Game On

Sept. 29, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - With Tuesday night's storms threatening Wednesday's men's soccer match with Pennsylvania, College officials have determined that Alumnae Field is playable and the Greyhounds will take on the Quakers in a 4 p.m. non-conference showdown today.

Loyola enters the match with a 3-4 overall record and comes off a 2-1 win at Rider last Saturday. Pennsylvania is 4-2 on the year, winning their last three contests while shutting out their last two opponents. Both teams return to conference play after today's game.

The `Hounds bring a balanced offensive attack with eight players scoring goals and no player tallying more than two goals this season. Sophomore Rade Kokovic, with his two goals and three assists leads the team with seven total points. Omar Alfonso, Jay Joyce and Vinnie Piscopo follow with two goals apiece.

Loyola's defense, which gave up one goal on Saturday, received a big boost from 2003 second-team All-MAAC honoree Gabriel Ortega, who returned from an early season injury to play all 90 minutes against the Broncs.

The Greyhounds and Quakers met for the first time last season and tied 2-2 with Danny Wheelen's game-tying bicycle kick in the 77th-minute, erasing a 2-0 Loyola deficit. Today's game is one of two non-conference games left on Loyola's regular-season schedule.