September 29, 2009

Men's Soccer Ranked Fourth In North Atlantic Region By NSCAA

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team moved up one spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Regional Rankings this week to fourth in the North Atlantic Region. The Bobcats made the jump to fourth after a 1-1 tie with Stony Brook and a 2-1 win against Vermont to remain undefeated at 3-0-4 this season. This is the third week that Quinnipiac has been in the rankings, starting at seventh two weeks ago before making the jump to fifth last week.

The Bobcats continue to be one of just two teams in the rankings without a loss as Northeast Conference opponent Monmouth also remains undefeated at 8-0-0 to hold the No. 1 position. Iona, a team Quinnipiac tied a week ago, is second this week with a 5-1-2 mark. Adelphi is third in the poll, also with a 5-1-2 overall record. Marist follows the Bobcats in fifth, while Siena and Central Connecticut State round out the rankings in the sixth and seventh spots, respectively.

Last week, Quinnipiac tied Stony Brook, 1-1, at home. Junior Dwayne Mars (St. Michael, Barbados) headed a pass from freshman Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) into the top of the net for the team's only goal in the tie with the Seawolves. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Bobcats earned their first home victory of the season, defeating Vermont, 2-1. Quinnipiac scored twice in a four-minute span early in the second half to earn the win. Senior Kevin Nunes (Hillsborough, N.J.) and junior Nick Pelicaen (Schoten, Belgium) each scored a goal and added an assist in the win.

The Bobcats return to action on Friday, Oct. 2 as they begin their NEC schedule against Robert Morris at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The two teams are set to kick off at 3 p.m.