Men's Soccer To Host Rider On Saturday

Oct. 25, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's soccer team returns home this Saturday for a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) match with Rider. The Greyhounds, who are 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the MAAC, host the Broncs at 1 p.m. on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.

The Greyhounds are coming off their first conference loss of the season, but remain atop the league standings with 15 points after six matches played. Rider, 5-8-2 overall, is 0-4-2 in the league and is coming off an overtime loss at Saint Peter's and a tie at Manhattan last weekend.

Loyola freshman Phil Bannister has been the team's leading scorer for much of the season. He enters the weekend with nine goals and 21 points, while sophomore Jamie Darvill has five goals and four assists to give him 14 total points.

The Greyhound defense, meanwhile, had its record of six consecutive shutouts snapped by the Peacocks last Sunday. Overall, Loyola is allowing 0.73 goals per game with sophomore goalkeeper Milos Kocic posting a save percentage of .836.

Saturday's match is the first of three straight home games to close out the regular season for Loyola. The Greyhounds are 6-0 at home this season and have outscored opponents 11-2 in those matches.