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Men's Soccer Looks To Extend Win Streak, Hosts Boston U Saturday At 1 p.m.


Match Information
Opponent Boston University Terriers
Date Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time 1:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md.
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Saturday’s Game
Loyola is the lone undefeated team left in League play, sporting a 3-0-0 record.
The Greyhounds’ three wins, a 2-0 win at Lafayette, a 2-1 overtime victory over Navy and a 1-0 win at preseason favorite American, marks their best start to conference play since they won their first three MAAC contests in 2009.
Loyola is the lone Patriot League team to score against American this season, as the Greyhounds snapped the Eagles’ 212 minute shutout streak in League games on Wednesday.  
Loyola is riding a four-game win streak, while the Greyhounds are also on a eight-game scoring streak, their longest since scoring in eight straight games in 2013, as they’ve scored in all but the first two games of this season. 

Loyola Greyhounds (5-5-0, 3-0-0 Patriot League)
Loyola’s 3-0-0 start to Patriot League play is its best conference start since 2009, when it also began Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with three-straight wins.
Since the League’s inception in 1990, the most amount of wins a team has posted after coming off of a winless season in conference play is three. Before the Greyhounds this season, Army was the first, going 3-3-0 in 2000 after posting an 0-5-1 record in 1999.  
In scoring five conference goals on 27 shots, Loyola’s .185 shot percentage tops the League.
Sophomore Gabriel Carlsson, a transfer from South Florida, leads Loyola with three points through League play, scoring one goal and adding one assist. Sophomore A. Mickey Watson and freshmen Josh Fawole, Shane Kastl and Brian Saramago have also scored a conference goal this year, while freshman Barry Sharifi is tied for the lead in the League with two assists.
For the season, Sharifi has a team-best nine points (3g, 3a), while Saramago is second with eight points (3g, 2a). Carlsson is third with five points on one goal and three assist.
Ten freshmen have made their collegiate debuts so far this season; Nico Brown, Michael Colao, Francisco Contreras, Fawole, Kastl, Morgan Lussi, Saramago, Sharifi and Jonathan Sousa, in addition to redshirt freshman Sam Carter.

Boston University Terriers (3-5-1, 0-2-1 Patriot League)
The Terriers are looking for their first League win, bringing an 0-2-1 record into the match.
Boston tied Bucknell, 1-1, before dropping games to American, 2-0, and Colgate, 2-1.
Anthony Viteri leads the Terriers with five goals and 12 points this season, while Magnus Bendiktsson has six points and a team-best four assists.
In goal, Matt Gilbert has played 822 minutes, posting a 1.53 goals-against average and a .763 save percentage. He has allowed 14 goals and recorded 45 saves. 

Versus The Eagles
The Greyhounds are 1-3-2 all-time against Boston University.
• The two squads played to a 1-1 tie in the inaugural meeting in 1987, before Boston University earned a 3-1 win in 1991 at home and Loyola claimed a 1-0 overtime victory at home in 1992.
• Renewing their rivalry as Patriot League foes in 2013, the Terriers won the inaugural league matchup, 2-0, in Boston, before the two squads tied 1-1 in 2014 at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Last season, Boston picked up a 2-1 victory at Nickerson Field. 

Up Next
Loyola steps out of conference play for its final non-conference matchup on Tuesday, as the Greyhounds travel to St. John’s for a 7 p.m. match.