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Homestand Continues Wednesday As Princeton Visits Ridley

Joey Wilkins

Sept. 16, 2013

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Opponent Princeton Tigers
Date Monday, September 16, 2013
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Ridley Athletic Complex
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Loyola Men's Soccer
• Loyola is in its 71st season as a men's soccer program, while this is the Greyhounds' 32nd year of competition as an NCAA Division I program.
• It is also Loyola's inaugural year as a member of the Patriot League.
• The Greyhounds were members 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 in that time. 

Hot Streaks
• The Greyhounds, unbeaten so far this year and coming off three-straight wins, have posted their best record to start the season since 2008. The 2008 squad opened the year 5-0-0 and finished the regular season unbeaten, at 17-0-1.
• In addition, this year marks the sixth time in school Division I history that the Greyhounds have been unbeaten through their first five games, while it is the 17th time in the 71-year history of the program that Loyola has not lost in its first five contests. 

Loyola Greyhounds
• Sophomore Larry Ndjock leads the offense with a Patriot League-best six goals, while junior Connor Thompson is second on the team with three goals. Senior Diego McQuestion is the only other Greyhound with a goal this season.
• In goal, both senior Thurman Van Riper and freshman Jordan Watson have seen time, with each posting shutouts. Van Riper has earned two shutout victories, while Watson has one. 

Princeton Tigers
• The Tigers are coming off their first win of the season, a 1-0 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday.
•  Thomas Sanner, Cameron Porter and Bryan Windsor have all scored goals for Princeton this season, while Windsor has the Tigers' lone game-winning goal.
• In goal, Seth MacMillan has played all 270 minutes. MacMillan has allowed six goals and stopped eight shots for a .571 save percentage. 

Last Meeting
• The last time Princeton and Loyola met was in 2008, with the Greyhounds earning a 1-0 victory.

National Rankings
• Loyola has a pair of Greyhounds ranked among  the nation's statistical leaders.
• Sophomore Larry Ndjock is ranked third in the NCAA with six goals this year, 1.20 per game, while he is also tied for fourth with 12 points.
• Senior Stephen Dooley is also ranked, sitting second nationally with four assists, 0.80 per game.

Patriot League Honors - Van Riper and Ndjock
• Senior Thurman Van Riper became the third Greyhound to be honored by the Patriot League, earning goalkeeper of the week honors on September 16.
• Van Riper earned back-to-back shutouts as Loyola beat Quinnipiac, 1-0, and Campbell, 2-0.
• The Quinnipiac shutout marked the first for Van Riper this season, while the Campbell one extended his consecutive shutout minutes to 186 minutes and 53 seconds.
• Sophomore Larry Ndjock was also included as an honorable mention this week after extending his goal-scoring streak to four-straight games. Ndjock scored both game-winners against Quinnipiac and Campbell, and now has a league-best six goals and 12 points on the season.  

Greyhounds To Be Featured On NSCAA TV
• The NSCAA has selected the Greyhounds' game versus UMBC on Saturday, Sept. 21 to be featured in its NSCAATV College Soccer Spotlight broadcast.
• Heading into this weekend's play, the local rivals sport a combined 7-0-1 record, with Loyola holding a 3-0-1 record and UMBC recording an undefeated 4-0-0 mark.
• Dave Johnson, who serves as Comcast SportsNet's television play-by-play voice for Major League Soccer's D.C. United and the radio announcer for the NBA's Washington Wizards, will call the acion.
• Keith Tabatznik, former head coach at Georgetown, will be the color analyst. 

Up Next
• Loyola will remain at Ridley Athletic Complex for two more home games.
• The Greyhounds host UMBC on Saturday, Sept. 21, before concluding the homestand with their Patriot League opener against Holy Cross on Saturday, Sept. 28.



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