Schmugge scores a pair for the Dons

The Loyola Blakefield varsity soccer opened up its MIAA A conference season, in Bel Air on Friday, as the Dons picked up a hard fought 2-1 win at John Carroll.

The Dons (1-1 overall, 1-0 MIAA A) opened up the scoring in the first half when Julian Schmugge finished a well placed far post shot off a give-and-go with Chase Llewellyn.

John Carroll (0-2, 0-1) evened the game with Michal Gradus blast from 30-yards out, but Schmugge added his second of the day on another great finish, this one near post to put the Dons up 2-1. James Ugarte assisted on the second score.

Loyola’s Jordy Echman making his first MIAA A conference start in goal had six saves on the day to seal the win.