Oct. 27, 2015
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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 (2-10-2, 0-5-1 Patriot League)
• Led by freshman Xander Saling , eight Greyhounds have contributed to the offense this season.
• Saling scored the first three goals of his career against Drexel, including the game-winner with 15 seconds remaining, to become the second Patriot League player this season with a hat trick. Saling leads Loyola with three goals and six points this year.
• Junior Brennan Goldsmith , the first Greyhound to score this year, and sophomore Brad Warenicz are second on the team with three points each, both contributing one goal and one assist.
• Goldsmith scored at Duke, while Warenicz’s first career goal also went in as the game-winner in Loyola’s 1-0 win over No. 11 UMBC in the Battle of Baltimore.
• Junior Laurin Vogel leads the way with two assists, while classmate Antony Sare , junior transfer Alex Ponvert and freshman Wielfried Zouantcha have also contributed an assist.
• After playing every minute of last season, Matt Sanchez has played in 1210 this season. He has a 1.49 goals-against average and a .706 save percentage to go with three shutouts.
Bucknell Bison (5-6-4, 1-3-2 Patriot League)
• The Bison have won two of their last three contests, but are coming off a 3-0 loss to American.
• Chris Thorsheim leads Bucknell with 16 points this season, scoring a team-high six goals to go with four assists. Justin Galiani shares the team lead in assists, with four also.
• Sebastiaan Blickman and Jesse Klug are second on the team in goals (4), assists (2) and points (10).
• Mike Lansing and Clarke Fox have split time in goal, with Lansing playing 736 minutes and Fox logging 713 minutes.
• Lansing has allowed nine goals for a 1.10 goals-against average and has stopped 45 shots for an .833 save percentage, while Fox has a 1.51 GAA and .760 save percentage.
Versus The Bison
• Loyola is looking for its first win over Bucknell, as the Bison hold a 3-0 record vs. the Greyhounds.
• In the inaugural meeting in 2005, at what is now Loyola’s Diane Geppi-Aikens Field, Bucknell scored in the 87th minute to escape with a 1-0 non-confererence win.
• The two squads didn’t meet again until 2013 when Loyola joined the Patriot League. Bucknell won that meeting, 2-0, before picking up a 4-1 win in Baltimore last season.
Colgate Raiders (7-6-2, 4-2-0 Patriot League)
• The Raiders are on a three-game win streak in Patriot League games and will play at Army West Point Wednesday night before hosting the Greyhounds on Saturday. Colgate's win streak consists of wins over Bucknell, 2-0, Holy Cross, 2-0, and Navy, 1-0.
• Ethan Kutler leads the Raiders with 19 points this year on seven goals and five assists.
• Jared Stroud shares the team lead of five assists, while he's tied with Aram Ouligian (3 goals, 1 assist) for second on the squad with seven points.
• In goal, Ricky Brown has played all but one game, posting a 1.03 goals-against average in 1307 minutes. He has also stopped 59 shots for a .797 save percentage.
When Facing The Raiders
• Loyola is 1-0-1 when facing Colgate.
• The Greyhounds picked up their first Patriot League win of the season last year, downing Colgate, 1-0, at Ridley Athletic Complex.
• In 2013, Loyola came away from Van Doren Field with a 1-1 double-overtime tie. At the time, the Raiders were unbeaten in conference games at home since 2009.
• Loyola will return home to host Holy Cross in the regular-season finale on Saturday, Nov. 7.
• Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
• Seniors Mike LaRose and Max Moog will be honored prior to the start of the contest.