Men's Soccer Matched Up Against Bryant And New Jersey Institute Of Technology This Weekend

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-7-1) (1-2-0 NEC) vs.
Bryant University Bulldogs (3-6-1) (1-2-1 NEC)
Bryant Track and Turf Complex - Smithfield, R.I.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-7-1) (1-2-0 NEC) vs.
New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders (3-7-0)
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.

Weekend Ahead

The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team travels to Smithfield, R.I. to play Northeast Conference opponent Bryant University on Friday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. The squad will then return home on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. for its final non-conference game of the season against New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Follow The Bobcats
Live Stats for both Quinnipiac men's soccer games will be available. To access live stats, please click on the appropriate links on women's ice hockey schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

About Bryant University
Bryant welcomes Quinnipiac to Smithfield, R.I. after coming off an exhilarating 2-1 overtime victory on October 10 against Long Island. Senior midfielder Norbert Guery scored the game-winning goal just four minutes into extra-time to give Bryant its first victory since a September 15 victory over Army. In its last six games, Bryant is 1-4-1, with two brutal losses, 4-0 and 5-0, against Saint Francis (Pa.) and Saint Francis (N.Y.), respectively. The Bulldogs have a well balanced offensive attack, as three different players share the team-lead in points with four. Guery and freshman midfielder Christian Carrasquillo share the team-lead with two goals apiece. Senior goalkeeper Victor Tutino is the veteran leader on the back line, as he has posted a .726 save percentage and a 2.08 goals-against average this season.

All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Friday's game against Bryant will be the second time the two teams have faced each other. Last season, freshman forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) had one of his best games of the season, scoring a hat-trick to lead the Bobcats in a 3-0 victory.

About New Jersey Institute of Technology
The Highlanders are 3-7-0 overall in season action, and come to Hamden, Conn. after a 1-0 victory over Rutgers University on October 5. Junior forward Rahim Stennett scored the winning goal in the 62nd minute to halt NJIT's six-game losing streak. Sophomore midfielder Jack McVey leads the team with five goals, and is followed by Stennett and freshman midfielder Nils Warfving who each have three scores on the year. Sophomore forward Pete Walker leads the Highlanders with three assists. In goal for NJIT is freshman goalkeeper John Ricketti, who has made 33 saves for a .589 save percentage and a 2.20 goals-against average.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac endured a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Robert Morris University on Sunday, Oct. 10 in Moon Township, Pa. Senior forward Dwayne Mars (St. Michael, Barbados) scored his third goal of the season in the 54th minute of action, but the Bobcats were unable to find the game-tying tally before the end of regulation.

Mars Is Out Of This World
In his last two games the forward has found his touch, scoring his first three goals of the season in those contests. On October 8th against Saint Francis (Pa.), Mars scored the second and third goals for Quinnipiac in the match.

Surprise Gets In On The Act
The Milwaukee, Wis. native registered his first goal and assist of the season on October 8 against Saint Francis (Pa.). Suprise, who was the leading scorer for the Bobcats a season ago, looks poised to continue this surge as conference play heats up in October.

Home Action
Following Sunday's home matchup against NJIT, Quinnipiac returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. at Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. as it hosts NEC opponent Sacred Heart.