Saint Peter's (3-10-2, 2-7) vs. Quinnipiac (6-9-1, 5-4-0)
Date: Wed, Nov. 1, 2017
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Quinnipiac Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium, Hamden, CT
Next on Tap
The Peacocks close out the regular season in Hamden, CT at Quinnipiac University on Wednesday, November 1. Kick-off for the game is set for 1pm.
Series with Quinnipiac
The Peacocks will meet Quinnipiac for the 10th time since the first meeting in 1998. The Peacocks lead the all-time series 5-3-1. The two teams have split their last five meetings, 2-2-1.
Last Meeting with the Bobcats
The Peacocks dropped last season's final home game to Quinnipiac, 1-0in overtime last year.
Quinnipiac Scouting Report
The Bobcats enter Wednesday's regular season finale having already clinched a spot into the MAAC tournament with a 5-4 conference record. Quinnipiac is currently ranked fifth in the standings but their seed is not yet determined for the tournament. The Bobcats are coming off of a 1-0 loss at Monmouth on Saturday, ending the teams three-game winning streak which included wins against Manhattan, Marist, Siena.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks earned a 3-1 win over Siena on Saturday in the final home game of the season at Jaroschak Field. Senior forward, Santiago Mateus scored two goals and handed out the game-winning assist in the win. Jordan Jowers scored the game-winning goal for the Peacocks in the win.
Wednesday will be the final contest of the season for the Peacocks after the team was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after this past weekend's results.
MAAC Player of the Week
Santiago Mateus earned MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week of October 30 after recording two goals and one assist for five total points.
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.