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Men's Soccer Heads to Canisius for First MAAC Contest

Quinnipiac Bobcats (2-4-1, 0-0-0 MAAC) vs.
Canisius Golden Griffs (2-3-1, 0-0-0 MAAC)
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Demske Sports Complex | Buffalo, NY
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Quinnipiac men's soccer begins the MAAC portion of its 2018 schedule on Wednesday, heading north to Buffalo to take on Canisius at 4 p.m.
 
LAST TIME OUT
  • Quinnipiac earned a 2-1 victory over Central Connecticut last Friday.
  • With the win, Quinnipiac head coach Eric Da Costa now has 99 career victories with the Bobcats.
  • Matt Taylor (Dublin, Ireland) netted two goals in the victory. The two goals are the senior captain's first two goals of 2018.
  • Taylor also recorded a team-high five shots, while Rashawn Dally (Bloomfield, CT), Eamon Whelan (New Fairfield, CT) and Jordon Bennett (Tumi Umi, Australia) all tallied two shots.
  • Quinnipiac outshot CCSU 13-10 in total. The Bobcats recorded nine shots in the second half of action – the most the program has recorded in a single half so far in 2018.
  • Jared Mazzola (Katonah, NY) turned in another impressive performance in net, making three saves en route to his second victory of the year.
SCOUTING CANISIUS
  • The Golden Griffs are 2-3-1 so far in 2018 with their last victory coming this past Saturday when they defeated the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 4-0.
  • Quinnipiac defeated Canisius, 3-0, in 2017. Dally, Taylor and William Pustari ('18) all netted goals in the Bobcats shutout victory.
HEAD COACH ERIC DA COSTA
  • Quinnipiac head coach Eric Da Costa enters his 14th season at the helm of the Bobcats' men's soccer program in 2018, becoming the longest tenured men's soccer coach in Quinnipiac's NCAA history.
  • Da Costa has a 99 career wins as head coach at Quinnipiac, needing just one more to reach the century mark.
WHELAN'S HOT START
  • Eamon Whelan (New Fairfield, Conn.) has scored four goals in Quinnipiac's first six contests, tied for the most of any MAAC player so far this year. The junior now has 17 goals in two-plus years with the program.
MAAC WEEKLY AWARDS
The Bobcats have won two individual conference weekly awards so far this season: PRESEASON ACCOLADES
  • Junior Conor McCoy (Newry, Northern Ireland) was named to the 2018 Preseason All-MAAC Team, the conference announced on Aug. 14.
  • The Bobcats were picked to finish fourth by the league's head coaches.
2018 LEADERSHIP COUNCIL LAST SEASON
  • Quinnipiac went 8-9-2 (6-2-0 MAAC) in 2017, earning the No. 5 seed in the 2017 MAAC Men's Soccer Championship.
  • The Bobcats defeated No. 4 Manhattan in the MAAC Tournament quarterfinals, then fell in penalty kicks at No. 1 Fairfield in the semifinal round.
  • The program returns three student-athletes that earned All-MAAC honors in 2017. Rashawn Dally (Bloomfield, Conn.) and Conor McCoy (Newry, Northern Ireland) were named to the All-MAAC Second Team, and freshman Paulo Soares (Quincy, MA) was named to the All-MAAC Rookie Team.
 
 
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