Men's Soccer Ranked Fourth In North Atlantic Region By NSCAA
HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team maintained its position in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) regional rankings. The Bobcats are fourth in the North Atlantic Region for the second week in a row, tied with Northeast Conference opponent Central Connecticut. Quinnipiac holds at fourth after tying Robert Morris, 0-0, Friday and defeating Saint Francis (Pa.), 3-0, at home on Sunday to open its conference schedule. The Bobcats are now 4-0-5 overall this season and 1-0-1 in NEC play.
Monmouth Continues to hold the first-place position with a 9-0-1 mark. Iona and Adelphi are tied for second. Iona is 6-1-2, while Adelphi is 7-1-2 in 2009. Central Connecticut sits tied for fourth with the Bobcats as the Blue Devils have an overall record of 6-2-1 after beginning conference play with a 1-0-1 NEC record.
Senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) has been the Bobcats' backbone this season. Currently third in the nation in save percentage (.930), Hall has not allowed a goal in the last 210 minutes of play, including two shutouts this weekend. Hall has amassed five total shutouts this season, while posting a goals-against average of 0.49, second in the NEC and 15th in the nation.
The Bobcats' defense has been solid this season, holding opponents to just five goals. Quinnipiac also boasts the best team save percentage (.930) in Division I, while ranking 19th in shutouts, holding opponents scoreless in 56 percent of its games this season.
Heading into the final contest of a six-game homestand on Friday against Bryant at 3 p.m., the Bobcats have not lost in Hamden in 10 matches dating back to last season. In that time, Quinnipiac has posted a 5-0-5 mark at Quinnipiac Soccer Field, including a 2-0-4 record this season.