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Oct. 13, 2009

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Game No. 12
Loyola Greyhounds (4-6-1, 1-0-0) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (3-5-0, 2-0-0)
Friday, October 16, 2009 • 4 p.m.
Baltimore, Maryland • Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Game No. 13
Loyola Greyhounds vs. Canisius Golden Griffins
Sunday, October 18, 2009 • 1 p.m.
Baltimore, Maryland • Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Game Data

  • Loyola continues Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action this weekend when it hosts a pair of teams from Western New York at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
  • The Greyhounds take on Niagara at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 16, and follow that with a 1 p.m. match versus Canisius on Sunday, October 18.

Time Change

  • Please note, the Loyola-Niagara game has been changed to a 4 p.m. start.

Series Stats

  • Loyola will play both the Purple Eagles and Golden Griffins for the 21st times this weekend. The Greyhounds are 18-2-0 all-time versus Niagara, 19-1-0 against Canisius.

Hats Off

  • Jamie Darvill recorded the second hat trick of his Loyola career last Saturday when the senior forward scored three goals in a 3-0 win over Rider.
  • His first three-goal game came on November 2, 2008, when he scored all three of Loyola’s tallies against Manhattan.
  • Last Saturday, Darvill scored in the second minute on a 40-plus yard free kick against the Broncs. He then tallied two more goals in the second half off Phil Bannister assists.
  • Darvill’s hat trick is the first by a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference player this season.

Sharing Strikers

  • Phil Bannister assisted on a pair of Jamie Darvill goals against Rider, marking the 17th and 18th times one has assisted on the other’s goal during the last three seasons.
  • Darvill, who is ninth all-time at Loyola with 22 assists, has recorded the helper 10 times when Bannister has scored, including one earlier this year against Towson.
  • Bannister, who has 17 career assists has eight on Darvill’s goals.


  • Loyola senior back Tennant McVea was named one of 10 finalists in NCAA Division I men’s soccer for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, presented to a student-athlete who exemplifies high standards in character, community, competition and the classroom.
  • Before the season began, he was one of 30 candidates for the award, a list that was pared to 10 this week.
  • Fans can vote for McVea at the Senior CLASS website or by texting M5 to 74567 through November 13. The fan vote will count for one-third of the final ballot with national media and coaches making up the remaining two-thirds.
  • Loyola University Maryland was the only school to have both a men’s and women’s soccer student-athlete named finalists this season. Theresa Ferraina is one of 10 finalists on the women’s side.

Defending The MAAC

  • The Greyhounds have won the title each of the last two seasons and in 16 of 20 seasons of competition in the league (including the MAAC South crown in 1989, Loyola’s first in the MAAC).
  • Now in their 21st season of MAAC play, the Greyhounds are 145-17-5 (.883) in conference regular-season matches.

First Team To Score Wins

  • In 10 of Loyola’s games this season – not counting the scoreless tie at Quinnipiac – the team to score first has been victorious.

Elite Feet

  • Jamie Darvill continued to climb the Loyola all-time scoring charts with his three goals versus Rider. He is now tied for 13th at Loyola with 32 career goals, matching the mark of Christof Lindenmeyer from 1996-99.
  • He is also in a tie for ninth all-time at Loyola with 22 career assists, matching the mark of Nick Mangione, who recorded 22 helpers from 1976-1979.
  • Darvill’s six-point game lifted him to 12th in Greyhounds’ history with 86 career points, six back of Chris Webbert in 11th place.

Can’t Make It?

  • If you aren’t able to make it to Diane Geppi-Aikens Field for a Loyola home contest, it’s no sweat. All home Loyola men’s soccer matches are broadcast live on Greyhounds All-Access at

Designation Change

  • As of September 25, 2009, Loyola is officially known as ‘Loyola University Maryland.’ Since its founding in 1852, the institution was recognized as ‘Loyola College,’ but it was approved for a designation change by the Maryland Higher Education Council, a move that took effect September 25.

In The Pros

  • A pair of former Loyola goalkeepers squared off in Major League Soccer action last Saturday night when D.C. United hosted Chivas U.S.A. Zach Thornton ‘94 and Chivas won the match 2-0 against Milos Kocic ‘09 and his United side.

Up Next

  • The Greyhounds go out on the road for a pair of MAAC contests October 23 and 25 when they travel to Central New York to play Marist and Siena.
  • Loyola then returns home for its final regular-season home contests at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field on October 30 and November 1 versus Iona and Fairfield.