley scored one of his team-high four goals.

Cam Wyers started the run against the Terriers’ 10-man ride, catching a Jacob Stover pass and shooting from 65-plus yards to score his first collegiate goal with 3:17 left in the first half.

John Duffy then drew a slide from the Terriers, and he throw a pass to a drifting Peter Swindell who scored 1:17 later to even the score at 8-8. Lindley put Loyola in front for the first time since it was 2-1, scoring unassisted with 1:21 on the clock.

Boston University (9-4, 4-2), however, scored with nine second left in the half as Jake Cates fought through traffic to knot the score at 9-9 going into halftime.

Matt Hilburn and Chris Gray scored within 50 seconds of each other to make it an 11-9 Terriers lead, and then Michael Laviano, Timmy Ley and James Burr had goals with Burr’s at 2:46 giving Boston University a 14-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Lindley scored on extra-man 3:47 into the fourth quarter to break the run, but Burr had back-to-back goals at 11:06 and 9:07, and the lead was six for Boston University.

Burr finished with a game-high nine points on five goals and four assists, while Ley also scored five goals. Gray had four goals and four assists, as well, for the Terriers.

Lindley posted four goals, becoming the fifth player in both Loyola and Patriot League history to score 50 or more goals in a season. Lindley’s 51 goals this season are tied for third in school single-season history.

Aidan Olmstead had a six-point game with three goals and three assists for the Greyhounds. Jacob Stover made 16 saves in goal for the Greyhounds.

Loyola continues Patriot League road action on Saturday, April 20, when it travels to face the U.S. Military Academy in a 2:30 p.m. game.