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Non-Conference Schedule Wraps Up Tuesday For Men's Soccer At St. John's

Match Information
Opponent St. John's Red Storm
Date Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Queens, N.Y.
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Tuesday’s Game
Tuesday’s game marks the Greyhounds’ final non-conference tilt.
Loyola is the lone unbeaten team left in League play, sporting a 3-0-1 record, while it is also riding a five-game unbeaten streak.
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 followed that up with a 3-3 tie against Boston University to extend its scoring streak to nine-straight games, its longest since scoring in 12-straight games in 2012.
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.

Loyola Greyhounds (5-5-1, 3-0-1 Patriot League)
Loyola started Patriot League play with a 3-0-0 record, marking its best start to conference play since winning its first three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games in 2009.
Since the Patriot 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 eight conference goals on 27 shots, Loyola’s .185 shot percentage tops the League.
Freshmen Brian Saramago, the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week this week, and Barry Sharifi lead the Greyhounds offensively this season. Saramago is tied for first in the League with 1.27 points per game, recording 14 on six goals and two assists, while Sharifi is tied for first among all League players with five assists and is eighth in the League with 1.10 points per game.
Nine true 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 and sophomore Joe Nichols.

St. John’s Red Storm (5-3-3, 1-1-2 BIG EAST)
St. John’s had its three-game unbeaten streak snapped on Saturday when it fell at Xavier, 2-0.
In non-conference action, the Red Storm have already secured their best record since the 2013 campaign, as they’re 4-2-1 against out of league foes.
Filippo Ricupati leads St. John’s with six goals and 13 points this season, while Alistair Johnston has three goals and Harry Cooksley has a team-best six assists.
In goal, Andrew Withers has played 850 minutes. He has a 0.53 goals-against average and .844 save percentage, giving up just five goals and stopping 27 shots. 

Versus The Red Storm
The Greyhounds are unbeaten against St. John’s, holding a 1-0-1 record, but the two program’s haven’t met since 1997.
In the first meeting, in 1983, Loyola came away with a 2-0 decision in Baltimore.
In 1997, the two program’s opened the season with a 0-0 double-overtime tie in a neutral site game played in Erie, Pennsylvania.
This will be the first time the two programs have meet in Queens, New York.

Up Next
Loyola returns home to host Lehigh in a Patriot League contest Saturday at 7 p.m.