Oct. 4, 2013
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.
Loyola opened the year with its best start since 2008, going unbeaten through its first six contests. Since then, the Greyhounds have suffered three-straight losses.
Sophomore Larry Ndjock and senior Stephen Dooley lead the offense with a Patriot League-best seven goals and five assists, respectively. Junior Connor Thompson is second on the team with three goals, while Dooley has two scores and senior Diego McQuestion and sophomore Dominic Marshall each have one.
In goal, seniors Zach Kane and Thurman Van Riper, in addition to freshman Jordan Watson, have all seen time, with each earning at least one win. Van Riper has earned two shutout victories, while Watson has the other clean sheet.
Colgate is coming off a 1-0 win over reigning Patriot League Champion Lafayette last Saturday.
Evan Heroux tallied the lone goal, as Colgate handed the Leopards their first loss of the year.
Geinda Smith and Zach Pagani lead the team with two goals each, while Barrett Metzger has two assists. Ethan Kutler has one goal and one assist.
Ricky Brown has played 596 minutes in goal, posting a 1.36 goals-against average and a .727 save percentage. Liam Stapleton has recorded 225 minutes between the pipes and has a 2.40 GAA and a .684 save percentage.
The Greyhounds and Raiders will pit a pair of brothers against one another, as Evan (Colgate) and Jake (Loyola) Heroux will take the field against each other for the first time collegiately.
Evan, a junior defender, tallied the game-winning goal for the Raiders, the second game-winner of his career, in their 1-0 win over Lafayette on Saturday. He was named both the Patriot League and ECAC's defensive player of the week for his play.
Jake, a freshman back, made his collegiate debut in Loyola's last road game at James Madison.
This marks the first meeting between the two schools in men's soccer.
Loyola will close out its three-game road swing with a contest at Bucknell on Wednesday.
Game time is slated for 7 p.m.