Men's Soccer Kicks off Final Pair of Home Games with Loyola

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Release: October 29, 2010
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Green Bay is currently in second place in the Horizon League standings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - After earning its second-consecutive shutout at Western Illinois Tuesday, the Green Bay (10-4-1, 4-2-0 HL) men's soccer team returns home with its sixth consecutive win to take on Loyola (3-9-2, 3-2-1 HL) at Aldo Santaga Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Phoenix is coming off a 2-0 win at Western Illinois (3-7-6) despite playing against gusty winds the entire first half of the match. JC Banks (Milwaukee, Wis.) scored an unassisted goal in the 57th minute to put the Phoenix on the board. In the 74th minute, teammate David Bernhardsson (Tjorn, Sweden) handed the ball off to Banks who scored again for Green Bay.

Green Bay is 11-6-3 all time against Loyola. The Phoenix shut out  the Ramblers 3-0 at home last season and has won two of the last three meetings.

The Phoenix is currently tied with Detroit (7-6-2, 4-2-0 HL) in second place in the Horizon League standings and is one of three teams with four wins in league play heading into this weekend. Including Loyola, Green Bay has two Horizon League opponents left to play this season. If the Phoenix finishes second in the league it will receive a first-round bye in the opening round of the Horizon League Championship which kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 9. With a #2 seed, Green Bay will play the highest remaining seed from the first round on Friday, Nov. 12.

Banks in the Ranks: Leading Green Bay and the Horizon League with 12 goals, Banks remains in the nation's top 20 in four of six offensive statistical categories, as of Oct. 25. Banks is 6th in total points, 9th in points per game with and 11th in both total goals and goals per game.

Follow the Action LIVE: Saturday's game will feature live stats, here.

Next on the schedule: The Phoenix will return to Aldo Santaga Stadium to wrap up its regular season with a pair of conference games. Saturday, Oct. 30 the Phoenix will host Loyola (3-9-2, 3-2-10 HL) at 7 p.m. before hosting Wright State (4-9-1, 0-5-1 HL) Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Just Kickin' It with Tom Poitras: Green Bay head coach Tom Poitras reviews the team's recent games and gives a scouting report on upcoming opponents. To watch, click here.

SCHEDULE
Friday , September 02
Men's Soccer 
at Eastern Illinois
12:00 PM
Charleston, Ill.
 | Live Stats  
Sunday , September 04
Men's Soccer 
vs. Fort Wayne (Welcome Back Students/Orientation)
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , September 10
Men's Soccer 
vs. Wright State (Green Bay Strikers Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Live Stats  
Tuesday , September 13
Men's Soccer 
at Drake
3:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa
 
Saturday , September 17
Men's Soccer 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 
Saturday , September 24
Men's Soccer 
vs. UIC (FC Wisconsin North Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Live Stats  
Wednesday, September 28
Men's Soccer 
at Western Illinois
4:00 PM
Macomb, Ill.
 
Saturday , October 01
Men's Soccer 
at Cleveland State
6:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Saturday , October 08
Men's Soccer 
at Belmont
6:30 PM
Nashville, Tenn.
 
Tuesday , October 11
Men's Soccer 
at Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Madison, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 15
Men's Soccer 
vs. Valparaiso (Camper Appreciation Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 22
Men's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee (Alumni Game/Chancellor's Cup)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel  
Saturday , October 29
Men's Soccer 
at Detroit
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , November 04
Men's Soccer 
vs. Northern Kentucky
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Live Stats  
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