After a 7-6 loss to Ithaca on Friday, the Ramblers had the opportunity to hear legendary coach Richie Moran speak.
As a player, Moran played defense for University of Maryland’s 1959 national title team. He coached at Cornell University from 1969-1997, winning three NCAA national championships. He’s in multiple Hall of Fames.
“He said he liked our ground-ball work, said it was a vacuum,” Loyola senior defenseman Kyle Koch said. “It was cool to hear him talk.”
Loyola (5-5) concludes its trip to Upstate New York on Saturday against West Genesee. All five of the Ramblers’ losses have been to teams out of state.
Koch said the Ramblers should have beaten Ithaca.
“We came out flat, and they came out firing,” he said. “We caught up in the end, but you don’t want to be in that position.”
Senior Chris Mancini scored to give Loyola a 6-5 lead, but the Little Red scored twice in the closing minutes to win the game.
Senior Quinn Roddy, junior Andrew Forsyth, sophomore Najee Taylor, sophomore Ned Seaman and freshman Kaden Keller all scored goals for the Ramblers. Sophomores Nolan Chow and Timothy Hackett each had assists.
“They were beatable,” Koch said of Ithaca. “We had our moments.”