Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2-4-1, 0-0 NEC)
St. Francis (N.Y.) College Terriers (3-4-1, 0-0 NEC)
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 3 p.m.
Aviator Sports & Recreation Center - Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
Hello Northeast Conference
After opening day was prolonged due to inclement weather, the Quinnipiac University men's soccer team (2-4-1, 0-0 NEC) will try again on Sunday, September 30. The Bobcats look ahead to St. Francis (N.Y.) in Brooklyn, an NEC match-up slated for 3 p.m.
All-Time Against St. Francis (N.Y.)
Another challenging test, St. Francis (N.Y.) holds a 7-2-3 all-time advantage against the Bobcats. The Terriers have surrendered just two points on their home turf, only allowing two goals in six games.
Scouting the Terriers
Selected to finish fifth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Poll, the Terriers are 3-4-1 through eight games thus far. St. Francis (N.Y.) has bounced back nicely from a dreadful 1-4 start, now unbeaten in its last three outings (2-0-1). Conversely to Quinnipiac's first opponent of the weekend, the Terriers rely on a formidable offense for success on the field. St. Francis (N.Y.) leads the conference in goals (15), goals per game (1.88), points (40) and points per game (5.00) thus far. Adam Maabdi and Kevin Correa lead the way with four goals apiece to go along with three assists between the two.
Last Time Against St. Francis (N.Y.)
The Bobcats concluded their 2011 season with a 2-1 loss at the QU Soccer Field last season. Overall, Borja Angoitia and Josh Lavallee combined to make seven saves in net for Quinnipiac, while Tyler Clarhaut turned away seven shots for the Terriers. St. Francis (N.Y.) held the slight overall shot advantage, 24-to-17, as well as an 8-to-3 edge in corner kicks.
Atop The NEC
Philip Suprise sits atop the Northeast Conference in several statistical categories. He ranks first in points (13), points per game (1.86) goals (6) and goals per game (0.86). Furthermore on a national front, he ranks 13th and 14th in goals and points per game respectively.
Daniels Back On Track
William Daniels found the back of the net for the third time this season against Vermont (Sept. 22). Daniels' collected the late equalizer in the 75th minute to send the game into overtime at the QU Soccer Field.
Streak Ends At Six
Philip Suprise registered game's first goal against Vermont (Sept. 22), scoring his sixth straight goal for the Bobcats. The senior forward has six goals in the last five games, accounting for all but one of the team's goals during the stretch. Furthermore, he moved into 10th place all-time in points (52), a two-way tie for eighth place all-time in goals (23) and remains in two assists shy of cracking top 15 all-time.
Quinnipiac endures its second weekend of NEC action, playing host to Sacred Heart on Friday, October 5, and then traveling to St. Francis (N.Y.) on Sunday, October 7. Game times are set for 3:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
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