Soccer Game Day Preview (Chandler-Gilbert)
Men’s College Soccer
Yavapai College vs. Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Tuesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Valley Park, Prescott Valley
Records: Season and conference opener for both teams
All-Time: The Roughriders are 36-6-2 against the Coyotes, scoring 143 goals with 28 goals against in 44 meetings.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 4 Chandler-Gilbert 1 (Sept. 24, 2016 at Prescott Valley)
The setting: The Roughriders are 69-3-1 all-time at this venue which will play host of the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament (298-15-3 all-time, all home venues).
Players to watch: Yavapai—Sophomore attackers Ziyad Fares and John Scearce; Chandler-Gilbert—Freshmen defender Blake Lynch.
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (592-54-27/29th season); Chandler-Gilbert—Richard Esperti (10-9-2, 2nd season and the third head coach in CGCC history).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders are 25-3-0 all-time in season openers and 27-1-0 all-time in home openers.
League Alert: Four other conference matches taking place on opening day—AWC at GCC, PVCC at PCC, SMCC at PC, MCC at GW. SCC has a bye in the 11-team league
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders are eight wins away from 600 all-time soccer victories.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 86; Sunset 7:07 p.m.