October 12, 20191st2ndFinal
Loyola Chicago112
LOY37:57Ethan Stoneman (Billy Hency )
LOY45:59Aidan Megally (Alex Moskal )
VALPOEdvin Holst90:0028
LOYMarcel Kampman90:0002
Stats at a GlanceVALPOLOY
Shots (on Goal)6 (2) 19 (10)
Corner Kicks24
Yellow Cards22
Challenging Road Slate Continues with Defeat at Loyola
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Challenging Road Slate Continues with Defeat at Loyola
Edvin Holst grabbed eight saves on Saturday night in Chicago.

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team created several quality chances, but Missouri Valley Conference foe Loyola prevailed 2-0 on Saturday night at Loyola Soccer Park. One Valpo chance hit the right post and another resulted in an outstanding save by the Ramblers keeper, keeping Valpo off the scoreboard on a brisk autumn evening on Chicago’s north side.

How It Happened

  • Loyola got on the board in the 38th minute when Ethan Stoneman delivered the first goal of the match on a ball that narrowly crossed the goal line. Billy Hency struck a cross to set up Stoneman nicely.
  • The Ramblers (7-3-1, 3-1-1 MVC) had an opportunity to double the lead in the 41st minute, but Valpo came up with a save to keep it 1-0.
  • A Valpo corner kick with two minutes remaining in the first half created an opportunity, but the try was sent wide and the Ramblers retained the one-goal edge into the locker room.
  • In the first minute of the second half, Aidan Megally was assisted by Alex Moskal for the second Loyola goal of the match to make it 2-0.
  • Valpo set up a quality opportunity in the 49th minute, as a Cole Rainwater (Schererville, Ind. / Lake Central) try hit the post, then a rebound shot by Michael Cushing (Orange, Calif. / Villa Park) was saved by Loyola keeper Marcel Kampman.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Edvin Holst (Stockholm, Sweden / Viktor Ryberg Gynasim Jaraplan) knocked away a try in the 76th minute for a highlight-real stop, adding to his day in net that featured a number of nifty saves.
  • That was quickly followed by a strike by Joe Kouadio (London, England / Moorland School) that required a spectacular save by Kampman.
  • Megally put another one on frame in the 81st minute, but Holst corralled it on a dive. That was followed by an 82nd-minute shot on goal by Chase Wright, with Holst garnering another stop, this time leaping into the air to turn away an effort from inside the box.

Inside the Game

  • Holst built upon his conference-leading save total by garnering eight more. He remained a bright spot for Valpo with several quality stops.
  • Valpo was credited with a pair of shots on goal, but had numerous other near misses.
  • None of Valpo’s seven away matches have come against a team that entered the contest with a losing record. Valpo played its second of five straight on the road on Saturday.
  • Rainwater was awarded three of the team’s six shots.

Up Next

Valpo (2-8-1, 1-4-0) will have another one-match week as a stretch of five straight on the road will continue on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Milwaukee. The nonconference showdown with the Panthers will kick off at 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN+.