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Men's Soccer Travels To Bucknell Wednesday, Colgate Saturday

Wednesday night's men's soccer game at Bucknell has been moved to a 5 p.m. start due to potential for inclement weather. 

Oct. 27, 2015

Game Information
Opponent Bucknell Bison
Date Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
Time 5 p.m.
Location Lewisburg, Pa. | Emmitt Field
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Game Information
Opponent Colgate Raiders
Date Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
Time 4 p.m.
Location Hamilton, N.Y. | Beyer-Small '76 Field
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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. 

Next Week
• 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.