Men’s Soccer Hosts Hartford On Wednesday, Sept. 14 At 4 PM

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-3-0) (0-0-0 NEC) vs.
University of Hartford Hawks (1-4-0) (0-0-0 America East)
Quinnipiac Soccer Field – Hamden, Conn.

Bobcats Return Home

The Quinnipiac men's soccer team returns home following its two-game road trip to face non-conference opponent Hartford on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m.

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About Hartford
The Hawks are in the midst of a four-game losing streak following its most recent 3-2 loss to Campbell on Monday, Sept. 11. Hartford senior Jorge Rodriguez and junior James Stampoulos each scored for Hartford in the contest, while senior Luke Citriniti made four saves in net. On the season, Rohan Roye leads the team with two goals scored, while Patrick Boucher leads the squad with two assists. Citriniti holds a .682 save percentage, to go along with his 1.17 goals against average.

All-Time Against The Hawks
Wednesday's contest will be the 10th time to two sides face each other, as Quinnipiac holds a 4-3-2 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on September 7, 2010, Hartford defeated the Bobcats 2-0. The Bobcats held the Hawks scoreless in the first-half, but two second half goals put the game out of reach. Quinnipiac goalkeeper George Ellis turned away a game-high six shots for the Bobcats.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac was defeated by Yale, 3-2, on Friday, Sept. 9 at Reece Stadium. The Bobcats scored the first goal in the contest on a one-time strike by senior Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.), but allowed two early second half goals to the Bulldogs to fall behind, 2-1. Junior Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) tied the score on a powerful shot in the 85th minute of play, but Yale responded with a goal in the 88th minute to take the lead and eventual 3-2 victory. Freshman goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) made three saves in net for Quinnipiac.

Veteran Leaders
Suprise and Pereira factored in both goals in Friday's contest against Yale, as each collected a goal and an assist. Suprise leads all Quinnipiac scorers with four points on the year, while Pereira is tied with freshman Nils von der Heide (Munich, Germany) for second on the squad with three points. For Pereira, who has returned to form from his 2010 injury, this marked his first goal since November 13, 2009 in which he scored in the NEC Tournament game against Saint Francis.

Von der Heide notched his first assist of the season on Friday against Yale. The freshman has registered a point in two of the team's three games thus far.