Loyola with an improbable comeback. The Richmond Spiders (0-1) let one slip away against the Loyola Greyhounds (2-0) in an Overtime battle, 8-7. Richmond seemed to play the fourth quarter content to sit on a 7-5 lead.
The strategy would backfire and Loyola snuck away with a big come from behind victory. The Loyola big gun, Kevin Lindley was not only held goal less but, also stared at zero points for 57 minutes.
Sean Riley (2g) for Loyola and Dalton Young (1g) exchanged tallies and Liam Bateman (1g) added a Loyola score to end the first with the Hounds in front, 2-1. Richie Connell (1g) took advantage of the extra man to get things even, 2-2. Tyler Shoults (1g,1a) and Ryan Dunn (1g) gave the Spiders a 4-2 halftime lead.
Shoults fed Luke Grayum (2g) on the advantage and it seemed the Spiders were salting this one away, 5-2. Not so fast! Sean Riley got it close at 5-3 and we went to the fourth quarter. Aidan Olmstead (1g,1a) closed it to 5-4 before Grayum pushed it back to a two goal edge.
With 4:27 to play, Richmond seemed to have sealed the deal sitting on a 7-5 lead… win a face off win or two and salt this one away. Easier said than done. the ceiling fell in on Richmond when someone woke up Kevin Lindley (3g) who had been held without a point.
That would end with him hitting the net at 3:13 to get it to 7-6. Just under two minutes later, Lindley hit the tying goal to send it to extra time… that lasted all of 2:59 when Lindley converted an Evan James and Side armed a laser, and the unlikely comeback was completed.
Dis and Dat
Shots were in the favor of Loyola 36-32 with ground balls also barely going the ‘Hounds way, 28-26. Loyola FoGo, Bailey Savio was a force collecting 5 ground balls and winning 10 of 17 face-offs. Loyola with an improbable comeback.