Rutgers Hosts Men's Soccer In Tuesday Night Contest

Sept. 28, 2015

Game Information
Opponent Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Time 7 p.m.
Location Piscataway, N.J. | Yurcak Field
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Loyola Greyhounds (1-5-1, 0-1-0 Patriot League)
• Junior Brennan Goldsmith leads Loyola with three points on one goal. Goldsmith became the first Greyhound to score this season when he finished junior Antony Sare's through ball at Duke.
• Sophomore Brad Warenicz is the only other Greyhound to score this year, as he headed in the game-winning goal in a 1-0 upset win over No. 11 UMBC in the Battle of Baltimore. Junior transfer Alex Ponvert and Goldsmith were credited with the assists on the goal. 
Warenicz is 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).
Defensively, freshman A. Mickey Watson leads the way and was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on September 14 after helping Loyola record a 1-0 shutout win against the Retrievers.
After playing every minute of last season, Matt Sanchez has played all 650 minutes in goal again this year, posting two shutouts, a 1.52 goals-against average and .667 save percentage.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-3-1, 1-2-0 BIG TEN)
The Scarlet Knights opened a four-game homestand on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to Michigan State.
Two of Rutgers’ last four games have went to extra time, as the Scarlet Knights fell to Wisconsin, 1-0, in overtime before playing Monmouth to a double-overtime scoreless tie. Rutgers answered with a convincing road win over Indiana, 4-1, prior to the Michigan State loss.
Miles Hackett leads seven Scarlet Knights in scoring with four goals and nine points this season, while Jason Wright has three goals and two assists.
David Greczek has played all 670 minutes in goal, posting a 1.34 goals-against average and a .714 save percentage. He has allowed 10 goals and stopped 25 shots.

Versus The Scarlet Knights
The Greyhounds are winless against the Scarlet Knights, although the two programs have not met since since the NCAA play-in game in 1994 when Rutgers knocked out Loyola.
Rutgers and Loyola played to a 1-1 tie in the inaugural game in Baltimore in 1980.
The two squads didn’t meet again until 1991 when the Scarlet Knights earned a 3-1 road win.

Up Next
• Loyola will return home for two-straight games, as Lafayette visits Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m., and American comes to town on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.