Men's Soccer Closes Regular Season At Home This Weekend

Nov. 4, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - The regular season for Loyola soccer officially comes to a close this weekend as the Greyhounds try to maintain their perfect conference record against Marist and Siena. The `Hounds host Marist at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field on Friday and then close out the year on Alumnae Field against Siena on Sunday.

Entering the weekend, Loyola is one win away from its seventh consecutive double-digit win total season and could clinch the its sixth consecutive regular season Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) title with a win over Marist on Friday. The `Hounds are 9-5-1 overall and 7-0-0 in the MAAC.

Loyola, which has won six of its last seven games, will be tested by a Marist side that brings a 10-4 overall record and a 6-1 conference mark into Friday's match. The Red Foxes, like Loyola, have clinched a spot in the MAAC Tournament at Rider (Nov. 12-14) and will be playing for the regular season MAAC title.

Junior Vinnie Piscopo, who was named this week's MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, leads Loyola in goals scored with six on the year. Senior Kevin Nash has five while both Rade Kokovic and Frank Spanos have four.

Nash, along with seniors Chase Franklin, Jim Gottermeyer, Jay Joyce, Brian O'Connor and Greg Peters, will be playing their final home collegiate match on Sunday when the Greyhounds host Siena. Loyola holds lob-sided series advantages against both opponents with a 12-2-0 all-time record against Marist and a 14-2-1 all-time mark against Siena.

Friday's game is at 3 p.m. while Sunday's contest is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff.