Quinnipiac University Bobcats (4-3-4, 2-0-1 MAAC)
Canisius College Griffs (6-4-2, 2-1-1 MAAC)
Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 3 p.m.
QU Soccer Field – Hamden, Conn.
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QU Hosts Canisius
Five teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) have two or more wins thus far, and two of them will meet on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the QU Soccer Field. The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team (4-3-4, 2-0-1 MAAC) welcomes Canisius College (6-4-2, 2-1-1 MAAC) to Hamden to break the deadlock between two seven-point teams in the standings.
Quinnipiac's game against Canisius 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 Canisius
Quinnipiac owns perfect 3-0 record all-time against the Griffs in a series that dates back to the 2003 campaign. The Bobcats took the first meeting by a final count of 2-1 in overtime; earned a convincing 5-0 victory in the next meeting, and most recently in 2008 defeated the Griffs, 3-2, up in Buffalo.
Scouting the Griffs
Canisius enters Saturday's matchup with an overall record of 6-4-2 and a 2-1-1 mark in MAAC competition. The Griffs serve as one of two teams (Rider) in the MAAC with six wins, and have really climbed the standings over the last three weeks. Canisius is 4-1-1 in its last six games, which includes two conference wins against Marist and Siena. Most recently, the Griffs survived a last-minute goal in regulation and rallied to earn a 2-1 double overtime victory against the Saints. Will Hudson leads the offense with five goals and one assist, while three others have three goals and a helper. Goalkeeper Ryan Arvin boasts a 1.13 goals against average and has saved just over 78 percent of the shots he's faced.
Last Time out against Marist
The Quinnipiac men's soccer team climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 1-0 victory against Marist at the QU Soccer Field (10/16). Tobi Esche provided the goal off a corner kick from James Doig and the Bobcats held on for the one-goal triumph. Quinnipiac dominated possession and controlled a heavy advantage in shots, 19-3.
Tobi Scores First Career Goal
Tobi Esche scored his first career goal against Marist (10/16) to lift the Bobcats to their second MAAC win this season. James Doig whipped in a cross from the left corner where Esche darted to the near post to flick a header into the top right corner for the game's lone goal.
Doig Dishin' Out Dimes
James Doig collected his second career assist against Marist (10/16). He is tied with Machel Baker for the team lead.
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 (12) and goals against average (1.24), and third all-time in wins (20).
You Can't lose If They Don't Score
The Bobcats' defense, led by goalkeeper Borja Angoitia, has posted clean sheets in six of its last seven games - against the Holy Cross (9/14), Army (9/18), Yale (9/28), Iona (10/5), Niagara (10/12) and Marist (10/16). 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 and against Marist.
He Shoots, He Scores
Simon Hinde scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season against Niagara (10/12), and has accounted for over 65 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.
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.
Quinnipiac is back in action next week with a pair of games on the road. The Bobcats travel to Manhattan on Wednesday, Oct. 23 (7 p.m.) and then head to Monmouth on Saturday, Oct. 26 (7 p.m.).