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Greyhounds Travel To Iona And Fairfield

Thurman Van Riper goes into the weekend with ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Oct. 17, 2012

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Opponent Iona Gaels
Date Friday, October 19, 2012
Time 3 p.m.
Location New Rochelle, NY | Mazzella Field
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Opponent Fairfield Stags
Date Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time 1 p.m.
Location Fairfield, Conn. | Lessing Field
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Loyola Greyhounds
• Freshman Larry Ndjock leads the Greyhounds with seven goals and 17 points while sophomore Connor Thompson (4g, 4a) has 12 points and junior Stephen Dooley (4g, 3a) has 11 points.
• In goal, Thurman Van Riper leads the MAAC with five shutouts. He has posted a 0.96 goals-against average and is stopping 80.3 percent of shots faced. 

Iona Gaels
• The Gaels are coming off a non-conference schedule that saw them go 2-8, however Iona has rebounded for three-straight MAAC wins and a 3-0-0 record in league play.
• Ansger Otto leads the team with nine points on three goals and three assists, while Alvaro Torrecilla (2g, 4a) and Douglas Stephens (4g) each have eight points.
• In goal, Borja Barbero has played all 1175 minutes. He is allowing 1.76 goals per game, while stopping 69.7 percent of shots faced.

Series Vs. The Gaels
• Loyola enjoys a 23-4-1 advantage over Iona, although the Gaels have won two straight. 
• In last year's meeting, the Greyhounds were edged by Iona, 3-2.

Fairfield Stags
• Fairfield enters the weekend with a 5-6-1 overall record and 1-2-0 mark in the MAAC.
• The Stags will face Rider on Friday before hosting the Greyhounds on Sunday. 
• Recop McLaren leads the team with four goals and eight points, while Jordan Ayris is second with seven points on three goals and one assist.
• In goal, Michael O'Keeffe has allowed 13 goals and picked up 59 saves.

Series With The Stags
• Loyola holds a 25-8-1 lead over Fairfield.
Last season, the Stags escaped Baltimore with a 2-1 win in the MAAC opener. 
• Fairfield has won the last two meetings against Loyola, while the Stags are also unbeaten in the last three regular-season meetings with the Greyhounds. 
• Loyola's last regular-season win vs. the Stags came in 2008 at Fairfield.

Up Next
• The Greyhounds will return home for their last pair of regular-season home games.
• Loyola will host Saint Peter's Friday at 7 p.m., and Manhattan on Sunday at 1 p.m.
• Five seniors - Hector Arellano, Kevin Curran, Gerwyn Jones, Zach Tweddell and Gary Weisbaum - will be honored before Sunday's game in part of Senior Day. 

The Last Meeting
Loyola Maryland2
October 2, 2011
Ridley Athletic Complex
Iona Edges Loyola Men's Soccer, 3-2
The Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team rallied to tie the score twice on Sunday afternoon against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason favorite Iona, but the Greyhounds were unable to overcome the Gaels' game-winning goal in the 82nd minute, as Iona earned a 3-2 victory at Ridley Athletic Complex.

The Last Meeting
Loyola Maryland1
September 30, 2011
Ridley Athletic Complex
Greyhounds' Rally Falls Short Against Fairfield, 2-1
Fairfield University scored two first half goals, and a Loyola University Maryland rally fell short, as the Greyhounds were edged in their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener, 2-1, on Friday night. Stephen Dooley (above) scored the Greyhounds' goal.



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