The Loyola Cubs entered this away match against Harvard Westlake with a perfect league record and motivation to continue their streak. Both teams seemed evenly matched in the first minutes of the game, but towards the middle of the first half Loyola was building up offensive momentum. Seniors James Redington and Jake Rodgers were able to create multiple shot attempts around the 20th minute. Later, in the 30th minute, Jake was very near to scoring a goal after getting deep into the penalty area. Loyola ended up going into halftime with many shots under their belt and an obvious mental advantage despite the game being scoreless so far. The second half started in a similar fashion as the first. However, Harvard Westlake took up the attack and fired a shot on target that was saved spectacularly by Junior keeper Cabral Carter in the 58th minute. The game started to get heated up in the latter part of the second half when the Harvard Westlake coach was given a yellow card by the referee. Loyola finally got a goal through in the 60th minute with a well placed shot from Junior Alejandro Sanchez. Making the score 1-0 Loyola with the lead. Loyola scored again in the late minutes of the game when senior Malcolm Hawkins beat the keeper off of an assist from James Redington. Following that insurance goal, Loyola played with composure and played possession until the end of the game. Loyola takes the victory over Harvard Westlake 2-0 after a hard fought game.
-Dominic Elrington ‘21