Sept. 28, 2009
Game No. 9
Loyola Greyhounds (3-4-1) at William & Mary Tribe (5-2-0)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7 p.m.
Williamsburg, Virginia Dillard Field
- Loyola travels to America's Historic Triangle for its penultimate regular-season contest of 2009. The Greyhounds take on host William & Mary on Wednesday, September 30, at 7 p.m., on the Tribe's Dillard Field.
- William & Mary is the second Colonial Athletic Association opponent Loyola has faced this year. The Greyhounds defeated Towson, 1-0, on September 19 at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
- As of September 25, 2009, Loyola is officially known as `Loyola University Maryland.' Since its founding in 1852, the institution was recognized as `Loyola College,' but it was approved for a designation change by the Maryland Higher Education Council, a move that took effect last week.
- Loyola and William & Mary will meet for the 27th time when they play on Wednesday. The Tribe holds an 8-13-5 advantage in the series.
- The teams have met at least once in 24 of the last 31 years.
- With 26 previous games, William & Mary is Loyola's most-played opponent not from the State of Maryland, Washington D.C., or the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Getting The Shots
- Loyola has outshot its last two opponents, marking the first time this season that the Greyhounds have recorded more shots in a match.
Last Roadie For A While
- Loyola's trek to Williamsburg will be the last time the Greyhounds get out of Baltimore for over three weeks.
- The Greyhounds will enjoy a four-match homestand, playing Navy, Rider, Niagara and Canisius at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field before traveling to Central New York to face Marist and Siena, October 23 and 25.
First Team To Score Wins
- In seven of Loyola's games this season - not counting the scoreless tie at Quinnipiac - the team to score first has been victorious.
- Loyola missed the offensive skills of Phil Bannister after the junior forward was injured early in the first half against Mount St. Mary's on September 4. After exiting that game in the 12th minute, Bannister missed Loyola's matches against Quinnipiac, Syracuse and Hartwick.
- Bannister was back in the starting lineup versus Towson, scoring the eventual game-winner in the 29th minute. He teamed with fellow forward Jamie Darvill to create a dangerous attach for Loyola. Bannister finished with five shots, three on frame.
- The goal was Bannister's first of the 2009 season, lifting his career total to 27 goals. He is now tied for 16th all-time at Loyola in goals scored.
- With his overtime goal versus Syracuse Jamie Darvill moved up one more notch on the school's all-time scoring charts. He is now tied for 14th with 28 goals. After assisting on Phil Bannister's score against Towson, Darvill is 10th all-time in career assists with 21.
- Darvill is one of only nine players in Loyola history to score 20 or more goals and record 20 or more assists.
Hermann Trophy Hopes
- Three Loyola players were named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. Senior back Tennant McVea, senior forward Jamie Darvill and junior forward Phil Bannister were recognized as three of the top 38 players in Division I Men's Soccer.
- Loyola was one of two schools, joining 2008 NCAA Quarterfinalist Creighton, with three players on the list.
- Senior back Tennant McVea was named a candidate for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The Award, which is present at the NCAA College Cup, recognizes student-athletes who combine four attributes: classroom, community, character and competition. The list of 30 candidates will be trimmed to 10 midway through the season, and national coaches, fans and media will have the opportunity to vote for the winner.
- Jamie Darvill and Phil Bannister formed the best goal-scoring tandem in NCAA Division I Men's Soccer last season. Darvill tallied 14 goals, and Bannister scored 13, and their combined total of 27 was the most by two players on the same team in 2008.
In The Pros
- Following the 2008 season, All-American goalkeeper Milos Kocic was selected in by the D.C. United in the MLS SuperDraft. Kocic has played in several games for United, including a friendly against Real Madrid.
- Zach Thornton `94 was named to the MLS All-Star game for the sixth time. The Chivas USA goalkeeper is one of just two MLS keepers to win 100 games in his career.
- Mike Burke continued his 12-year profession career with the Richmond Kickers this season, helping his side win the USL-2 Championship. He finished second in the league in assists.
Can't Make It?
- If you aren't able to make it to Diane Geppi-Aikens Field for a Loyola home contest, it's no sweat. All home Loyola men's soccer matches are broadcast live on Greyhounds All-Access at www.loyolagreyhounds.com.
- The Greyhounds take the weekend off - their last Friday-Saturday-Sunday free for the remainder of the regular-season - before hosting the U.S. Naval Academy at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6.
- Loyola then opens Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action when Rider visits Baltimore for a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday, October 10.