Game Day Preview (Soccer)
#1 Yavapai College vs. Mesa CC
Thursday, October 2—5:30 p.m. kickoff
John D. Riggs Stadium, Mesa
Records: Yavapai 11-0-1 (first place in ACCAC), 13-0-1 (overall, ranked #1 nationally), defeated Scottsdale CC 9-0 on Monday. Mesa (7-5-0) lost on the road to Arizona Western College 1-0 in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 47-4-2 against the Thunderbirds, scoring 197 goals with 35 goals against in 53 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 6 Mesa 1 (August 30, 2014 at Prescott Valley)
The setting: The Roughriders defeated nationally ranked St. Louis-Forest Park 6-0 in 1991 on the same field.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Jason Romero (43 points) and Daniel Kelly (20); Mesa—Leading scorers Brian Perea and Ari Sanchez.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (548-46-25/26th season); Tim Barmettler (17-13-2/2nd season).
Fun Facts: Yavapai is 502 games over .500 all-time. The Roughriders have not trailed in 1280 minutes of play this season.
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders need 7 goals to reach 2,500 all-time.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 93 degrees; Sunset at 6:10 p.m.