Loyola got down early Tuesday and never caught up in a 5-3 loss to New Trier in Wilmette.

The Ramblers (12-2) fell behind 2-0 after the first quarter and trailed 2-1 at the half. They tied it up twice in the third quarter, both on goals by junior Najee Taylor (pictured above).

But the Trevians (12-2) took the lead for good with a goal at the 6:50 mark of the fourth quarter. They added a goal on an empty net with 8.6 seconds remaining.

“I can’t figure it out,” Loyola head coach Rob Snyder said. “It’s like we were in slow motion, just jogging around. Unforced turnovers. I’m really disappointed.

“We didn’t compete. That’s my problem. We made it easy for them.”

Senior Andrew Forsyth scored Loyola’s first goal on an assist from junior Timothy Hackett.

Snyder said he hopes the loss serves as a wake-up call to his team.

“We will try to use it the best way we can,” he said.

The two teams raised $2,418 for Misericordia during halftime.

Loyola travels to play St. Rita on Thursday. The Ramblers host St. Louis Country Day on Friday.

Photo credit: Melissa Krein/Loyola