Men's Soccer Prepares For American

Oct. 19, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's soccer team takes a break from MAAC play this week and travels to American University for Wednesday afternoon match. The Greyhounds, who will be playing their final non-conference game of the regular season, bring a six-game unbeaten streak to the contests while American is unbeaten in its last five.

Led by Rade Kokovic's 14 points, Loyola is 7-4-1 this season and sports a perfect 5-0 record in the MAAC. Kokovic has eight assists with five regular-season games remaining. The school record for most assist in a single season is 14, held by Ian Reid (1976).

Against American, the Greyhounds hold a 20-11-5 series advantage. The Eagles have won the last two meetings with Loyola, including last year's 3-1 win at Germantown, Md. American is 8-4-2 this season and is 5-0 on its home turf.

The Greyhounds, 4-2 in games away from home this year, suffered both of its road losses in back-to-back contests against No. 4 Santa Clara and No. 2 Maryland. Entering Wednesday's game, Loyola has 11 goals scorers with senior Kevin Nash leading the way with five goals.

Loyola's offensive production has picked up a notch in the month of October. In four games this month, the `Hounds have outscored opponents 13-3. The Greyhounds lead the MAAC in scoring with 26 goals and 23 assists this season.

Wednesday's game is schedule for a 3 p.m. kick off on American's campus in Washington, D.C.