Men's Soccer Hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) And Robert Morris This Weekend
The Quinnipiac men's soccer team (3-4-0) (1-0-0 NEC) hosts Northeast Conference opponents Saint Francis (Pa.) (5-4-1) (1-1-0 NEC) and Robert Morris (4-4-1) (0-2-0 NEC) on Friday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 9. Friday's contest against Saint Francis (Pa.) begins at 4 p.m., while Sunday's game against Robert Morris is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
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About Saint Francis (Pa.)
The Red Flash are coming off a 1-0 shutout victory over NEC opponent Sacred Heart on Sunday, Oct. 2. Junior defender James Price scored the game-winning goal in the 74th minute of play, giving Saint Francis (Pa.) its first conference win of the season. Senior Darius Motazed picked up his third shutout of the season in the win. Overall, the Red Flash are led by freshman Pablo Medina's seven points (two goals, three assists), followed by junior Wayne Tiller's six points (two goals, two assists). Motazed has played the majority of games in net, accumulating a .875 save percentage to go along with a .57 goals against average.
All-Time Against The Red Flash
Friday's contest will be the 13th time the two sides face each other, as Quinnipiac holds a 6-5-1 all-time series lead. In the team's last meeting on October 8, 2010, the Red Flash emerged victorious with a 4-3 win after scoring three second-half goals, including their final two in the last three minutes of regulation. Senior forward Dwayne Mars netted his first two goals of the season for the Bobcats, while sophomore Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) tallied his first goal of the season in the loss. Sophomore Josh Lavallee (Upland, Calif.) made three saves in net for Quinnipiac.
About Robert Morris
The Colonials are coming off their second-consecutive loss after falling to Fairleigh Dickinson, 2-1, on Sunday, Oct. 8. Sophomore Daniel Calabretta gave the Colonials the early 1-0 lead when he scored in the third minute of play, but the Knights scored two second-half goals to take the win. Junior Toba Bolaji made five saves in net for the Colonials in defeat. Overall, sophomore Miro Cabrilo and sophomore Prince Samuels each have nine points on four goals and one assist. Bolaji has accumulated a .819 save percentage to go along with his .140 goals against average on the season.
All-Time Against The Colonials
Sunday's contest will be the 13th time the two sides face each other, as Robert Morris holds a 6-5-1 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on October 10, 2010, Robert Morris defeated Quinnipiac, 2-1. Senior Dwyane Mars added his third goal in his last two games, but Quinnipiac was unable to find another equalizer. Sophomore George Ellis made six saves in goal for Quinnipiac.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac lost to NJIT in overtime, 2-1, in its final non-conference game of the regular-season on Sunday, Oct. 2. Freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) netted his team-leading fourth goal of the season for the Bobcats in the 57th minute of play, but a goal in the third minute of extra time by Christian Galindo gave the Highlanders the victory. Junior Josh Lavallee (Upland, Calif.) made six saves in net for Quinnipiac.
Pereira Keys Victory
Senior forward Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) turned in his best game of the season against Bryant on Friday, Sept. 30, contributing in both goals, including an assist on the game-winning goal, during the Bobcats' 2-1 victory. Pereira scored his second goal of the season in the 37th minute of play off a beautiful right-footed strike, bending it into the upper left-hand portion of the net. Pereira assisted on Quinnipiac's second goal just over three minutes later, as he knocked in pass to junior William Daniels (Clackamas, Ore.) who blasted the ball into the back of the net.
Say Ola To My Little Friend
The freshman had another impactful weekend offensively for Quinnipiac, collecting a goal and an assist in the two games played. On Friday against Bryant, Ogunjobi assisted on the game's first goal, picking up his first assist of the season. On Sunday, Oct. 2 against NJIT, Ogunjobi netted Quinnipiac's only goal of the game, earning his ninth point in his last four games.
Junior William Daniels (Clackamas, Ore.) and freshman Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) each collected their first points of the season over the weekend. Daniels netted his first goal against Bryant, while Baker added an assist on Sunday against NJIT.
Quinnipiac ended the month of September on a three-game win streak, its longest such streak since the 2009 season.
Following this weekend's contests, Quinnipiac begins its longest stretch of road contests, beginning with Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m., followed by Monmouth on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., Mount St. Mary's on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. and Central Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac hosts Long Island on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. before visiting Sacred Heart on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The Bobcats will play their final regular-season on their home field when they host St. Francis (N.Y.) on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.