Loyola’s offensive depth was on display Tuesday in its 17-2 win over Fenwick in the supersectional at Lane Tech.
Five players scored the team’s first five goals and 10 scored in all as the Ramblers advanced to the IHSA’s first state tournament. They play Naperville North in the semifinals Thursday at Hinsdale Central.
“We have so many players who can score, and that’s what makes this team go,” said Loyola junior Timothy Hackett, who scored the team’s first goal 44 seconds into the first quarter.
Loyola head coach Rob Snyder said the first quarter was exactly what he wants to see from his offense. The Ramblers led the Friars 5-0 after the first 12 minutes.
“We looked good,” he said. “We have six guys on the field that can score at any time, and that makes us tough to defend.”
Senior Andrew Forsyth and junior Nolan Chow both finished with three goals. Senior Quinn Callahan, junior Mike Feuer and sophomore Kaden Keller each scored twice. Junior Patrick Cronin, junior Connor Koch, junior Najee Taylor (pictured above), sophomore Branden Tait and Hackett all had one goal.
Senior George Stanton, Feuer and Taylor all totaled two assists.
In Thursday’s other semifinal at Hinsdale Central, New Trier plays Glenbard West.
Photo credit: Melissa Krein/Loyola