August 31, 2012

Men's Soccer Opens Series With Lafayette; Host Leopards On Sunday Afternoon

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Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-1, 0-0 NEC)
Lafayette Leopards (0-1, 0-0 Patriot League)
Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 1 p.m.
QU Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.

Home Sweet Home
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team (1-1, 0-0 NEC) will look to make it two straight wins on Sunday, September 2 at the QU Soccer Field, when the Bobcats welcome Lafayette (0-1, 0-0 Patriot League) to Mount Carmel Campus. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

All-Time Against Lafayette
Sunday's matinee marks the first meeting between the two programs.

Scouting the Leopards
The Lafayette Leopards suffered a tough loss in the season-opener, as NEC foe Fairleigh Dickinson snatched a late goal for a 1-0 victory. Despite the setback, Lafayette has a lot to be excited about for the 2012 campaign. Head coach Dennis Bohn enters his 12th season on the Lafayette sidelines and has produced a winning record in each of his 11 seasons at Lafayette. The streak is equaled by only 10 other Division I programs, as the Leopards look to extend the run in 2012 with a team that features 18 returning letter-winners - including eight starters and six seniors. Defensively, senior forward Kyle Scharfenberg will be on the Bobcats' radar, considering his success in his junior season. He led the team with seven goals and two assists for a total of 16 points.

On The Air
Sunday's game can be heard live through the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network (QBSN) by clicking the appropriate link on the official website of QU athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Live statistics will also be available.

Last Time Out
Fellow classmates William Daniels and Robbie MacLarney combined for a pair of first half goals to lead the Bobcats to a 2-1 win at Holy Cross on Thursday night at the Linda J. Smith Soccer Stadium. Daniels tucked a shot into the bottom right corner after receiving a useful pass from Philip Suprise, while MacLarney capitalized on a penalty kick in the 38th minute for the game-winner.

Lucky # Seven
Senior William Daniels collected his seventh career goal against the Crusaders on Thursday night. A tremendous offseason seems to have paid dividends for the striker, as the Oregon native has a goal in each of the first two games.

Big Mac
Senior Robbie McLarney registered his first career goal in a Bobcat uniform on Thursday night.

Making His Mark
With his first assist of the 2012 season, Philip Suprise moved into sole possession of 17th place on the all-time points list at Quinnipiac. He needs three assists to crack top 15 for the category, and remains one goal behind 12th place on the scoring list.

Welcome Aboard
In his first game as a Bobcat, junior Sam Nicol made an immediate impact against Boston College (Aug. 24). His creativity in the middle of the field set Daniels up for the team's lone goal.

Looking Ahead
QU returns to the pitch on Saturday, September 8 with its second road game of the season. The Bobcats travel to the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Md. for a 7 p.m. tilt with the Loyola Greyhounds.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu