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Men's Soccer Returns To Patriot League Play, Hosts Lafayette Saturday

Oct. 1, 2015

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Opponent Lafayette Leopards
Date Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
Time 1 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Loyola Greyhounds (1-6-1, 0-1-0 Patriot League)
• The Greyhounds return home for back-to-back contests after a three-game road swing.
• Junior Brennan Goldsmith leads Loyola with three points on one goal and one assist. Goldsmith became the first Greyhound to score this season when he netted a goal 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 assisted the goal, sending a cross into the box from the left side.
• Junior Antony Sare  has added an assist this season.
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.

Lafayette Leopards (4-2-3, 1-0-0 Patriot League)
In its last outing, Lafayette picked up a 1-0 win over Army West Point at home. Ryan Egan scored the game winner for the Leopards, capitalizing on a turnover off a goal kick.
Egan leads Lafayette with two goals and one assist this season, while he shares the team lead in points with Ben Marks. Marks has one goal and three assists.
Todd Forrester is third on the team in points, tallying four on one goal and two assists, while five other Leopards have also scored for Lafayette.
In goal, Brad Seeber has played all 881 minutes. He leads the Patriot League with a 0.51 GAA, giving up just five goals, and is ranked third in save percentage, with a .844 clip.

Versus The Leopards
The Greyhounds lead the all-time series with Lafayette, 3-2, but the Leopards won the most recent meeting, scoring on a penalty kick to escape with the 1-0 victory.
Loyola claimed the first two victories, a 3-2 overtime win in 1986 and a 2-1 win in 1988.
In 1995, the Leopards kept Loyola out of the NCAA Tournament with a 4-3 overtime victory in the play-in game.
In the inaugural Patriot League contest between the two programs, Loyola won 1-0 in overtime.

Up Next
• The Greyhounds will remain home for a second-straight Patriot League contest, as American visits Ridley Athletic Complex on Wednesday at 7 p.m.