Men's Soccer Hosts Final Games Of The 2010 Season Against Central Connecticut And Monmouth
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 2 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-11-1) (2-6-0 NEC) vs.
Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils (4-9-3) (1-5-3 NEC)
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-1-1) (2-6-0 NEC) vs.
Monmouth University Hawks (12-1-2) (6-0-2 NEC)
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.
Season's Final Weekend
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team hosts its final two Northeast Conference regular season games this weekend on Friday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. against Central Connecticut State University and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. against Monmouth University. Prior to Sunday's match, Quinnipiac's eight seniors will be honored in a rose ceremony, as it will be their final game in a Quinnipiac uniform.
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.
Sunday's contest will be the final home game for eight Bobcats on the men's soccer team. Seniors Dominic Adams (John Dial, Trinidad and Tobago), Johan Karlhagen (Gothenburg, Sweden), Dwayne Mars (St. Michael, Barbados), Nick Pelicaen (Schoten, Belgium), Fabricio Silva (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Pierre Soubrier (Aurignac, France), Tolle Staffanson (Goteborg, Sweden) and Rodrigo Uchoa (Brasilia, Brazil) will be highlighted in pre-game ceremonies.
About Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut comes into Hamden tied for last place in the NEC with a 1-5-3 NEC (4-9-3 Overall) record. In its last contest on October 31, Central Connecticut tied St. Francis (N.Y.), 2-2, as senior's Robert Cavener and Connor Smith each netted a goal. Cavener is the team-leader in points with 10 (three goals, four assists), while Smith is third on the team with five points (two goals, one assist). Sophomore goalkeeper Anthony Occialini has made 50 saves on the season for the Blue Devils, compiling a .746 save percentage and a 1.10 goals-against average.
All-Time Against The Blue Devils
Friday's contest will be the 12th time the two squads will have faced each other. In their last meeting on November 6, 2009, Quinnipiac defeated Central Connecticut 1-0. Freshman forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute of play on an assist from junior midfielder Dominic Adams (John Dial, Trinidad and Tobago). The win for the Bobcats helped them clinch the 3rd seed in the NEC Tournament.
About Monmouth University
Quinnipiac welcomes the 11th ranked team in the country, and the first-place squad in the NEC, for its final home game of the season. The Hawks have dominated league play this year, earning a 6-0-2 NEC record. The Hawks are riding an eight game unbeaten streak and are coming off a 3-0 victory over Robert Morris on October, 31. Senior midfielder and reigning NEC player of the week, Ryan Kinne, leads the charge with a team-high 12 goals scored. His 28 points are both a team and league best. In goal for the Hawks is senior goalkeeper Bryan Meredith, who has an incredible .45 goals-against average and a .857 save percentage on the season.
All-Time Against The Hawks
Sunday's game will be the 13th time the two teams will have faced each other and the first time they will have squared off since the 2009 NEC Championship game. On November, 15, Monmouth defeated Quinnipiac 2-1 to earn its first NEC title since 2005. Senior forward Shane Recklet scored the Bobcats lone goal in the 61st minute of play.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac was defeated, 3-2, by Long Island University on Sunday, Oct. 31 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Suprise and sophomore forward William Daniels (Bethany, Conn.) each tallied two first half goals for the Bobcats. Sophomore defender William Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H.) earned his first assist of the season on Daniels' goal.
The scores for Suprise and Daniels against Long Island were the third and second of the season, respectively, for the forwards, as these numbers rank first and second on the team for strikers.
Quinnipiac will look to make a mark on Monmouth's unblemished NEC record in its final game of the season. The Bobcats have not defeated the Hawks since 2004; however six of the last seven games have been decided by one goal or fewer.