Saint Peter's (0-0-1) at Hartwick (0-2)
Date: Fri, Sep. 1, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Elmore Field, Oneonta, NY
Saint Peter's (0-0-1) vs St. Francis Brooklyn (1-1)
Date: Sun, Sep. 3, 2017
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Caven Point Turf Field, Jersey City, NJ
Next on Tap
Saint Peter's men's soccer will play in two contests this weekend on Friday and Sunday. On Friday, the Peacocks will travel to Oneonta, New York to face Hartwick of the Sunbelt Conference, then the team will come back to Jersey City for the season home opener against St. Francis Brooklyn of the NEC.
Series History with Hartwick
The Peacocks and the Hawks will meet for the third time in the last four seasons and will be meeting in Oneonta, New York, for the second time after hosting Hartwick in 2016. The Peacocks hold a 1-0-1 series lead. The teams played to a 1-1 draw in Jersey City in last year's contest, and the Peacocks knocked off the Hawks, 2-1 in the 2014 Mayor's Cup tournament.
Hartwick Scouting Report
The Hawks enter Friday night's meeting with the Peacocks at 0-2, having loses to Vermont, 4-1 and MAAC member Marist, 2-1. Marc Berry and Jamie O'Graady each have tallied one goal for the Hawks.
All-Time against SFC
The Peacocks and the Terriers will be meeting for the 13th time in the series history dating back to 1970, with the Peacocks trailing 4-6-2. The Peacocks and Terriers have gone into double overtime in each of the last two meetings, with the Peacocks falling 2-1 last season and the teams playing to a 1-1 tie in 2015.
The Terriers are currently 1-1, but will also have a Friday night contest against George Washington prior to Sunday's meeting with the Peacocks. St. Francis fell, 2-1 in the season opener against UMass, but bounced back to knock off Lafayette, 2-1 on Tuesday. Matteo Caribotti leads the team with two goals, including Tuesday's game-winner.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks and Seton Hall played to a 1-1 draw in the season openers for both programs. Freshman, Jordan Jowers scored the Peacocks lone goal in the 38' to give the Peacocks a 1-0 lead early in the contest.
The Peacocks hit the road again for the next two contest beginning on Saturday, September 9 at Sacred Heart and then Wednesday, September 13 at La Salle.
Looking Back at 2016
Saint Peter's ended the 2016 season with a 3-13-2 record overall and a 2-8 record in the MAAC. The Peacocks finished the 2016 regular season atop of the conference in saves and saves per game. Goalkeeper, Jamie Cleland led the MAAC in saves and saves per game in his final season as a Peacock. Luke Fairlamb ended his career ranked in the league's top five in points, points per game, goals, goals per game, assists, and assists per game en route to spots on the All-MAAC First team and ECAC All-Star Frist team.
Looking Forward to 2017
The Peacocks return 13 players after losing 10 seniors from last season. Returning players who appeared and started in more than half of last season's games include Michael Crentsil, Davis Hocking, Gabrielle Bandelli, Rodrigo DaSilva, Ezequiel Cei, and Andrew Romero.
The Peacocks may have lost 10 seniors after last season, but Richens added nine new student-athletes to the squad for the 2017 season. Robbie Anderson, Tom Coulson, Jordan Jowers, Dominic Laws, Anton Moore, Steve Parry, Jonathan Sandoval, Abdoulaye Sarr, and Phillip Smith join the lineup.
About the Coach
Julian Richens enters his seventh season in 2017 as the Peacocks head coach. In 2016, Richens led the Peacocks to a 1-0 win over MAAC powerhouse rival and defending regular season champion, Monmouth. The win over Monmouth was the first in program history with Monmouth as a member of the MAAC. The Peacocks also led the MAAC in saves and saves per game in 2016. Richens led Saint Peter's to a team-best seven wins with him at the helm in 2015, while the Peacocks also advanced to the MAAC Tournament. Richens has coached two All-MAAC first-team selection, five All-MAAC second-team honorees and one All-Rookie team selection in his tenure at Saint Peter's.