September 15, 2009

Men's Soccer Ranked Seventh In NSCAA/adidas Regional Rankings

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team landed in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Regional Rankings this week. The Bobcats are tied for the seventh spot with Fairleigh Dickinson in the North Atlantic Region in the most recent poll after tying No. 18 Loyola (Md.), 0-0, on Sept. 5 and defeating NJIT, 2-0, on Sept. 12. Quinnipiac remains undefeated this season, posting a record of 1-0-2.

The Bobcats played to a scoreless tie with No. 18 nationally-ranked Greyhounds at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. Senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) turned aside six shots in the game in 110 minutes of action, earning his first shutout of the season.

Against NJIT, Quinnipiac broke through in the third minute to take a 1-0 lead on Conor Murphy's (Wallingford, Conn.) first-career goal. Murphy fired a booming shot from just over the midfield circle that found its way into the back of the goal. Freshman forward/midfielder Tim Quigley (Ridgefield, Conn.) followed that with his first-career goal in the 43rd minute of action, dribbling through multiple defenders before sliding the ball past the NJIT goalkeeper.

Northeast Conference opponent Monmouth sits in the first position this week after starting the season 5-0. The NEC is also represented with Central Connecticut ranked second, Fairleigh Dickinson seventh and Sacred Heart and St. Francis (N.Y.) tied for ninth.

The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 16 as they travel to West Point, N.Y., to take on the Army Black Knights at 7 p.m.