Sept. 18, 2003
BALTIMORE, MD - The men's soccer team returns to the playing field this weekend, playing in the Princeton Invitational on Friday and Sunday. The Greyhounds face host Princeton at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and play Pennsylvania on Sunday at noon.
Loyola enters the weekend with a 3-2 overall record with wins over No. 22 Syracuse, Navy and Cornell. The 'Hounds two losses came to UMBC in the Battle of Baltimore Championship Game and to No. 1 Maryland at College Park. Junior Kevin Nash leads the team in scoring with eight points on four goals. Freshman Omar Alfonso is second with seven points and three goals.
Friday night's game will feature a match-up that has resulted in ties the last three years. In 2000 the teams tied 1-1 at Loyola, in 2001 the teams went scoreless in Princeton and last season, another 1-1 tie took place on Greyhound home turf.
Princeton is 1-1 this season with a 1-0 win over Lehigh and a 1-0 loss to Villanova. The Tigers lead the all-time series with Loyola 2-1-3.
On Sunday, Loyola will face a Pennsylvania team ranked No. 25 before they even played a game. The Quakers, however, dropped two overtime contests in their season-opening tournament and are 0-2 with losses to Lehigh and Villanova. Sunday's game will be the first meeting between the two programs.