October 15, 2013

Men’s Soccer Hosts Marist on Wednesday at 3 PM; Game Available Live on YouTube

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-3-4, 1-0-1 MAAC)
Marist College Red Foxes (2-9-0, 1-2-0 MAAC)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 3 p.m.
QU Soccer Field – Hamden, Conn.
 

Multimedia vs. Marist
Live Stats
Live Video
Quinnipiac Game Notes


Marist Comes to Town
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team (3-3-4, 1-0-1 MAAC) has remained unbeaten through its first two games in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and will look to continue the trend on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Bobcats welcome Marist College (2-9-0, 1-2-0 MAAC) to Mount Carmel Campus for a 3 p.m. kickoff at the QU Soccer Field. 

Multimedia Links
Quinnipiac's game against Marist College will be streamed live across the world on YouTube.com. Bobcat fans can access live video - with play-by-play and color commentary provided by QBSN - by clicking on the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or by visiting YouTube.com/quinnipiacathletics, clicking on "Videos" and then "Events". 

Series History against Marist
Quinnipiac welcomes another unfamiliar foe to Hamden on Wednesday, a Marist team that they have seen only five times overall and just once in the Division I era. The Bobcats are 2-2-1 against the Red Foxes, with both wins and the tie coming on their home turf. In the lone meeting as DI affiliates, Quinnipiac mustered a 3-1 victory back in 2007.    

Scouting the Red Foxes
Marist's 2-9-0 record may be a bit deceiving without looking at its 2013 schedule. The Red Foxes took on one of the most challenging non-conference slates among MAAC teams, which included BIG EAST foe Villanova and a tough Hartford team out of the America East. Nonetheless, scoring goals has not come easy for Marist as the Red Foxes average less than one goal (0.73) per game, while allowing 2.18 from their opposition. Steven Arraiano leads the team with three goals and one assist, and Greg Davis stands right behind him with two tallies and a helper. Anthony Sokalski will likely be in net, logging every minute thus for the Red Foxes.

Last Time out against Niagara
Quinnipiac went on the road for its first MAAC road game and defeated Niagara University, 1-0, at the NU Soccer Field in Niagara University, N.Y (10/12). The Bobcats' lone goal came off the foot of Simon Hinde, with an assist from Ola Ogunjobi, and bumped Quinnipiac to four points on the 2013 season. Borja Angoitia was credited with his fifth shutout of the campaign.

Angoitia in the Record Books
Borja Angoitia continues to climb upwards in Quinnipiac's all-time record books. He currently finds himself standing alone in second place in three career statistical categories at QU. He is second in career shutouts (11), goals against average (1.27) and wins (19).

You Can't lose If They Don't Score
The Bobcats' defense, led by goalkeeper Borja Angoitia, has posted clean sheets in five of its last six games - against the Holy Cross (9/14), Army (9/18), Yale (9/28), Iona (10/5) and Niagara (10/12). Angoitia recorded three saves against the Crusaders, a season-high 10 saves against the Black Knights, tallied two saves against the Bulldogs, and then five against the Gaels and one at Niagara.

He Shoots, He Scores
Simon Hinde scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season against Niagara (10/12), and has accounted for 75 percent of the team's total offense. His six tallies also have him amongst the MAAC leaders as well.  He has goals against Providence (8/30), Boston College (9/2), Lafayette (9/7), Holy Cross (9/14), Yale (9/28) and the Purple Eagles. 

Baker Chips In
Machel Baker has Quinnipiac's other two goals this season, both coming early on. Baker tallied a goal and an assist against Providence (8/30); scored again against Boston College (9/2); and then tallied an assist in the game against Lafayette (9/7). 

Ogunjobi With The Assist
Ola Ogunjobi factored in Quinnipiac's 1-0 win at Niagara (10/12), dishing out an assist on the lone goal. He has six goals and two assists for his career at Quinnipiac.

Looking Ahead
Quinnipiac is back in action this weekend with its third MAAC home game of the season. The Bobcats play host to Canisius on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at the QU Soccer Field.