October 28, 2010

Men's Soccer Travels To Face Saint Francis (N.Y.) And Long Island

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-9-1) (2-4-0 NEC) vs.
Saint Francis (N.Y.) Terriers (4-8-2) (2-5-0 NEC)
Aviator Sports & Recreation Complex - Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-9-1) (2-4-0 NEC) vs.
Long Island University Blackbirds (5-9-1) (2-4-1 NEC)
LIU Field - Brooklyn, N.Y.

Northeast Conference Games This Weekend

The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team travels to Brooklyn, N.Y. to play its final Northeast Conference regular-season road games against Saint Francis (N.Y.) on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. and Long Island University on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.

Follow The Bobcats
Live Stats for both Quinnipiac men's soccer games will be available. To access live stats, please click on the appropriate links on the men's soccer schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

About Saint Francis (N.Y.)
Saint Francis (N.Y.) is coming of a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday, Oct. 24. The game-winning goal was scored in the 89th minute of play to extend the Terriers losing streak to three games. Saint Francis (N.Y.) is led by senior forward John Sallhag who has scored a team-high eight goals on the year. Sophomore midfielder Adam Maabdi leads the team with five assists and is second on the team in points with nine. The Terriers look towards junior goalkeeper Curtis Julien to protect the net, as he has compiled a .730 save percentage for a 1.45 goals-against average.

All-Time Against The Terriers
Friday's contest will be the 13th time the two teams will have played each other. In their last meeting on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, Quinnipiac defeated Saint Francis (N.Y) in penalty kicks to advance to the NEC Championship Game against Monmouth. Sophomore forward Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) scored Quinnipiac's lone goal in regulation to send the game into overtime. Senior defender Shane Recklet (Shelton, Conn.) punched Quinnipiac's ticket into the championship game on his goal in the final round of penalty kicks.

About Long Island University
Long Island welcomes Quinnipiac to Brooklyn after enduring a 1-0 loss against Robert Morris on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Moon Township, Pa. The Blackbirds are led by sophomore forward Jakeem Johnson who has five goals and one assist on the season. Senior forward Juan Lanza is tied for second on the team in points with eight (three goals, two assists). Junior forward Steve Jakubowski leads the team with six assists on the year. In goal for the Blackbirds is junior goalkeeper Adam Janssen. He has compiled a .743 save percentage to go along with his 1.55 goals-against average.

All-Time Against The Blackbirds
Sunday's game will be the 12th time the two teams will have faced each other. Last season on October 23, 2009, the Bobcats defeated the Blackbirds, 1-0, on a goal from sophomore forward Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) in the 85th minute of play. With the tie, Quinnipiac maintained its undefeated conference record of 5-0-1.

Last Time Out
In its last match, Quinnipiac lost in overtime to conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson, 1-0, on Sunday, Oct. 24. Fairleigh Dickinson's freshman goalkeeper Jacob Lissek stifled the Bobcats offense, as he turned away eight shots on the afternoon.

Wing Threat
Senior forward Dominic Adams (John Dial, Trinidad and Tobago) collected two assists on Friday, Oct. 22 against Sacred Heart in a 2-0 victory. Both assist came off great individual efforts as he blew by his defender down the sideline and laced a cross into the box which resulted in two separate goals from sophomore forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) and sophomore defender William Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H.).

A Look Ahead
Quinnipiac will host its final two regular-season games on Friday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. against Central Connecticut State and Sunday, Nov 7 at 1 p.m. against Monmouth University.