Setting the Scene
Who:
Bucknell (5-9-2, 2-3-1 PL) at Loyola (6-5-3, 4-0-2 PL)
When:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 7 p.m.
Where:
Ridley Athletic Complex – Baltimore, Md.
Webcast:
Patriot League Network
Live Stats:
LoyolaGreyhounds.com

Who: Bucknell vs. Lehigh (6-8-1, 2-4-0)
When:
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 2 p.m.
Where:
Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium – Lewisburg, Pa.
Webcast:
Patriot League Network
Live Stats:
BucknellBison.com

Special Note
>> Saturday’s game will be Senior Day, and before the game, Adam Bradshaw, Justin Galiani, Andrew Leischner, Sebastiaan Blickman, Austin Lenart, Peter Krebs, Zack Rockmore and Crispin Muessle will be honored for their hard work and dedication to the Bucknell men’s soccer program over the last four seasons.  

About the Bison
>> Bucknell is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to preseason favorite American Saturday at Emmitt Field. Patrick Mahoney scored the game’s first goal in the 44th minute, while Zach Rockmore scored an equalizer in the 66th minute. The Eagles scored the game-winning goal 42 seconds into overtime.
>> Blickman leads the team in points (17) and goals (7) this season. Both marks rank third overall in the Patriot League.
>> Nick King has recorded a team-high seven assists, tied for the most in the Patriot League and 13th in the nation.
>> Emmett Witmer has started the last 10 games in goal for the Bison, tallying 31 saves.
>> Bucknell has scored 24 goals this year, including 16 in the second half.
>> The Bison are 2-1 in Patriot League road games this season with victories at Holy Cross and Navy.

Scouting the Greyhounds
>> Loyola is coming off a 2-2 draw at Army West Point on Saturday. Barry Sharifi and Gabriel Carlsson, the Patriot League Midfielder of the Week, each found the back of the net in the tie.
>> Brian Saramago has recorded a team-high 18 points and eight goals, which both rank second in the Patriot League.
>> Matt Sanchez has played 12 games in goal this season, recording 43 saves.
>> The Greyhounds have league victories over Lafayette, Navy, American and Lehigh.
>> Loyola was picked ninth in the PL Preseason Poll.    

Scouting the Mountain Hawks
>> Lehigh enters Saturday’s contest following its match at Lafayette Wednesday.
>> The Mountain Hawks have won their last two games, including a 1-0 victory over Boston University last Saturday. Doyle Tuvesson scored the lone goal in the contest, earning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors.
>> Mark Forrest leads the team in points (13) and goals (5). Tuvesson has posted 10 points on three goals and a team-best four assists.
>> Will Smith has started seven games in goal, recording 36 saves with a .818 save percentage.
>> Lehigh is outscoring its opponents 12-9 in the second half of contests this season.
>> Lehigh was picked fourth in the PL Preseason Poll and feature Preseason All-PL selection Justin Worley.     

Series History (w/Loyola)
>> Bucknell is 4-0 all-time against Loyola dating back to its first-ever meeting in 2005.
>> The Bison won a 5-0 decision last year in Lewisburg. Lenart recorded a goal in the win, while Blickman and Rockmore each registered assists.  

Series History (w/Lehigh)
>> Bucknell is 26-26-9 in the all-time series against Lehigh. Saturday’s contest will be a rematch of last year’s Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal game. The Mountain Hawks defeated the Bison 2-0.
>> The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the regular season meeting last year. Blickman scored the lone goal for Bucknell in the stalemate.

Weekly Awards
>> Patriot League Midfielder of the Week
            * Sebastiaan Blickman (Oct. 10)                                                                                          
            * Nick King (Oct. 17)
>> Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week                                                                         
            * Zack Rockmore (Oct. 17)
>> Patriot League Rookie of the Week
            * Emmett Witmer (Sept. 19)                                                                                                  
            * Nick King (Oct. 17)
>> Bison Athlete of the Week                                                                                                         
            * Nick King (Oct. 17)

Up Next
>> Bucknell wraps up the regular season Nov. 5 with a contest at Army West Point. Game time is set for 7 p.m. and will broadcast on the Patriot League Network.