Men's Soccer Hosts Navy In First Game Of Doubleheader

Match Information
Opponent Navy Midshipmen
Date Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time 12:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md.
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Saturday’s Game
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.

Up Next
Loyola will return home after a three-game road swing to host Navy on Saturday at noon.