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Men's Soccer Travels To George Washington For Saturday Afternoon Matchup

Sept. 17, 2015

Game Information
Opponent George Washington Colonials
Date Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
Time 1 p.m.
Location Washington, D.C. | Mount Vernon Campus
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Loyola Men’s Soccer
• Loyola is in its 73rd season as a men’s soccer program, its 34th year of competition as an NCAA Division I program and its third season as a member of the Patriot League.
• The 2013 season was Loyola’s inaugural year as a member of the Patriot League. The Greyhounds posted a 2-6-1 record in its first season of league play and a 2-5-2 mark last year.
• Prior to joining the Patriot League, Loyola was a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for 24 years, posting an overall record of 167-24-8 in conference games from 1989-2012. Loyola also claimed 16 regular-season titles and 12 MAAC Tournament titles.

Loyola Greyhounds (1-3-1, 0-0-0 Patriot League)
• The Greyhounds snapped a three-game losing skid with a 1-0 upset win over No. 11 UMBC in the Battle of Baltimore on Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex. Sophomore Brad Warenicz scored the game-winning goal, finishing a cross from junior transfer Alex Ponvert in the 55th minute.
• Freshman A. Mickey Watson was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week after helping the Greyhounds record their second shutout of the season.
• Junior Brennan Goldsmith notched the first score of the season at Duke, getting behind the Blue Devils’ defense and then finishing classmate Antony Sare’s througball.
• Warenicz became the fifth Greyhound on this year’s youthful roster to net a collegiate goal. Juniors Dylan Engel (1g), Goldsmith (1g) and Jake Heroux (1g) all scored their first career goals last season, while sophomore transfer Joe Rodriguez scored his first collegiate goal while playing for Drexel a year ago. Junior Ryan Tuck, who is out for the season, has scored twice for Loyola.
• Newcomers make up half of Loyola’s roster, as 10 freshmen and three transfers join 13 returners.
• Loyola graduated its top two goal scorers - Joseph Cahalan (4g) and Connor Thompson (3g).
• After playing every minute of last season, Matt Sanchez returns to the goal for Loyola. Over the summer, Sanchez picked up valuable experience playing as the starting keeper for the Puerto Rican National Team through international friendlys and Olympic and World Cup qualifiers.

George Washington Colonials (1-4-1, 0-0-0 Atlantic-10)
• The Colonials are looking to break a three-game losing streak, as they fell to Cal State Fullerton, 3-0, San Diego State, 3-0, and Saint Francis (Pa.), 2-0, all on the road.
• George Washington opened its season with a 2-1 loss to American, but rebounded for a 3-1 win vs. Howard in the Kuykenstrong D.C. College Cup at George Mason.
• Garrett Heine leads the Colonials with two goals and five points, while Philip McQuitty has scored once and assisted another goal.
• Alastair Berry rounds out the Colonials that have scored and Oliver Curry has added one assist.
• In goal, Thor Arne Hofs has started three games, including the last two, logging 270 minutes. He has given up seven goals, 2.33 per game, but has stopped 21 shots for a .750 save percentage.
• Jack Lopez started the other two games and in 180 minutes, has a 2.00 GAA and .500 save percentage.

Versus The Colonials
• In a series that dates back to 1965, Loyola holds an 8-2-1 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 in the series came in 1990, with the two teams playing to a 2-2 final score in Baltimore.
• Through the last four meetings, Loyola has come out on top. 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.

Up Next
• The Greyhounds will remain on the road for two more games, as they begin Patriot League play at Navy (Sept. 26; 8 p.m.) and then travel to Rutgers (Sept. 29; 7 p.m.).