|Date||Saturday, October 1, 2016|
|Online Media||Game Center: Live Stats | Video|
• Saturday’s game marks the Greyhounds’ Patriot League home opener.
• The game will also be the first of a Loyola soccer doubleheader, as the Greyhounds’ women’s squad will host Boston University at 2:30 p.m.
• Loyola opened its conference slate with a 2-0 win at Lafayette.
• Saturday will be Loyola’s first home match after a three-game road swing.
• Last week, the Greyhounds upset Pittsburgh, 2-1, behind a pair of late goals by freshman Barry Sharifi. Loyola then knocked off Lafayette, 2-0, in the Patriot League opener.
Loyola Greyhounds (3-5-0, 1-0-0 Patriot League)
• Ten freshmen have made their collegiate debuts so far this season; Nico Brown, Michael Colao, Francisco Contreras, Josh Fawole, Shane Kastl, Morgan Lussi, Brian Saramago, Barry Sharifi and Jonathan Sousa, in addition to redshirt freshman Sam Carter.
• Sophomore transfer Gabriel Carlsson also made his Greyhound debut, starting the season opener.
• Saramago got Loyola its first win by scoring the eventual game winner vs. George Washington in the fourth minute, while classmate Sharifi scored a pair of late goals off set pieces in a come-from-behind win at Pittsburgh.
• Sharifi leads the team with three goals and six points, while Saramago is close behind with two goals and one assist.
• Bautista and Goldsmith have also netted one goal this season.
• In goal, senior Matt Sanchez has played all 632 minutes this season. He has stopped 16 shots and has a 1.99 GAA.
Navy Midshipmen (2-4-2, 0-1-0 Patriot League)
• The Midshipmen are coming off of a double-overtime scoreless tie with Duquesne on Tuesday and a 1-0 loss to Army West Point in their Patriot League opener at Talen Energy Stadium.
• Daniel Kwon leads Navy with two goals and four points this season, while Daniel Zaremba has one goal and one assist.
• Aubrey Jones and Ericson Bean have also logged goals for the Mids.
• In goal, Mac Burke has played all 760 minutes and has posted an 0.83 goals-against average and a .829 save percentage. He has given up seven goals and and stopped 34 shots.
Versus The Midshipmen
• Loyola is 1-3-2 when facing Navy, with two of the last three meetings ending in a stalemate.
• The 2011 meeting was cut short due to inclement weather in Annapolis. Following the 83rd minute, the contest was called as a 3-3 tie.
• Last year, the two squads played to a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Ridley Athletic Complex.
• Navy claimed a 2-1 victory in Annapolis in 2013.
• Loyola will return home after a three-game road swing to host Navy on Saturday at noon.