NU vs. Loyola Game Notes
EVANSTON, Ill.-- Northwestern returns to Lakeside Field Wednesday, Oct. 30 for the Wildcats (8-4-3, B1G 1-2-1) first home match since Oct. 12.
The ‘Cats are coming off a heart breaking 2-1 double overtime loss to Penn State, which clinched the Big Ten Regular Season Title for the Nittany Lions.
Loyola (4-9-2, 1-2-2) enters the game coming off a 1-0 victory at SIUE. It was the Ramblers first victory since Sep. 13, snapping an 0-8-2 stretch.
NU Hosts `Kick or Treat’ at Lakeside Field Oct. 30
When the No. 19 Northwestern men’s soccer team returns home to Lakeside Field, fans will be treated to an event packed night a day before Halloween.
NU hosts ‘Kick or Treat’ on Wednesday, Oct. 30 against Loyola Chicago at Lakeside Field.
Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. CT. The night includes free admission to all fans dressed in a Halloween costume and Northwestern will be giving away free candy.
There will be a costume contest, where the winner will receive free entry to the 2014 Northwestern Soccer Commuter Camp. (The winner must be in eight grade and under).
Loyola head coach Neil Jones returns to Evanston. This is his first season as the Ramblers head coach, and he spent the previous three seasons (2010-12) as the associate head coach at Northwestern.
Putting in Overtime
The Wildcats have played into double overtime in each of their last four games and 5-of-6 games have gone to double OT. Also, 6-of-7 of the ‘Cats last games have reached overtime.
In NU’s last four games, the ‘Cats have played 438:30 of soccer (109:38 minutes per game). Over its last six games, NU has played 637:44 (106:15 minutes per game). Over the Wildcats last seven games, they’ve played 7:35:42 (105:06 per game).
This marks the first time in Northwestern school history the team has played in four straight 2OT games (NU reached 2OT in three straight games in 2006, 1983 and 1981). Northwestern has never played in five consecutive overtime contests.
It’s also the longest overtime stretch in school history. Playing 5-of-6 double overtime contests and 6-of-7 overtime matches in 2013 are a first in NU history.
Overall this season, NU has played seven overtime games, six going into double overtime. The seven OT contests are the fourth most overtime games in a single season in school history, the most being nine in 2012.
The Wildcats six double overtime games this season is tied for the most in a single season in school history (6-2012)
Most Double Overtime Games, Northwestern Single Season
1. 6 – 2013
1. 6 – 2012
3. 5 – 2009
4. 4 – Six times
Most Overtime Games, Northwestern Single Season
1. 9 – 2012
2. 8 – 2019
2. 8 – 2004
4. 7 – 2013
Ice Water Veins
NU senior Chris Ritter and sophomore Joey Calistri each have scored three game winning goals for the ‘Cats this season, which is tied for the second most in the Big Ten.
Northwestern ranks No. 20 in this week’s College Soccer News Top 30 National Poll and No. 23 by Top Drawer Soccer.
Ritter Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist
Northwestern senior midfielder Chris Ritter has been named a Top 10 finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award.
The award, which is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. It focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Fans can vote for Ritter by online at www.SeniorCLASSaward.com.The fan vote runs through November 25.
Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. Winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup championships in December.
Where Joey Calistri Ranks
Sophomore forward Joey Calistri has tallied 11 goals, three assists and 25 points this season. His 11 goals and 25 points are the most in the Big Ten.
Big Ten Leaders, Goals
1 . 11 - Joey Calistri, Northwestern
2. 7 - Tim Kreutz, Michigan State
2. 7 - Nick Janus, Wisconsin
4. 5 - Four players tied
Big Ten Leaders, Points
1 . 25 - Joey Calistri, Northwestern
2. 17 - Tim Kreutz, Michigan State
3. 16 - Nick Janus, Wisconsin
4. 13 - Adam Montague, Michigan State
Climbing the Charts
Sophomore forward Joey Calistri's 11 goals this season and 20 career goals has already cracked into the Top 10 in the Northwestern record book.
Northwestern Career Goal Leaders
1. 33 -- Matt Eliason, 2007-10
2. 30 -- Jonathan Hall, 1986-89
3. 28 -- Brad North, 2003-2006
3. 28 -- Gerardo Alvarez, 2003-2006
5. 25 -- Paul Cirino, 1985-88
5. 25 -- Scott Freidheim, 1983-86
7. 22 -- Oliver Kupe, 2008-11
8. 20 -- Joey Calistri, 2012-Present
8. 20 -- Andy McDermott, 1994-97
8. 20 -- Jim Muldoon, 1985-88
Most Goals, Northwestern Single Season
1. 17 -- Jonathan Hall, 1988
2. 13 -- Matt Eliason, 2009
3. 12 -- Matt Eliason, 2008
3. 12 -- Gerardo Alvarez, 2004
3. 12 -- Scott Freidheim, 1986
3. 12 -- Scott Freidheim, 1985
3. 12 -- Okan Altiparmak, 1982
8. 11 -- Joey Calistri, 2013
8. 11 -- Jonathan Hall, 1989
10. 10 -- Oliver Kupe, 2010
10. 10 -- Bob Gaddis, 1981
Northwestern’s 0-0 tie against SIUE on Oct. 12 marked junior goalkeeper Tyler Miller’s 27th career shutout. The 27 shutouts rank second in school history, behind Misha Rosenthal, who recorded 29 shutouts from 2005-09.
Most Career Shutouts in Northwestern History
1. 29 -- Misha Rosenthal, 2005-09
2. 27 -- Tyler Miller, 2011-Present
3. 16 -- George Kokodynski, 1987-90
Miller's 8 shutouts this season is the fourth most in a single season in Northwestern history. Miller now owns three of the top four single season shutout marks in Northwestern school history.
Most Shutouts, Northwestern Single Season
1. 13 -- Misha Rosenthal, 2008
2. 10 --Tyler Miller, 2012
3. 9 -- Tyler Miller, 2011
4. 8 -- Tyler Miller, 2013
Northwestern’s 9 shutouts this season lead the Big Ten (followed by Michigan State - 8).
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