Men’s soccer conference play begins Saturday for Atlantic 10 teams, with five league matchups on the docket.
Davidson hosts Dayton at 6:00 pm in the earliest of the five matchups. At 7:00 pm, George Washington plays at Rhode Island, George Mason hosts Fordham and La Salle is at Duquesne. The final game of the night, which begins at 8:00 pm ET (7:00 pm local), will be Massachusetts at Saint Louis.
The preseason favorite and defensive leader, Fordham leads the pack at 6-2-1, while UMass,
Perennial power Saint Louis has played a tough non-conference slate and is 2-4-1, but was picked second in the preseason and expects to be a contender. VCU, third in the poll, had multiple games
George Mason is the offensive juggernaut of the A-10, averaging 2.38 goals per game, the only team in the league to average over two goals per game. La Salle is second at 1.89 goals per game.
Mason’s Henning Dirks leads the Atlantic 10 in points (19), goals (7) and assists (5), sparking the potent Patriot offense. Fordham’s Janos Loebe, Saint Joseph’s Matt
Conference play will conclude Nov. 1, with the Atlantic 10 Championship beginning the weekend of Nov. 4 on campus sites. The semifinals and final will be played Nov. 10-12 at Dayton’s Baujan Field.