October 21, 2010
Men's Soccer Hosts Sacred Heart And Fairleigh Dickinson
Friday, October 22, 2010 - 3
Bobcats (2-8-1) (1-3-0 NEC) vs.
Sacred Heart University
Pioneers (9-3-1) (4-1-1 NEC)
Sunday, October 24, 2010 -
Bobcats (2-8-1) (1-3-0 NEC) vs.
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
(6-6-0) (2-3-1 NEC)
Quinnipiac Soccer Field -
Northeast Conference Games This Weekend
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team hosts Northeast
Conference opponents Sacred Heart University and Fairleigh
Dickinson University on Friday and Sunday afternoon this weekend.
Friday's game against Sacred Heart is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start
while Sunday's contest against Fairleigh Dickinson is set to start
at 12 p.m.
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About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart comes to Hamden as the top team in the NEC. In its
last game, the Pioneers defeated Robert Morris, 2-1, as senior
midfielders Mario Mililli and Lusiano Dadario scored two first half
goals in the win. Sophomore midfielder Marcello Castro leads all
Sacred Heart scorers with nine points (four goals, one assist). He
is closely followed by sophomore forward Brian Francolini, who has
three goals and two assists. Junior goalkeeper Alex Fait is having
a tremendous season in goal for the Pioneers, as he has allowed
just 14 goals in 13 games for a 1.02 goals-against average,
second-best in league play.
All-Time Against The Pioneers
Friday's game against Sacred Heart will be the 12th time the two
teams will have faced each other. Quinnipiac dominates the all-time
series with a 9-2 record. Last season, the Bobcats defeated Sacred
Heart, 1-0, on a goal from junior defender Pierre
Soubrier (Aurignac, France) in the 76th minute of play. The win
propelled the Bobcats into a first-place tie with Monmouth
University in the NEC standings.
About Fairleigh Dickinson University
In its last contest, the Knights won its second conference game of
the season over Saint Francis (Pa.) to move into a tie for sixth
place. Freshman midfielder Michael Calderon scored the game-winning
goal in the 30th minute to lead the Knights to an undefeated
weekend. Calderon scored the game tying goal the previous game
against Robert Morris, and was awarded both adidas/NEC Player and
Rookie of the Week honors, as announced by the league on October
18. Sophomore midfielder Dominic Reinold is the team leader in
goals (five) and assists (four). The Knights are also led
offensively by senior midfielder Samson Malijani, who has
registered three goals and one assist in only eight games played.
Freshman goalkeeper Jacob Lissek is the last line of defense for
the Knights, as he has compiled a .780 save percentage to go along
with his 1.16 goals-against average.
All-Time Against The Knights
Sunday's matchup will be the 15th time the two squads will have
faced each other. Fairleigh Dickinson owns the series lead, 11-3.
In the last meeting between the two, Quinnipiac defeated the
Knights, 1-0, on an amazing goal from freshman forward Philip
Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) in the 90th minute. His shot from
nearly 40 yards out bent around the Knights goalkeeper and into the
far corner to give Quinnipiac its third straight conference
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac pulled out an emphatic 3-0 victory over conference
opponent New Jersey Institute of Technology on Sunday, Oct. 17.
Sophomore forward William
Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H.) scored Quinnipiac's first goal in
the 25th minute to give the Bobcats the early 1-0 advantage. The
Bobcats got some breathing room when senior midfielder Fabricio
Silva (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) scored his first-career goal in
the 84th minute to increase Quinnipiac's lead to 2-0. Senior
Mars (St. Michael, Barbados) put an exclamation point on the
afternoon with his team-leading fourth goal of the season in the
90th minute of play. The victory was the first conference win for
the Bobcats and improved their overall home record to 2-1-1.
Will. I. Am. Cavallo
Cavallo scored his first-career goal on Sunday, Oct. 17 against
NJIT in the 30th minute of play in Quinnipiac's 3-0 win. The
sophomore defender has started in eight of the Bobcats' 11 games.
His aggressive play will be crucial for Quinnipiac's success at it
enters the latter stages of the season.
The Belo Horizonte, Brazil native blasted his first-career goal on
Sunday, Oct. 17 against NJIT. The crafty midfielder put a charge
into the ball from 35 yards out that cruised into the upper left
corner of the net, giving NJIT freshman goalkeeper John Ricketti no
chance for a save.
Mars On A Roll
Mars scored his fourth goal in as many games on Sunday, Oct. 17
against NJIT. Already the active team-leader in goals, the tally
for Mars was his 10th career goal scored.
Back On The Road
Following this weekend's games, Quinnipiac returns to action on
Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. against NEC opponent Saint Francis (N.Y.)
in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.