Loyola’s Junior Varsity and Freshman Soccer teams wrapped up a pair of sensational seasons on the pitch last week, strengthening Loyola’s status as a powerhouse soccer program.
The JV team, led by head coach Robert Bahedry and assistant coach Bryan Haley ’12, had the most successful season amongst all lower level winter sports teams at Loyola in terms of win percentage, registering a near-perfect 19-1-0 record overall. The outright Mission League Champions ran out to a 7-0-0 start and proceeded to win the final 12 games of the season, averaging 3.55 goals per game. The Cub defense gave up a goal in just four of the 20 games—conceding only 5 goals total—while outscoring opponents by a whopping 71-5 margin, including two 7-goal outbursts and three 5-goal games.
The Frosh team concluded its season with a 13-6-1 overall mark, recording a season-high five-game win streak from December to January under head coach Jorge Torres and assistant coach Dan McCarthy. Loyola would give up just six goals all season and never more than one goal in a game. On the offensive side, the Cubs outscored teams by a 49-6 tally, including a big 6-0 victory in the rain back on Jan. 16 over Mission League foe Chaminade.
Congratulations to all of our student-athletes on great seasons!