No. 18 Men's Soccer Hosts The Mount Friday, 2 p.m.

Sept. 3, 2009

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Game No. 2
#18 Loyola Greyhounds (0-1-0) vs. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (1-0-0)
Friday, September 4, 2009 • 2 p.m.
Baltimore, Maryland • Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Game Data

  • The 18th-ranked Loyola Greyhounds play their second game of the 2009 season on Friday, September 4, 2009, at 2 p.m. when they take on Mount St. Mary's at Loyola's Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
  • Loyola then takes to the road for its first road game of the season at Quinnipiac on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

Be There!

  • Tickets for the game cost just $5 for general admission, and Loyola students are free with their ID card. Click here to purchase your tickets before the game, or stop by the ticket office in the Andrew White Student Center to get yours! The ticket will also be valid for admission to the women's soccer match against Boston University following the men's contest at 5 p.m.

Crowded Confines

  • Loyola's student body and soccer fans turned out en masse for Tuesday's season-opener against Villanova. The crowd of 1,714 is the largest for a regular-season men's soccer match since at least 1990.

Series Stats

  • Loyola and The Mount will 28th time on Friday with the Greyhounds holding a 22-4-1 advantage in the series.
  • Last season, Loyola defeated the Mountaineers, 1-0, on September 20. Jamie Darvill scored the game's lone goal in the fourth minute off an assist by Mark Jaskolski.

Hermann Trophy Hopes

  • Three Loyola players were named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. Senior back Tennant McVea, senior forward Jamie Darvill and junior forward Phil Bannister were recognized as three of the top 38 players in Division I Men's Soccer.
  • Loyola was one of two schools, joining 2008 NCAA Quarterfinalist Creighton, with three players on the list.

CLASS-Y Candidate

  • Senior back Tennant McVea was named a candidate for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The Award, which is present at the NCAA College Cup, recognizes student-athletes who combine four attributes: classroom, community, character and competition. The list of 30 candidates will be trimmed to 10 midway through the season, and national coaches, fans and media will have the opportunity to vote for the winner.
  • McVea was an All-America First Team honoree by the NSCAA/adidas last season and is a two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year.
  • In addition to McVea being named a candidate, Loyola women's soccer player Theresa Ferraina was tabbed a candidate for the women's award.

Looking Back

  • Villanova's Kyle Soroka scored the game's lone goal with just under eight minutes to play, lifting the Wildcats to a 1-0 win on Tuesday.
  • Loyola finished the 2008 season with an 18-2-1 record and its second-straight trip to the NCAA College Cup Second Round. The Greyhounds reached as high as sixth in the national NSCAA/adidas coaches poll and finished the year at 15th.
  • Jamie Darvill and Tennant McVea took home MAAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors, respectively. Mark Mettrick was named the league's Coach of the Year. McVea and Mettrick earned their honors for the second years in a row.
  • McVea became Loyola's first NSCAA First Team All-American since Zach Thornton earned the recognition in 1993. Goalkeeper Milos Kocic earned All-America Second Team honors from the NSCAA, while Darvill picked up Top Drawer Soccer Third Team laurels.


Goal-Scoring Pair

  • Jamie Darvill and Phil Bannister formed the best goal-scoring tandem in NCAA Division I Men's Soccer last season. Darvill tallied 14 goals, and Bannister scored 13, and their combined total of 27 was the most by two players on the same team in 2008.

In The Pros

  • Following the 2008 season, All-American goalkeeper Milos Kocic was selected in by the D.C. United in the MLS SuperDraft. Kocic has played in several games for United, including an international friendly against Real Madrid.
  • Zach Thornton `94 was named to the MLS All-Star game for the sixth time. The Chivas USA goalkeeper is one of just two MLS goalkeepers to win 100 games in his career.
  • Mike Burke continued his 12-year profession career with the Richmond Kickers this season, helping his side win the USL-2 Championship. He finished second in the league in assists.