26th Soccer Home Opener on Thursday Night
Yavapai College vs. Scottsdale CC
Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Valley Park, Prescott Valley
Records: Yavapai (1-0-0) defeated Gateway CC 10-0 in their season opener. Scottsdale (0-1-0) lost 4-0 to Phoenix College last Friday night.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 49-2-1 against the Artichokes, scoring 243 goals with 25 goals against in 52 meetings.
Last Meeting: Scottsdale 3 Yavapai 2 (Oct. 17, 2013 at Prescott Valley).
The setting: The Roughriders are 267-10-2 all-time at home, including 49-1-1 in Prescott Valley.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Midfielders Oscar Ortiz and Hugo Gutierrez; Scottsdale—Midfielder Devin Ries.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (536-46-24/26th season); Scottsdale—TJ Grewal (2nd season)
Fun Facts: Yavapai is 24-1-0 all-time in season openers including a wild 6-3 win over Pima in 1990 where the Roughriders scored five goals in the final 20 minutes.
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders need 65 goals this season to reach 2,500 all-time and 10 wins (without a defeat) to reach 500 games over .500 all-time.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 87 degrees; Sunset at 7:01 p.m.