Soccer Preview Mesa
Yavapai College vs. Mesa CC
Saturday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Valley Park, Prescott Valley
Records: Yavapai (2-0-0) defeated Scottsdale CC 2-0 in their home opener. Mesa CC (2-0-0) beat Arizona Western 2-1 in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 46-4-2 against the Thunderbirds, scoring 191 goals with 34 goals against in 52 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 4 Mesa 1 (Oct. 19, 2013 at Mesa)
The setting: The Roughriders are 268-10-2 all-time at home, including 50-1-1 in Prescott Valley.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Defenders Niall Logue and David Mack; Mesa—Forward Ari Sanchez.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (537-46-24/26th season); Mesa—Tim Barmettler (12-8-2/2nd season).
Fun Facts: Yavapai defeated Mesa 8-3 in a wild 1990 home match featuring as many red cards as Roughrider goals.
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders need 63 goals this season to reach 2,500 all-time and 9 wins (without a defeat) to reach 500 games over .500 all-time.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 90 degrees; Sunset at 6:59 p.m.