Game Day Preview (Soccer vs. Mesa)
Yavapai College vs. Mesa Community College
Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Valley Park, Prescott Valley
Records: Yavapai (11-1-0) defeated Scottsdale CC 5-1 Saturday night; Mesa CC (6-6-0) lost 2-0 to Arizona Western College in Yuma in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 49-4-2 against the Thunderbirds, scoring 203 goals with 35 goals against in 55 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 4 Mesa 0 (Sept. 17, 2015 at Mesa).
The setting: The Roughriders are 285-12-3 all-time at home, including undefeated streaks of 58, 56, 39, 33, 26 and 21 games.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Leading scorers Reece Weldon (41 points), Miles McRae (27) and Goalkeeper Greg Patenaude (0.84 GAA); Mesa—Attacker Benjamin Delgadillo (12 points) and Goalkeeper Carlos Becerra (1.43 GAA).
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (566-48-27/27th season); Mesa—Tim Barmettler (27-24-2/3rd season).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders need 11 goals to reach 2,600 all-time. Yavapai have been scored on 457 times.
League Alert: The Roughriders will host Chandler-Gilbert CC in Prescott Valley on Thursday (rescheduled from Sept. 22).
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 90; Sunset 6:18 p.m.