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No. 8 William & Mary Up Next For Men's Soccer

Aug. 31, 2011

Game Information
Opponent No. 8 William & Mary Tribe
Date Saturday, September 3, 2011
Time 7 p.m.
Location Williamsburg, Va. | Albert-Daly Field
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Quick Kicks    
• 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.

Scouting Loyola    
• 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.

MAAC Honors    
• 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.

Up Next    
• Loyola will remain on the road for its third-straight match, heading to Navy on Wednesday, Sept. 7, for a 7 p.m. contest.