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Old Dominion Hosts Men's Soccer Friday Night

Tonight's game at Old Dominion has been changed to a 6 p.m. start

Sept. 1, 2016

Game Information
Opponent Old Dominion Monarchs
Date Friday, September 2, 2016
Time 6:00 p.m.
Location Norfolk, Virginia | Soccer Complex
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Loyola Greyhounds (0-2-0, 0-0-0 Patriot League)
Loyola has had a rough start to its season, falling to LaSalle, 1-0, and at Saint Francis (Pa.), 2-0.
Against LaSalle, the Greyhounds missed a penalty kick in the sixth minute and then gave one up to the Explorers in the 63rd minute, falling 1-0 in the season opener.
Loyola outshot the Explorers, 19-8, through the match and held a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.
At Saint Francis, Loyola gave up a goal in the 45th minute and again in the 75th minute.
Eight freshmen have made their collegiate debuts this season, with Jonathan Sousa , Nico Brown , Brian Saramago , Barry Sharifi , Josh Fawole all starting the season opener vs. LaSalle. Francisco Contreras , Shane Kastl and Morgan Lussi also saw playing time in the contest, while Kastl started at Saint Francis (Pa.).
In addition, sophomore transfer Gabriel Carlsson made his Greyhound debut, starting both games.
For the season, Saramago leads the Greyhounds with 10 shots, while Carlsson has taken seven.
In goal, senior Matt Sanchez played all 180 minutes and stopped seven shots.

Old Dominion Monarchs (1-0-1, 0-0-0 Conference USA)
The Monarchs opened their season by knocking off UNLV, 3-1, and tying Stetson, 1-1, at home.
Niko Klosterhalfen, the 2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year, scored two of ODU’s three goals vs. UNLV and was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week this week.
Klosterhalfen leads ODU with two goals and four points, while Sebastian Hauret has assisted three of the Monarchs’ four goals.
In goal, Alex Tiesenhausen has played all 200 minutes, allowing just two goals, while stopping seven shots. He has posted a 0.90 goals-against average and a .778 save percentage.

Versus The Monarchs
• The Greyhounds and Monarchs renewed their long-time rivalry last season, as the two met for the first time since 2006.
Old Dominion won last season’s meeting, 3-0, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
• From 1975-96, Loyola and Old Dominion met 21 times with the Greyhounds holding the 13-6-2 advantage, including a 9-4 mark when playing in Baltimore.
• Old Dominion won the 2006 meeting, a 3-0 decision in Virginia.
• Prior to the 2006 meeting, the last time the two squads met was in 1999.
Overall, Loyola holds a 14-8-1 advantage in the series.

Up Next
• Loyola will return to Ridley Athletic Complex for a pair of home games.
The Greyhounds will host George Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. and High Point on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.