Saint Peter's (1-3-2, 0-0) at Marist (4-4, 0-0)
Date: Wed, Sep. 27, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field, Poughkeepsie, NY
Next on Tap
Saint Peter's men's soccer will kick-off MAAC play on the road in Poughkeepsie, NY when the team takes on Marist College. The contest will be played on Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm.
Series History with Marist
The Peacocks and Red Foxes have met 30 times dating back to 1980, with the Peacocks holding a slight 15-14-1 advantage over the Red Foxes. Despite the one game advantage that the Peacocks hold all-time, they have dropped the previous two meetings to Marist and are 1-4 in the last five matchups.
Last Time we met the Red Foxes
In last season's contest, the Peacocks fell 2-0 to Marist in Jersey City.
Marist Scouting Report
Marist brings an even, 4-4 mark into MAAC play on Wednesday. The Red Foxes ended a three-game losing streak on Sunday, against St. Bonaventure when they earned a 3-1 win at home. Marist is currently 2-0 in games at home. Leading the Red Foxes and ranking second in the MAAC in points, is Allen Gavilanes who currently has three goals and six assists for 12 points.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks concluded non-conference action with a 1-1 draw against Bucknell. Gabrielle Bandelli scored the goal for the Peacocks in the 22' giving the Peacocks a 1-0 early lead. After giving up a goal in the second half, the Peacocks failed to score the golden goal in two overtime periods, leading to a tie.
The Peacocks return home for the MAAC home-opener against hOURglass Rival Rider on Saturday, September 30. Kick-off will be at 2pm.
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.