Game Day Preview (Soccer)
#2 Yavapai College vs. #14 Phoenix College
Tuesday, September 16—4:30 p.m. kickoff
Hoy Stadium, Phoenix
Records: Yavapai (6-0-0, first place in ACCAC, 8-0-0 overall; ranked #2 nationally) defeated Dakota County, Minn. 4-1 Saturday night. #14 Phoenix College (5-2-0) defeated Chandler-Gilbert CC 5-1 in their previous match.
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 One Championship, Nov. 2, 2013). The two teams played earlier this season with Yavapai leading 1-0 at halftime before the match was suspended due to lightning. Today’s match will be replayed in its entirety.
The setting: The Roughriders are 150-14-9 between 1000-2000 feet in elevation including 52-4-3 all-time in above 100 degree temperatures.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Defenders Scott Nixon and Hugo Gutierrez; Phoenix—Leading scorers Roberto Carrizosa and Nick Semendeni (10 points each).
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (543-46-24/26th season); David Cameron (93-54-22/9th year).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders defeated Phoenix 10-0 in a 2011 region playoff match (tied team record, most playoff goals in one game–10 vs. Rockland, NY in 1993).
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders need 34 goals this season to reach 2,500 all-time and 3 wins (without a defeat) to reach 500 games over .500 all-time.
Weather Forecast: Partly Cloudy, high 101 degrees; Sunset at 6:33 p.m.