Game Day Preview (Soccer vs Chandler-Gilbert)
Yavapai College vs. Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Tuesday, August 23 at 4:30 p.m.
CGCC Campus Field, Chandler
Records: Season and conference opener for both teams.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 35-5-2 against the Coyotes, scoring 138 goals with 25 goals against in 42 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 1 Chandler-Gilbert 0 (Oct. 20, 2015 at Chandler)
The setting: Built in 1999, a difficult venue for visiting teams to compete.
Players to watch: Yavapai—Sophomore Defenders Jacob Malach and Juan Ramirez; Chandler-Gilbert—Sophomore Forward Jacob Coking.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (574-50-27/28th season); Chandler-Gilbert—Richard Esperti (0-0-0, 1st season and third head coach in CGCC’s history).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders are 25-2-0 all-time in season openers and 54-4-3 all-time playing in above 100 degree conditions.
League Alert: Four other conference matches taking place on opening day—GCC at AWC, PCC at PVCC, PC at SMCC & GW at MCC. SCC has a bye in the 11-team league.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 103; Sunset 7:05 p.m.