Game Day Preview (Soccer vs. Phoenix)
Men’s College Soccer
Yavapai College vs. Phoenix College
Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Valley Park, Prescott Valley
Records: Yavapai (7-0-1, overall; 5-0-1, league) defeated Gateway CC 4-0 Tuesday night; Phoenix (5-1-1) lost to Chandler-Gilbert CC 2-1 in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 50-8-4 all-time against the Bears, scoring 220 goals with 48 goals against.
Last Meeting: Sept. 5, 2017 match was cancelled due to lightning in the 59th minute with Yavapai leading 1-0. A minimum 70 minutes is required for an official match. Tonight is the replay match.
The setting: The Roughriders are 74-3-1 all-time at this venue which will play host of the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament (303-15-3 all-time, all home venues).
Players to watch: Yavapai—Alexander Guadron (20 points), William Baynham (19) and Jose Perez Flores (14); Phoenix—Leading scorer Okar Shar (12 points) and goalkeeper Oswaldo Machado (0.45 gaa)
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (599-54-28/29th season); Gateway—David Cameron (137-75-27/12th season).
Fun Facts: In 2014, with Yavapai leading Phoenix 1-0 at halftime, the match in Phoenix was cancelled due to lightning. The Roughriders won the replay game 4-0.
League Alert: Only one ACCAC match taking place tonight—Mesa at Arizona Western.
Weather Forecast: Partly Cloudy, high 79. Sunset at 6:37 p.m.
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders are one win away from 600 all-time soccer victories.
NJCAA All-Time Men’s Soccer Coaching Records
|Name, College, State, Division||Years||Won||Lost||Tied||Pct.||+.500||Wins/Season|
|*Michael Pantalione, Yavapai, AZ (Div. 1)||29||600||54||28||.900||+546||21.1|
|George Vizvary, Ulster County, NY (Div. 3)||37||534||163||28||.756||+371||14.4|
|Tom Bichy, Montgomery-Rockville, MD (Div. 3)||37||471||166||47||.723||+305||12.7|
|*Jim Kelly, DuPage, IL (Div. 1)||30||451||122||46||.765||+329||15.4|
|Marc Zagara, Georgia Perimeter, GA (Div. 1||30||439||168||27||.714||+271||14.6|
|Charlie Inverso, Mercer County, NJ (Div. 1)||24||434||46||14||.893||+388||18.1|
|Pete Sorber, St. Louis-Flo Valley, MO (Div. 1)||30||415||85||23||.815||+330||13.8|