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Saints Look to Earn First Win of 2020 Season With Home Match Against Lourdes Saturday

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Game #2
Siena Heights University Saints
VS
Lourdes Gray Wolves
Saturday, October 10, 2020
O'Laughlin Stadium | Adrian, Mich. | 12 PM
 
 
Upcoming for Saints Soccer: The Saints will look to earn the first win of the season with their second of three-straight home contests when they host Lourdes.
 
Broadcasting: Saturday's game will be streamed at 4 P.M. on the Shu Saints YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/shusaints
 
Head Coach Andrew Crawford: In his third season on the Saints bench, Crawford has a 13-23-2 overall record and a 7-14-2 conference record at the helm of the Saints as well as overall as a head coach. He was an assistant coach for the Siena Heights women's soccer program for six seasons (2012-2017).
 
Sizing up the Warriors: The Gray Wolves have a 3-1 start to the season. They have won against Point Park (3-2), Concordia (Mich.) (1-0), and Cornerstone (3-0). They lost to Rio Grande (2-0). Brendon Long leads the team with three goals (2 game-winning goals) while teammate Savio Adams has tallied two. Adams also leads the team in points (7) and assists (3). Farouk Amoo leads the team in shots (13) and shots on goal (7). Ali Chokr (3-1) has made 15 saves and allowed four goals between the pipes.
 
Top Saints: Andrew Kozan leads the team between the pipes with eight saves, a save percentage of .727 and a record of 0-1. Matheus Marrote leads the team in shots with one. 
 
Series Notes: Lourdes is riding a two-game winning streak over the Saints. The overall series sways towards the Gray Wolves who are 3-2 against Siena Heights since the start of Lourdes' program in 2015. This will be the second meeting between the two teams at O'Laughlin Stadium, to which the Saints are 1-0. The last time these two teams met the Gray Wolves pulled out a 1-0 on November 1, 2019. The only time either team has won against each other by more than one goal was in 2016 when Lourdes beat Siena Heights 2-0 on their home turf.
 
Change of Plans: Due to Covid-19, the Saints have had to adapt and because of this, half of their season will be played out in the spring due to many teams in the WHAC deciding to move their entire season to the Spring. The NAIA has also moved all fall championships to the spring 2021 season as well.
 
 
SHU vs. Lourdes Series History
 
10/24/2015 Siena Heights 1, Lourdes 0 SHU, 1-0
10/12/2016 Siena Heights 0, Lourdes 2 Tie, 1-1
10/11/2017 Lourdes 2, Siena Heights 3 SHU, 2-1
10/27/2018 Siena Heights 0, Lourdes 1 Tie, 2-2
11/1/2019 Siena Heights 0, Lourdes 1 Lourdes, 3-2
 
*NOTE: Home team listed second