Roughrider Soccer Opens 26th Season on Saturday
Game Day Preview–
Yavapai College vs. Gateway CC
Saturday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Rose Mofford Park, Phoenix
Records: Season and conference opener for both teams. Yavapai all-time conference record stands at 420-29-16 while Gateway CC all-time league play record is 14-84-2.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 10-0-0 against the Geckos, scoring 61 goals with 5 goals against in 10 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 9 Gateway 0 (Oct. 4, 2013 at Prescott).
The setting: The Roughriders completed their perfect season (26-0-0) capturing the 2008 NJCAA National Championship at this venue. In addition, Yavapai captured the Region One title last season on the same field.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Sophomore Goalkeepers Bradley Trella and Daniel Diaz and sophomore defenders Jacob Nelson and Brandon Wallace.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (535-46-24/26th season); Gateway—Greg Johnson (14-84-2/6th season).
Fun Facts: Yavapai is 23-2-0 all-time in season openers including a 12-0 win over Mesa CC in 2008.
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders need 75 goals this season to reach 2,500 all-time and is 11 wins shy of 500 games over .500.
Weather Forecast: Average High Temperature of this day in Phoenix is 104; Sunset at 7:05 p.m.