Soccer Preview Phoenix
Yavapai College vs. Phoenix College
Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Hoy Stadium, Phoenix
Records: Yavapai (4-0-0, first place in ACCAC) defeated South Mountain CC 6-0 on Monday night. Phoenix (3-1-0) beat Paradise Valley CC 9-1 on Tuesday evening.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 45-4-4 against the Bears, scoring 204 goals with 36 goals against in 53 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 2 Phoenix 1 (Region Championship at Phoenix on Nov. 2, 2013)
The setting: Huge crowd is expected for this highly promoted match.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Defenders Scott Nixon and Niall Logue; Phoenix—Forward Anthony Tokpah.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (539-46-24/26th season); Phoenix—David Cameron (91-53-22/9th year).
Fun Fact: In a 2011 playoff match, Yavapai scored 10 goals against Phoenix, the most goals in a post-season game since 1993 (10 vs. Rockland, NY).
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders need 51 goals this season to reach 2,500 all-time and 7 wins (without a defeat) to reach 500 games over .500 all-time.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 108 degrees; Sunset at 6:49 p.m.