PRINCETON, N.J. (9/15/13) - Undefeated Loyola hosts Princeton men's soccer in a Wednesday night game at Ridley Athletics Complex at 7 p.m.
The teams last faced each other during the 2008 season, a 1-0 Loyola win in Maryland when it was ranked No. 16 in the nation. Loyola won the previous game as well, a 2-1 contest that was Princeton's 2007 home opener. Princeton's last win in the series came in 2006, a 3-1 victory.
Princeton is 1-2 and coming off of a win over Seton Hall in its home opener on Sunday. Both of Princeton's losses have been on the road, a one-goal game at Rutgers last week and 3-0 at FDU. The Tigers have been having much more successful second halves with a shot differential of 14 (6-20--26) between the two halves. Sophomore Thomas Sanner leads the team in scoring with one goal and one assist. Junior Cameron Porter and freshman Bryan Windsor each have a goal apiece, while sophomore Nico Hurtado has one helper. Senior Seth MacMillan has played all 270 minutes in goal and has a 2.00 goals against average and a .571 save percentaging allowing six on 14 shots.
Loyola is unbeaten and coming off of three straight wins, its best start since 2008, and is 4-0-1 overall. Sophomore Larry Ndjock leads the offense with a league-best six goals while junior Connor Thompson is second on the team with three goals. Diego McQuestion and Stepehen Dooley both have four points, with Dooley taking the lead in the assist column with four. Senior Thurman Van Riper and freshman Jordan Watson have both seen playing time and each has a shutout under his respective belt. Van Riper has started in four games and is 3-0-1 with a 0.98 GAA and an .826 save percentage, allowing four goals on 23 shots. Waterson is 1-0 and has made three saves on three shots in 100 minutes.
Check out This Week in Princeton Men's Soccer #2 with Patrick O'Neil