Men's Soccer Hosts MAAC Foes At Diane Geppi-Aikens Field This Weekend

Oct. 12, 2006

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's soccer team returns from an eight-game road trip to host Siena and Marist at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field this weekend. The Greyhounds, 2-1 in the MAAC this season, play the Saints this Friday at 4 p.m. and host the Red Foxes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Coming off a disappointing weekend in which Loyola defeated Canisius but fell on a last-minute penalty kick at Niagara, the Greyhounds look to establish themselves as a frontrunner in the MAAC standings with a pair of critical league games.

On Friday, the `Hounds will face a Siena that has traditionally played them tough. The Saints are 1-3 in the league this year after their one-goal loss to Saint Peter's on Sunday. Marist, meanwhile, enters the weekend with a 1-2-1 conference record, but is coming off a 4-1 win against Manhattan.

Loyola has won three of its last five games and has six points in the MAAC standings. Omar Alfonso leads the team with five goals and five assists while freshman Jamie Darvill is second with four goals and eight points this season. Senior goalkeeper Justin Chelland has two shutouts in his last four starts and boasts a .760 saves percentage for the year.

The Greyhounds have played only two matches at home this season - playing Syracuse and Princeton at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field the first weekend in September. Friday's game was originally scheduled for 5 p.m. at Alumnae Field, but will start at 4 p.m. and will be played on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.