Men's Soccer Vists Marist, Siena In This Weekend's MAAC Action

Oct. 21, 2009

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Game No. 14
Loyola Greyhounds (6-6-1, 3-0-0) at Marist Red Foxes (6-6-1, 2-2-0)
Friday, October 23, 2009 • 7 p.m.
Poughkeepsie, New York • Tenney Stadium

Game No. 15
Loyola Greyhounds at Siena Saints
Sunday, October 25, 2009 • 11 a.m.
Loudonville, New York • Siena Turf Field

Game Data

  • Loyola takes its first conference road trip of 2009 when it travels to Central New York for a pair of games this weekend.
  • The Greyhounds face Marist in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 23. They then play at Siena in Loudonville, N.Y., on Sunday, October 25, at 11 a.m.

Series Stats

  • Loyola and Marist will play for the 21st time on Friday with the Greyhounds holding a 17-3-0 advantage in the all-time series. Loyola and Siena have played 23 times in the past, and the Greyhounds are 19-3-1 all-time against the Saints.

Multiple Honors For Multiple Greyhounds

  • Three Loyola men's soccer players pulled in a total of four weekly awards following last weekend's wins over Niagara and Canisius. Jamie Darvill and Tennant McVea were named the MAAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. Phil Bannister earned National Team of the Week honors from College Soccer News, and Darvill was tabbed the ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Keep On Scoring

  • Jamie Darvill had a hard act to follow against Niagara and Canisius since the senior forward recorded a hat trick on October 10 versus Rider. The Hermann Trophy Candidate followed-up in a big way, scoring twice in the first half against the Purple Eagles before adding the game-winner with just over 15 minutes left versus Canisius.
  • Darvill has now scored six goals in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play and is tied for the league lead in total goals this season. His 23 points top the conference.
  • After scoring just two goals in Loyola's first nine matches, Darvill has scored seven in the last four.

Of Great Assistance

  • Phil Bannister assisted on three goals versus Niagara - originally, he was credited with four, but after video review the final goal by Eddie Dines was unassisted - and then recorded the helper on Jamie Darvill's game-winner versus Canisius.
  • Bannister leads the conference with seven assists, six during MAAC action.

Big Plays Both Ways

  • Junior midfielder Wade McHugh came up big on both offense and defense against Canisius. His header in the seventh minute put Loyola up, 1-0, and he then cleared a shot off the goal line with less than eight minutes in the game, preserving the win.

Sharing Strikers

  • Phil Bannister assisted on all three of Jamie Darvill's goals last weekend, marking the 19th, 20th and 21st times one has assisted on the other's goal during the last three seasons.
  • Darvill, who is tied for seventh all-time at Loyola with 23 assists, has recorded the helper 10 times when Bannister has scored, including one earlier this year against Towson. Bannister, who has 22 career assists has 11 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.
  • 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 147-17-5 (.885) in league regular-season matches.

First Team To Score Wins

  • In 12 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 last weekend. He is now tied for 11th at Loyola with 35 career goals. He is also in a tie for seventh all-time at Loyola with 23 career assists.
  • Darvill's seven-point weekend lifted him to 11th all-time in total points with 93.
  • Phil Bannister is right behind Darvill in assists, tied for 10th with 22. He is also 17th in points (76) and goals (27).

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.

Up Next

  • Loyola returns to Diane Geppi-Aikens Field for its final regular-season home matches on Friday October 30, against Iona, and Sunday, November 1, versus Fairfield.