Game No. 10 Loyola Greyhounds (3-5-1) vs. U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen (5-5-0) Tuesday, October 6, 2009 5 p.m. Baltimore, Maryland Diane Geppi-Aikens Field
The Greyhounds wrap up their 2009 regular-season non-conference slate with a 5 p.m. match on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, against the Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Tuesday's contest is the first of four-straight home games for Loyola, which opens Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
Despite less than an hour and 35 miles separating the schools, Tuesday game will be just the third all-time between Loyola and Navy.
The teams split the previous two meetings with Navy winning 2-1 in the 1979 ECAC Championships in Annapolis, and Loyola coming out on top, 2-1 in overtime, on September 5, 2003.
Glenn Gets His Third
Glenn Leitch scored his team-leading third goal of the season last Wednesday, tying the Loyola-William & Mary game at 1-1 in the 81st minute.
Leitch entered the 2009 season with eight career goals, scoring six last season, and now has 11 for his career.
First Team To Score Wins
In eight of Loyola's games this season - not counting the scoreless tie at Quinnipiac - the team to score first has been victorious.
Jamie Darvill continued to climb the Loyola all-time scoring charts with an assist on Glenn Leitch's second-half goal versus William & Mary. The senior forward sent a free kick into the box that Leitch finished for a goal, giving Darvill his team-high fourth assist of the season.
Darvill moved into a tie for ninth all-time at Loyola with 22 career assists, matching the mark of Nick Mangione, who recorded 22 helpers from 1976-1979.
Darvill is also tied for 15th at the school with 80 career points. With two more, he will tie current Loyola Assistant Director of Athletics Bill Wnek for 14th with 82 career points. Darvill is tied for 14th with 28 career goals.
Jones, Tyrie Made Debut In Starting 11
Gerwyn Jones made his collegiate debut in Loyola's starting lineup at William & Mary. The freshmen from Wales started on Loyola's defensive line.
Matt Tyrie made the first start of his college career, after coming off the bench in seven of the first eight contests, beginning the match up top against the Tribe.
Wittman Sets Career High
Kyle Wittman made a career-high 10 saves in goal for the Greyhounds at William & Mary. He eclipsed his previous best of seven set against Syracuse and Towson.
Senior back Tennant McVea was named a candidate for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The Award, which is present at the NCAA College Cup, recognizes student-athletes who combine four attributes: classroom, community, character and competition. The list of 30 candidates will be trimmed to 10 midway through the season, and national coaches, fans and media will have the opportunity to vote for the winner.
Can't Make It?
If you aren't able to make it to Diane Geppi-Aikens Field for a Loyola home contest, it's no sweat. All home Loyola men's soccer matches are broadcast live on Greyhounds All-Access at www.loyolagreyhounds.com.
As of September 25, 2009, Loyola is officially known as `Loyola University Maryland.' Since its founding in 1852, the institution was recognized as `Loyola College,' but it was approved for a designation change by the Maryland Higher Education Council, a move that took effect last week.
Loyola opens Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action on Saturday, October 10, 2009, when it hosts Rider at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The match will begin at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Greyhounds All-Access.