University Bobcats (2-0-4) vs.
University of Vermont (0-4-3)
Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team enters Saturday's contest with Vermont having not lost a game this season. The Bobcats post a 2-0-4 record in 2009 after tying Stony Brook, 1-1, in their most recent game. Quinnipiac is one of just two Northeast Conference teams without a loss this season, while Vermont comes to Hamden without a win, posting a 0-4-3 mark.
Vermont is without a win in 2009, but has played to three ties this season. The Catamounts played their last two games at the Memphis Classic, playing to a scoreless draw against the tournament hosts, before falling to Alabama-Birmingham, 1-0, in the final game of the weekend. D.J. Edler leads Vermont with six points this season on three goals, while T.J. Gore's two assists are team highs. Tom Critz has played all 690 minutes in goal for the Catamounts this season, posting an .822 save percentage and a 1.04 goals-against average.
Saturday's game can be heard live on the WQAQ webstream. Scott Shehan will handle the play-by-play duties, while Robin Schuppert will provide color commentary. Live stats will also be available for fans. Both can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links above.
Junior forward Dwayne Mars (St. Michael, Barbados) scored the Bobcats' lone goal against Stony Brook on Wednesday. Mars' speed allowed him to slip inside the 18-yard box and past a Stony Brook defender. Jumping over another defender, Mars headed the ball into the top of the net for his second goal of the season.
Assisting on the goal with a perfectly-placed pass was freshman forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.). Suprise beat two defenders down the right side of the field and put the centering pass into the box just before he and the ball crossed the end line. It was the first assist of Suprise's career.
Senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) continues to dominate in net for Quinnipiac. Hall turned aside a season-high 11 shots in the game, while allowing just his fourth goal of the season. In 2009, Hall has a 0.58 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.
The game against Stony Brook marked the first time this year that a member of the Bobcats scored their second goal. Mars is the only player with more than one goal this season as five different Quinnipiac players have scored their first-career goals in 2009.
The last time these two teams met was Sept. 2, 2005 with the Catamounts winning 2-0 at an early-season tournament at the University of New Hampshire. The Bobcats won the first-ever meeting with Vermont on Sept. 5, 1999.