Oct. 28, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's soccer team is back on the road and will play Saint Peter's and Manhattan this weekend in critical MAAC matches. The Greyhounds, with four league wins and 12 conference points, are tied for second in the league standings with three games to go. The `Hounds play Saint Peter's at 3 p.m. on Friday and face Manhattan at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Coming off a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Fairfield last Sunday, Loyola is 4-2 in the league and 6-8-1 overall. The Greyhounds, led in scoring by senior Vinnie Piscopo, have won five of their last seven matches and hold a combined 35-4-1 series advantage on Saint Peter's and Manhattan.
Always tough places to play, the Peacocks and Jaspers are a combined 5-2-1 at home and 2-16-2 on the road. Saint Peter's, last year's MAAC runner-up to Loyola, is 2-1-2 in the league this season and is coming off an embarrassing 7-2 loss at Manhattan on Sunday.
The Jaspers, 1-1 at home in league action, are only 1-3 in the MAAC, but dangerous nonetheless. Last season at home, Loyola defeated Saint Peter's 3-1 and Manhattan 4-1 behind four goals from senior Kevin Nash. This season, Piscopo leads the team with five goals on the year while sophomore Ray Hassett is second with four goals and two game-winners.