Men's Soccer Regroups, Prepares For William & Mary

Sept. 17, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's soccer team returns to action this Saturday and hosts William & Mary in a 1 p.m. match. After consecutive losses to teams ranked in the nation's Top-5, the `Hounds look to get back to .500 against a William & Mary team ranked No. 10 in the South Atlantic Region.

The Tribe come to Baltimore with a 2-1-1 overall record after falling to South Carolina in their season opener. The Greyhounds are 2-3, defeating George Mason and Robert Morris while dropping one-goal decisions to Princeton and No. 4 Santa Clara and most recently suffering a shutout loss at No. 2 Maryland.

Sophomore Omar Alfonso leads the team with five points this season while senior Jay Joyce is tied for the team lead in goals with two. Sophomore Rade Kokovic, who has one goal and two assists has four points this season. Senior Greg Peters has played all 450-plus minutes and has one shutout to go along with his 22 saves.

William & Mary holds the series edge at 10-9-3 and won the last meeting between the two programs, 3-0 in 2002. Prior to that, the last time the two teams faced each other was Oct. 7, 1998, and Loyola won 1-0. Saturday's game is scheduled for Alumnae Field, but may be moved to Geppi-Aikens Field due to weather.