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Road Trip Continues For Men's Soccer, Loyola Travels To Lehigh Saturday

Oct. 14, 2015

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Opponent Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Date Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
Time 7 p.m.
Location Bethlehem, Pa. | Ulrich Sports Complex
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Loyola Men’s Soccer
Loyola is in its 73rd season as a men’s soccer program, its 34th year of competition as an NCAA Division I program and its third season as a member of the Patriot League.
The 2013 season was Loyola’s inaugural year as a member of the Patriot League. The Greyhounds posted a 2-6-1 record in its first season of league play and a 2-5-2 mark last year.
Prior to joining the Patriot League, Loyola was a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for 24 years, posting an overall record of 167-24-8 in conference games from 1989-2012. Loyola also claimed 16 regular-season titles and 12 MAAC Tournament titles.

Loyola Greyhounds (1-8-2, 0-3-1 Patriot League)
Freshman A. Mickey Watson scored his first collegiate goal in the 49th minute Saturday at Boston University, but the Greyhounds gave up goals to the Terriers in the 63rd and 74th minute, respectively, to fall, 2-1, at Nickerson Field. 
Junior Brennan Goldsmith leads Loyola with three points on one goal and one assist this year. Goldsmith became the first Greyhound to score this season when he netted a goal at Duke.
• Watson and sophomore Brad Warenicz are second on the team with two points, while juniors Alex Ponvert , Antony Sare and Laurin Vogel have added one assist each.
Loyola’s lone victory was a 1-0 upset win over No. 11 UMBC in the Battle of Baltimore. Warenicz netted the game-winning goal in the 55th minute, assisted by Ponvert and Goldsmith.
Defensively, 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 in 850 this season. He has a 1.48 goals-against average and a .725 save percentage to go with three shutouts.
In a scoreless tie with Lafayette, Sanchez stopped seven shots to pick up his 100th career save.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks (6-5-1, 1-3-0 Patriot League)
The Mountain Hawks are coming off back-to-back road losses in conference games, falling at Navy, 3-1, and Army West Point, 3-2, respectively.
Jamie Luchini leads Lehigh with five goals, including three game-winners, four assists and 14 points, while Mark Forrest also has five goals and is second on the team with 13 points.
Alex Greene (3 goals), Doyle Tuvesson (2) and Donovan Perayeff (1) round out the goal scorers.
In goal, Joe Bogan has started nine games and played 840 minutes, but Jacob Gottwald got the start and played all 90 minutes in Lehigh’s last outing, a 3-2 loss at Army West Point.
Gottwald has played 270 minutes this season and has a 2.00 goals-against average and a .684 save percentage in three full games of action.
Bogan has played the majority of time, posting a 0.96 GAA and .824 save percentage.

Versus The Mountain Hawks
• This will be the third all-time meeting between the Greyhounds and the Mountain Hawks.
The series is knotted 1-1, with both teams winning its respective home match.
Lehigh was victorious at Ulrich Sports Complex in 2013, capitalizing on a defensive miscue in the 20th minute for a 1-0 victory.
The Greyhounds used overtime in 2014 to knock off the Mountain Hawks, scoring in the 107th minute for the 2-1 win. Junior Dylan Engel assisted both of Loyola’s goals in the contet.

Up Next
Loyola will step out of conference play on Tuesday when it plays host to Drexel at 7 p.m.