Bobcats Host Greyhounds
The Quinnipiac men's soccer team hosts non-conference opponent Loyola (Md.) on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.
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About Loyola (Md.)
The Greyhounds are coming off their fourth straight victory after a 2-0 shutout win over UMBC on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Senior Wade McHugh and sophomore Diego McQuestion each scored their first goals of the season for Loyola (Md.). Sophomore Geaton Caltabiano leads the squad with two goals and four assists on the year, followed by sophomore Stephen Dooley's two goals and two assists. Kyle Wittman holds a .875 save percentage to go along with a .72 goals against average on the season.
All-Time Against The Greyhounds
Saturday's contest will be the fourth time the two sides face each other, as Loyola holds a 0-2-1 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, Loyola (Md.) defeated Quinnipiac, 2-1. Sophomore forward William Daniels (Clackamas, Ore.) gave the Bobcats the 1-0 late in the first-half, but the Greyhounds tied the score just under two minutes later. Eddie Dines netted the game-winning goal for Loyola (Md.) with ten minutes remaining in the contest. George Ellis made a game-high five saves in net for Quinnipiac.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac won its first game of the season in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Hartford on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as freshman Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) netted the game-winning goal with just over a minute remaining in regulation. The goal for Ogunjobi was his third goal of the contest and marked the first hat trick for the Bobcats since October, 9, 2009. Freshman goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) made three saves in net for Quinnipiac.
Hat Trick Hero
The freshman had the magic touch on Wednesday versus Hartford, scoring three goals on three shots on net. The hat trick marked the first points of the season for Ogunjobi, who catapulted to the top as the team-leader with six points on the year.
Wednesday's game against Hartford saw multiple changes in momentum. Quinnipaic took a 2-0 lead early in the second half, yet fell behind, 3-2, after the Hawks scored three straight goals. The Bobcats then ended the game scoring the final two goals in the final 30 minutes of play.
The Bobcats more than doubled their season goal total (coming into the game with three goals) following the four-goal outburst. The last time the Bobcats scored four goals came in a 4-3 overtime victory over Central Connecticut on November 5, 2010.
Hartford scored the game's only goal in the first-half: an own goal. Junior forward William Daniels (Clackamas, Ore.) lobbed a ball into the middle of the field, where a Hartford defender inexplicably headed the ball towards his own goalkeeper, Luke Cintriniti. Cintriniti had come off his line, and was unable to reach the ball as it sailed over his outstretched hand, into the net.
Senior William Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H) and sophomore Tim Quigley (Ridgefield, Conn.) each picked up their first assist of the season on Wednesday against Hartford. For Quigley, the assist marked his first point in a Quinnipiac uniform.
Following Saturday's contest against Loyola (Md.), the Bobcats will host Bryant for their first NEC game of the season on Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. The Bobcats travel to NJIT on Sunday, Oct. 2 to play their last remaining non-conference game of the season.
Quinnipiac then hosts St. Francis (Pa.) on Friday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m., followed by a matchup against Robert Morris on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. Quinnipiac then begins its longest stretch of road contests, beginning with Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m., followed by Monmouth on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., Mount St. Mary's on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. and Central Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac hosts Long Island on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. before visiting Sacred Heart on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The Bobcats will play their final regular-season on their home field when they host St. Francis (N.Y.) on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.