Men's Soccer MAAC Home Opener This Weekend

Oct. 11, 2012


Game Information
Opponent Marist Red Foxes
Date Friday, October 12, 2012
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Game Information
Opponent Siena Saints
Date Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time 1 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Loyola Greyhounds
• Freshman Larry Ndjock leads the Greyhounds this season with seven goals. Ndjock scored both goals in Loyola’s 2-1 win over Cal State Northridge, had the equalizer in the Greyhounds’ win vs. Quinnipiac, tacked on a goal in a 2-0 win at Towson and added an insurance goal in a 4-2 win vs. James Madison and in a 2-0 win over American. In conference play, he scored the Greyhounds’ lone goal at Niagara.
• Junior Stephen Dooley is second on the team with nine points on three goals and three assists. He has only played five full games so far this season.
• Senior Gerwyn Jones , junior Jamie Libby, sophomore Connor Thompson and freshman Dominic Marshall are the only other Greyhounds to score this year. Libby notched the game-winning goal in overtime to give Loyola a 2-1 win over the Bobcats, while Thompson converted a PK at Towson. Marshall scored his first career goal vs. James Madison, while Jones had the game-winner at Canisius.
• For the season, Thurman Van Riper has posted a goals-against average of 1.04 and has stopped 47 shots for a .783 save percentage. 

Marist Red Foxes
• Marist enters the weekend with a 5-5-1 record and 1-1-0 mark in MAAC play.
• The Red Foxes are coming off a weekend in which they lost 1-0 to Manhattan before beating Saint Peter’s, 3-1.
• Stephan Brossard leads the Red Foxes with 16 points on a team-best six goals and four assists. Evan Southworth has four goals, while Wes Finch has four assists.
• In goal, Anthony Sokalski is allowing 1.32 goals per game. He has stopped 50 shots to post a .769 save percentage. 

Siena Saints
• The Saints earned a pair of MAAC wins last weekend over Saint Peter’s (2-0) and Manhattan (3-1) to improve their overall record to 6-5-0 after winning four of their last five matches.
• Sindre Ek was tabbed this week’s MAAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal versus the Peacocks. He’s currently tied for the MAAC lead in both points (19) and goals (eight). 
• In goal, Damian Liesemann - the MAAC Rookie Player of the Week this week - posted his third shutout of the season against Saint Peter’s. Liesemann leads the team with a 1.23 goals-against average and has stopped 27 shots for a .659 save percentage.

Series vs. The Red Foxes and Saints
• Loyola holds a 21-4-1 lead over Siena, including taking last year’s meeting against the Saints, 2-1, in Loudonville, NY.
• Loyola also enjoys a 18-4-1 advantage over Marist. The Red Foxes shutout the Greyhounds last season, 3-0, in Poughkeepsie, NY.
• Sixteen of Loyola’s 21 wins over Siena have come by shutout, while the Greyhounds have shut out Marist 10 times.

Regional Rankings
• The Greyhounds have continually moved up the North Atlantic Region rankings. 
• Beginning the season tied with Central Connecticut State and New Jersey Institute of Technology for 10th place, Loyola improved to sixth place in the second week rankings and then jumped to fourth in the third week, a ranking they held for three weeks. In the most recent poll, the Greyhounds moved to third behind Niagara and Monmouth, respectively, after knocking off Canisius.
• The Greyhounds have beaten Canisius, Saint Francis (Pa.) and Quinnipiac this year, all teams ranked in this week’s North Atlantic Region.

Up Next
• Loyola will head on the road for a pair of matches at Iona and Fairfield. The Greyhounds will play the Gaels Friday at 3 p.m., and the Stags Sunday at 1 p.m.