Sept. 17, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. - After matching its best start since 1997 following Saturday's double-overtime victory versus Fordham, the Army men's soccer team will hit the road to battle regionally-ranked Quinnipiac on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m.
A free video will be streamed live by the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network, which will be available on Army's official website (www.goARMYsports.com). Live stats will also be available though the link on the Army men's soccer page and in-game Twitter updates will be offered via the men's soccer team's official handle (@Army_MSoccer).
Army (5-0-0) is led offensively by freshmen forwards Ethan Spivack and Nick Williams (two goals apiece), while junior back Sean Mogan and sophomore midfielder Nick Baietti each have a goal and an assist. Senior midfielder Jason Lewis, sophomore midfielder Joseph Chabries and freshman back Trase Stapley have all scored once this season, and junior goalkeeper Winston Boldt has 17 saves and five shutouts through five starts. Boldt's five shutouts this season are the most by a Black Knight keeper since A.J. Glubzinskinotched six in 2007.
Boldt has earned a pair of Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week nods this season, while Spivack and Williams have each been named the league's Rookie of the Week once.
Quinnipiac (1-2-2), which is ranked sixth in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) North Atlantic Region poll, is coming off its first victory of the season, as it topped Patriot League member Holy Cross, 1-0, on Saturday, Sept. 14. Earlier this season, the Bobcats battled to a 2-2 draw at Boston College, which is receiving votes in the latest NSCAA national poll.
Senior midfielder Simon Hinde leads Quinnipiac with four goals and two assists, while junior forward Michel Baker has two goals and two assists. Junior goalkeeper Borja Angoitia has posted a 1.29 goals against average and one shutout while starting all five games for the Bobcats.
Army and Quinnipiac will meet for the fourth time on Wednesday, with the Bobcats owning a 3-0-0 lead in the all-time series. The most recent match-up came in 2009, when Quinnipiac topped Army, 1-0, at West Point.
Following Wednesday, the Black Knights will return home for their first-ever meeting with Houston Baptist on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. before opening Patriot League play at Bucknell on Saturday, Sept. 28.