Aug. 31, 2011
|Opponent||No. 8 William & Mary Tribe|
|Date||Saturday, September 3, 2011|
|Location||Williamsburg, Va. | Albert-Daly Field|
|Online Media||Live Stats | Audio|
|Game Notes||Complete Game Notes in PDF Format|
• The Loyola men’s soccer program began its 69th season last weekend at Adelphi, earning a 1-0 win to mark the 44th time in program history that the Greyhounds have started the season victorious.
• Sophomore transfer Geaton Caltabiano scored the game-winning goal in the 55th minute of the contest. He was assisted by Stephen Dooley.
• Kyle Wittman was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week after stopping four shots in the contest - all in the second half - to pick up his 16th career shutout.
Against Ranked Opposition
• The Greyhounds will face their first nationally ranked opponent this weekend as they head to No. 8 William & Mary.
• The Tribe are coming off a 3-2 victory over then-No. 5 SMU last weekend.
• The last nationally ranked opponent Loyola faced on the road was No. 4 Monmouth last year.
• Loyola handed the Hawks their first lost of the season in that contest, 2-0, on Sept. 25, 2010.
• The win marked the highest-ranked opponent that the Greyhounds defeated under head coach Mark Mettrick.
• Gary Weisbaum scored the first goal of the game for Loyola, while former Greyhound Phil Bannister added an insurance goal later - assisted by Kevin Curran.
• Kyle Wittman made three saves in goal.
• Loyola returns seven starters from an injury-plagued squad that went 9-7-2 and 5-3-1 in the MAAC last year, while it also welcomes 12 newcomers to the program.
• Geaton Caltabiano leads the Greyhounds in scoring this year, notching his first collegiate goal against Adelphi in the season opener.
• Stephen Dooley recorded an assist on the goal.
• In the win, Kyle Wittman stopped four shots to earn his 16th career shutout.
• Graduate senior goalkeeper Kyle Wittman was named the first MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for this season on Aug. 29.
• Wittman stopped four shots in a 1-0 season opening win at Adelphi to post his first shutout of the year and 16th of his career.
• This weekly award marks the seventh time Wittman has been named the league’s defensive player of the week.
Scouting The Tribe
• William & Mary brings a No. 8 national ranking into this weekend’s contest.
• The Tribe, the 2010 CAA Champions, defeated No. 5 SMU in their season opener, 3-2, and will face St. John’s before hosting the Greyhounds.
• Nicolas Abrigo led the College with two goals in the win against SMU, including the eventual game winner in the 60th minute.
Last Time Out
• Geaton Caltabiano led the Greyhounds to a 1-0 victory in their season opener. Caltabiano notched his first collegiate goal in the 55th minute, assisted by Stephen Dooley.
• Kyle Wittman recorded four saves - all in the second half - to earn his first shutout of the year in the win, 16th of his career.
• Loyola will remain on the road for its third-straight match, heading to Navy on Wednesday, Sept. 7, for a 7 p.m. contest.