Game Day Preview (Soccer vs. Gateway)
Yavapai College vs. Gateway Community College
Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Rose Mofford Park, Phoenix
Records: Yavapai (9-1-0) defeated Glendale CC 3-0 Saturday night; Gateway CC (0-10-0) lost to Chandler-Gilbert CC 3-0 in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 13-0-0 against the Geckos, scoring 87 goals with 5 goals against in 13 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 6 Gateway 0 (Aug. 22, 2015 at Prescott).
The setting: The Roughriders captured the 2008 NJCAA National Championship, completing a perfect season (26-0-0).
Players to watch: Yavapai—Leading scorers Reece Weldon (34 points), Miles McRae (21); Gateway—Goalkeeper Brian Silva (4.02 GAA).
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (564-48-27/27th season); Gateway—Greg Johnson (17-112-2/7th season).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders need 22 goals to reach 2,600 all-time. Yavapai have been scored on 455 times.
League Alert: The Roughriders return home on Saturday against Scottsdale and Tuesday versus Mesa.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 105; Sunset 6:24 p.m.