Game Day Preview (Soccer vs. Mesa)
Men’s College Soccer
Yavapai College vs. Mesa Community College
Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Ken Lindley Field, Prescott
Records: Yavapai (14-2-3 overall, 12-2-3 conference) defeated Gateway CC 8-0 Thursday night in Phoenix; Mesa (6-10-1) beat South Mountain CC in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 53-4-2 all-time against the Thunderbirds, scoring 215 goals with 38 goals against.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 8 Mesa 0 (Sept. 16, 2017 at Mesa)
The setting: The Roughriders are 306-15-5 all-time at home including 230-12-2 at Ken Lindley Field.
Players to watch: Yavapai—William Baynham (53 points), Alexander Guadron (40), Jose Perez Flores (40), Carlo Quesada (27), Ziyad Fares (24). Mesa—Leading scorer Ivan Medina (10) and goalkeeper Joshua Stewart (2.23 GAA)
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (606-56-30/29th season); Mesa—Brian Ronan (15-20-3/2nd season).
Fun Facts: The 2017 Roughriders are four goals away from reaching 100 for the season and exactly 2,700 all-time. The current squad are five league goals away from the all-time conference mark of 95 held by the 2014 Yavapai College soccer team.
League Alert: Four other conference matches today—SCC at CG, GW at PC, PV at AWC, GCC at SM. Pima CC has the bye in the 11-team league.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 77. Sunset at 5:56 p.m.