Spencer, Lindley log 10 points apiece as Loyola blows out Colgate

March 30, 2019 | WNST Staff


BALTIMORE ­– Kevin Lindley and Pat Spencer became the first pair of NCAA Division I teammates to log 10 points in the same game this decade on Saturday as they two combined for 10 goals and 10 assists while No. 6 Loyola University Maryland beat visiting Colgate University, 21-7, in Patriot League action.

Lindley matched his career-high with eight goals, finishing one goal off the school record of nine set in 1986 by John Carroll; Spencer scored twice and was an assist away from his own school-best with eight in the victory.

Dan Wigley and Chase Scanlan each had four-point days with three goals and an assist each. Wigley’s three goals were the first three of his career for the sophomore midfielder. Aidan Olmstead and John Duffy each scored two goals as 11 Greyhounds scored points in the game.

The duo’s matching 10-point games mark the first time teammates have both scored 10 or more points since the NCAA started tracking points in a game in 2010.

Lindley tallied four of the Greyhounds’ first five goals as Loyola raced out to a 5-0 lead in the game’s opening 10 minutes. He scored unassisted 45 seconds in, used a Scanlan feed to score on extra-man at 13:48, tallied one off Bailey Savio face-off win and assist at 8:41 and then posted his second man-up goal at 5:39 off a Spencer pass.

Duffy had a goal at 8:47 that was sandwiched in between Lindley’s four to make it a five-goal advantage.

Colgate broke through with 4:01 to play in the first when James Caddigan converted a low-angle shot, but Spencer scored unassisted at 3:09 for the Greyhounds. The Raiders, however, pulled within three by the end of the first quarter, as Dustin Hoskinson scored on extra-man at 1:49, and Bobby Goggin tallied a transition goal with less than two seconds to go in the first quarter.

Loyola (7-2 overall, 4-0 Patriot League) then reeled off seven-straight goals to start the second quarter with Lindley and Scanlan each scoring twice during the stretch.

The Greyhounds capped the 6-0 run with three goals in the span of 20 seconds as Lindley assisted on Spencer and Scanlan tallies at 7:50 and 7:41, and Lindley then scored from Peter Swindell 11 seconds later to make it 12-3 Greyhounds.

Colgate (3-6, 1-3) came back with two-straight goals within a minute stretch, closing to within seven on Hoskinson’s second of the day at 3:14. Wigley and Lindley, however, scored around a Matt Donovan goal for the Raiders, and Loyola took a 14-6 lead on Lindley’s seventh of the game with 10 seconds to go before halftime.

Lindley’s seventh of the day started a stretch of eight-straight goals by Loyola that stretched into the fourth quarter. Olmstead and Duffy scored the first two of the second half, and Lindley tallied his final goal with 7:42 left in the third quarter before being lifted for the remainder of the game.

Scanlan, Olmstead and Wigley added goals, and Bobby Austin scored with two seconds on the shot clock and 11:31 to go in the game, making it a 21-6 lead.

Colgate broke a scoreless stretch of 23 minutes, 40 seconds when Ryan Decker had the game’s last goal with 7:29 on the clock in the fourth.

Jacob Stover made 13 saved in just over 50 minutes of time in goal for the Greyhounds, and Sam Shafer came on for the final nine-plus and had a career-high five saves.

Stover and the Greyhounds held Colgate’s leading attack scorers – Nicky Petkevich and Sam Cleveland – without a point in the contest.

Loyola continues its three-game homestand with a contest on Saturday, April 6, when it hosts Lehigh University in a 11 a.m. game that will start a Greyhounds lacrosse doubleheader. The Loyola women will take on the U.S. Naval Academy later that day in a 3 o’clock outing.