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Bucknell Comes To Ridley For Men's Soccer Match Wednesday

Oct. 6, 2014

Game Information
Opponent Bucknell Bison
Date Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Wednesday’s Contest
• Wednesday’s game will mark the second home Patriot League contest for Loyola this season. 
• The Greyhounds rebounded from their 2-0 loss at Holy Cross in their Patriot League opener on Saturday, Sept. 27 with a 1-0 win over Colgate on Saturday. 
• This will be Bucknell’s second trip to Baltimore but its first trip to Ridley Athletic Complex. 
• At home this year, the Greyhounds are 3-0-0, beating Howard, 1-0, La Salle, 1-0 in overtime, and Colgate, 1-0.
 
Last Time Out
• Senior Connor Thompson bent a corner kick in the 55th minute to get the Greyhounds - and head coach Steve Nichols - their first Patriot League victory, a 1-0 decision over Colgate. 
• In goal, sophomore Matt Sanchez stopped four shots to pick up his fourth shutout of the year.
 
Loyola Greyhounds (4-3-2, 1-1-0 Patriot League)
• Senior Connor Thompson and sophomore Ryan Tuck lead four Greyhounds with goals this year, each scoring twice. Senior Joseph Cahalan and sophomore Jake Heroux also have a goal.
• Sophomore Laurin Vogel has a team-best three assists, which ranks tied for third in the league.
• Thompson scored the game-winning goals against Howard and Colgate, while Heroux scored the game-winner at Drexel and Cahalan notched the game-winner just 18 seconds into overtime against La Salle. 
• Tuck scored the equalizer at Stetson and added his second goal of the season at No. 21 UMBC, and earned back-to-back Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors on September 15 and September 22 for his play in those two weeks.  
• Sophomore transfer Matt Sanchez has played all 870 minutes and has recorded four shutouts, including one against Colgate which earned him the league’s goalkeeper of the week honor.
• Five players made their debuts as Greyhounds vs. St. Francis; Sanchez in goal, sophomore midfielder John Toher, sophomore transfer Dolu Oyewole, Engel and freshman Brad Warenicz
• Freshman Danny Mooney earned his first action at Campbell. 
 
Bucknell Bison (5-6-0, 1-1-0 Patriot League)
• Despite scoring the game’s first goal, Bucknell is coming off a 2-1 loss to Lehigh on Saturday. 
• Jesse Klug leads six Bison in scoring with four goals, three assists and 11 points. Chris Thorsheim and Jonathan Grad each have three goals, while Thorsheim also has three assists for nine points and Grad has two assists for eight points. 
• Pat Figgie is fourth on the team with two goals, one assist and five points. 
• Mike Lansing and Clarke Fox have split goalkeeping duties, with Lansing earning the majority of the time as of late. Lansing has played 603 minutes and has posted a 1.04 goals-against average and a .759 save percentage, while Fox has played 389 minutes, has an 0.69 GAA and a .812 save percentage. 
 
Series Record
• Loyola is winless against Bucknell, falling in both games it has played against the Bison.
• In the inaugural meeting at what is now Loyola’s Diane Geppi-Aikens field, Bucknell scored in the 87th minute to escape with a 1-0 victory in a non-conference matchup. 
• The two squads didn’t meet again until last season, a contest that the Bison won, 2-0.
 
Up Next
• The Greyhounds will travel to Army for a 7 p.m., kickoff on Saturday.