Oct. 16, 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 games.
• The Greyhounds have hit a rough patch since then though, and are still looking for their first Patriot League win. Loyola earned its first conference point with a tie at Colgate.
• Sophomore Larry Ndjock and senior Stephen Dooley lead the offense with a Patriot League-best eight goals and six 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.
Lehigh Mountain Hawks
• Lehigh enters the weekend looking for its first Patriot League victory. The Mountain Hawks are also looking to break a six-game losing streak.
• Four of Lehigh’s losses have been by one goal.
• Ben Wysocki and Danny Gonzalez are the lone Mountain Hawks with goals this season. Wysocki leads the team with three points on one goal and one assist.
• In goal, Kevin Motylewski and Jacob Gottwald have split time, with Motylewski recording Lehigh’s lone win, a 1-0 decision vs. Yale.
• Motylewski is allowing 1.45 goals per game, while he has stopped 16 shots for a .640 save percentage. Gottwald is stopping 66.7 percent of shots faced and has posted a 1.75 GAA.
• This marks the first time the Greyhounds and Mountain Hawks have met in men’s soccer.
• Loyola will remain on the road, heading to Boston University for a 7 p.m., contest on Saturday, Oct 26.