Men's Soccer Set to Host Canisius on Saturday

Men's Soccer Set to Host Canisius on Saturday

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GAME 12
Saint Peter's (1-8-2, 0-5) vs. Canisius (8-3-1, 2-1-1)
Date: Sat, Oct. 14, 2017
Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Joseph J. Jaroschak Field, Jersey City, NJ

Next on Tap
The Peacocks will return home for a Saturday afternoon meeting with the Canisius College Golden Griffins. Opening kick is scheduled for 2pm.

Peacocks History with Canisius
The Peacocks and the Golden Griffins will meet for the 28th time since 1990. The Peacock trail Canisius 11-15-1, having lost three straight to Golden Griffins. The Peacocks last beat Canisius, 1-0 in 2013 at Jaroschak Field.

 

Last Meeting with the Golden Griffins
Last season in Buffalo, the Peacocks gave up two early goals within the matches' first 10 minutes and never rebounded, falling 2-1.

Canisius Scouting Report
Canisius currently has an 8-3-1 overall record and a 2-1-1 MAAC record on the season. The Golden Griffins opened MAAC play unbeaten, having recorded wins over Fairfield and Niagara and a tie with Siena. Canisius most recently were shutout by Quinnipiac, 3-0, last Saturday.  

Last Time Out
The Peacocks gave up a 1-0 heartbreaking loss to Fairfield on Wednesday night. After both teams remained scoreless for 88 minutes and the contest was looking to reach an overtime period, the Peacocks conceded a goal with less than two minutes left, resulting in the defeat.

Up Next
The Peacocks will stay home for their next meeting against Iona. The match is set for Wednesday, October 17 at 3pm.

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.

 

New Additions
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.