Since returning from the East Coast, the Ramblers are a perfect 3-0 after beating Lake Forest 13-1 at home Saturday.
Ahead 2-0 at the half, Loyola (4-3) broke open the game with five goals in the third quarter.
“I can’t tell you many pipes we had,” Loyola head coach Rob Snyder said. “We had a lot of layups at the doorstep that we missed. We couldn’t get in the ball in the net. We started finishing our shots in the second half.”
Junior Andrew Forsyth, junior John Gierut and sophomore Timmy Hackett all scored three goals. Senior Chris Mancini, sophomore Mike Feuer, sophomore Ned Seaman and sophomore Najee Taylor each finished with one goal apiece.
Despite the close score at the half, Snyder said he wasn’t worried because the offense was in control, and the defense is the team’s strength.
“A coach once told me the hardest part is creating shooting opportunities,” he said. “We were doing that.”
On Tuesday, the Ramblers beat St. Ignatius 17-1. On Thursday, they beat St. Rita 14-4. Loyola is 4-0 against in-state teams and has outscored them 69-7.
“I think after the guys got lit up in our third game out east, they were hungry,” Snyder said. “It showed against St. Ignatius. We got after them. We then struggled against St. Rita, but we pulled it out. I saw a little more fire [Saturday] against Lake Forest, but it was not as much as I thought it would be. Once we get that feeling all the time, we are going to be a good team.”