Men's Soccer Recap: Weeks Two and Three
Sept. 12, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - After a 5-1 loss to St. Francis (N.Y.), the men's soccer team stepped up its defense to shut out Kentucky and Stony Brook until the final 20 and 15 minutes of regulation in each match, respectively, before eventually falling to both teams by final scores of 2-0.
Looking ahead, the squad will host Rider this Saturday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. on Finnesey Field. SJU is 19-10-5 all-time against Rider. The last time the two teams met was October 4, 2008. The Hawks came out with the win, 2-0.
The team will have a week off from games before traveling to Cornell next Saturday, September 22 and Bucknell on Tuesday, September 25.
Hawk Happenings: The men's soccer program will host its Annual Alumni and Family Day and celebrate Youth Soccer Month with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer on Saturday, September 15. Former players and coaches are invited to return to campus with their families to participate in the festivities, which begin with a children's clinic at 1:00 p.m. and will be followed by the Alumni Game at 2:00 p.m. on Finnesey Field. For more information on Alumni and Family Day and Youth Soccer Month, please visit the respective links: Alumni and Family Day and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Month.
McGlynn's Moment: Junior midfielder Pat McGlynn scored Saint Joseph's lone goal of the week in a 5-1 loss to St. Francis on Sept. 1...At the 50:27 mark just five minutes into the second half, McGlynn dribbled past a Terrier defender and found the back of the net for the Hawks...The goal marked McGlynn's first of the season and third of his career.
No Denying the Defense: SJU doubled its saves per game average in its second and third weeks, averaging 5.3 saves per game against St. Francis, Kentucky, and Stony Brook combined in comparison to 2.5 saves per game in the squad's first two outings of the season.
Numbers in the Net: Senior goalkeeper Andrew D'Ottavi made 15 saves while allowing nine goals in three games to tally a .600 saves per game percentage since September 1...The captain stands fourth in saves (20) and eighth in saves per game (4) in the Atlantic 10 Conference rankings (as of September 10).