Men's Soccer Visits American This Sunday

Sept. 7, 2006

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's soccer team will face the American Eagles this Sunday in Washington, D.C. The Greyhounds, who play their next eight matches away from home, begin their road swing at local foe American this Sunday at 3 p.m.

With six players accounting for Loyola's six goals this season, the Greyhounds bring a very balanced attack to AU. Senior Rade Kokovic, who also has three assists to go with his one goal, leads the team in scoring with five points while Omar Alfonso has four points and .500 shot-on-goal percentage.

The Greyhounds are 0-3-1 on the year after a disappointing weekend homestand against Syracuse and Princeton. Loyola led in both games, but fell in overtime to the Orange and lost the second half to the Tigers.

American, meanwhile, is 2-2 overall and plays at Princeton this Friday night. The Eagles opened the year with wins over cross-town rivals Howard and Georgetown, but dropped a pair of games to Duke and North Carolina State last weekend.

Last season, Danny Wheelan scored in overtime to give Loyola a 3-2 win over American at Alumnae Field. The Greyhounds lead the all-time series, 21-12-5, but have not won at AU's Reeves Field since 2001 - a 1-0 overtime victory.

So far this season, Loyola has scored six goals in four games with senior Julian Cantillo, sophomore Ziggy Kamara and freshmen Jamie Darvill and Tennant McVea scoring their first career college goals. The Greyhounds are officially 0-0-1 in away matches.