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Men's Soccer Set To Host George Washington Wednesday Night

Sept. 6, 2016

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Opponent George Washington Colonials
Date Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Loyola Greyhounds (0-3-0, 0-0-0 Patriot League)
Loyola has had a rough start to its season, falling to LaSalle, 1-0, at Saint Francis (Pa.), 2-0, and at Old Dominion, 2-1.
Freshman Brian Saramago became the first Greyhound to score this season, putting away a cross from classmate Josh Fawole at Old Dominion.
Saramago leads Loyola with 14 shots, while sophomore transfer Gabriel Carlsson has eight.
Nine freshmen have made their collegiate debuts so far this season, with Jonathan Sousa , Nico Brown , Saramago, Barry Sharifi , Josh Fawole all starting the season opener. Francisco Contreras , Shane Kastl and Morgan Lussi also saw playing time vs. the Explorers, while redshirt freshman Sam Carter entered the game at Old Dominion.
Sophomore transfer Gabriel Carlsson made his Greyhound debut, starting the game.
In goal, senior Matt Sanchez has played all 270 minutes and has stopped 10 shots.

George Washington Colonials (1-0-2, 0-0-0 Atlantic 10)
George Washington enters the weekend unbeaten, at 1-0-2, after posting a pair of double-overtime ties against NJIT, 1-1, and Binghamton, 0-0.
Garrett Heine, Oliver Curry and Dylan Lightbourn have all scored for the Colonials, while Heine, Curry and Koby Osei-Wusu have tallied assists.
In goal, Thor Arne Hofs has played all 310 minutes, posting a 0.58 goals-against average and a .882 save percentage.

Versus The Colonials
• In a series that dates back to 1965, Loyola holds an 8-3-1 advantage against George Washington.
• Loyola won all three meetings from 1965-67, while the two programs competed as NCAA Division II, but dropped its first game as NCAA Division I foes on the road in 1983.
• The Colonials were also victorious on their home field in 1989, following a 1-0 Loyola win in Baltimore in 1984.
• The lone tie came in 1990, with the two teams playing to a 2-2 final score in Baltimore.
• Through the last five meetings, Loyola has come out on top of four. The Greyhounds earned a 2-0 road victory in 1991, followed by a 4-0 win at home in 1993. After a 13-year hiatus, the series resumed in 2007 with a 3-2 Loyola home win and then a 3-1 road victory for the Greyhounds in 2008. George Washington won last season’s meeting, 1-0, in DC.

Up Next
• Loyola will remain at Ridley Athletic Complex for a second-straight home game.
The Greyhounds will host High Point on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.