Game Day Preview Soccer vs. Mesa
Yavapai College vs. Mesa Community College
Saturday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m.
John D. Riggs Stadium, Mesa
Records: Yavapai (3-0-0) defeated Scottsdale 3-0 Tuesday night; Mesa (1-1-0) lost to Arizona Western 2-1 in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 48-4-2 against the Thunderbirds, scoring 199 goals with 35 goals against in 54 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 2 Mesa 0 (Oct. 2, 2014 at Mesa).
The setting: The Roughriders defeated St. Louis-Forest Park 6-0 at this same venue in 1991.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Defenders Juan Ramirez and Jason Lazarevski; Mesa—Attackers Benjamin Delgadillo and Andres Elizalde.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (558-47-26/27th season); Mesa—Tim Barmettler (22-19-2/3rd season).
Fun Facts: Surprisingly, this is the first time the Roughriders are scheduled to kickoff at 8:00 p.m. in their 27-year history.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 110 degrees; Sunset at 6:57 p.m.