Men's Soccer Hosts High Point In First Meeting Between Programs Saturday

Sept. 9, 2016

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Opponent High Point Panthers
Date Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Loyola Greyhounds (1-3-0, 0-0-0 Patriot League)
The Greyhounds picked up their first win of the season by handing George Washington its first loss Wednesday, 2-0, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Freshman Brian Saramago scored the eventual game winner in the fourth minute and senior Brennan Goldsmith added a late goal, in the 83rd minute.
Saramago leads the team with two goals, five points and 17 shots, while Goldsmith has one goal.
Saramago was also included as a Patriot League Honorable Mention performance after scoring his first career goal at Old Dominion.
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 season opener.
In goal, senior Matt Sanchez recorded his first shutout of the season vs. GW, with two saves.
Sanchez has played all 360 minutes this season. He has stopped 12 shots and has a 1.25 GAA.

High Point Panthers (2-0-1, 0-0-0 Big South)
High Point will be the second-straight unbeaten team the Greyhounds have hosted this week.
The Panthers, outscoring their opponents 10-4, bring a 2-0-1 record into the game.
Entering the week, the Panthers were tied for fourth in the NCAA in scoring offense, as they are averaging 3.33 goals per game
High Point has sandwiched wins over East Tennessee State, 5-1, and St. Bonaventure, 4-2, around a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Detroit.
Siggi Benonysson leads the team with four goals and nine points, while Ryan Inman and Justen Shear have been credit with the Panthers’ game-winning goals.
Benonysson is tied for seventh in the NCAA with 1.33 goals and 3.00 points per game. He has been named the Big South Crons Brand Freshman of the Week twice this season and was also included on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after scoring a goal in each of the Pathers’ games at Detroit and St. Bonaventure.
In goal, Keegan Meyer has played all 290 minutes. He’s allowing 1.24 goals per game, while stopping 63.6 percent of shots faced.

Versus The Panthers
This marks the first meeting between High Point and Loyola in men’s soccer.

Up Next
Loyola will hit the road for three-straight games. The Greyhounds will play a pair of tough contests at UConn (Saturday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.) and Pittsburgh (Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.), before opening Patriot League play at Lafayette (Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m).