Roughriders. Yavapai College Athletics: Encouraging academic & athletic excellence since 1969


March 1st, 2014 » filed under: Gameday Preview

Records:  2014 season and conference opener for both teams.  Yavapai all-time conference record stands at 420-29-16 while Gateway CC all-time league play record is 14-84-2.
All-Time:  The Roughriders are 10-0-0 against the Geckos, scoring 61 goals with 5 goals against in 10 meetings.
Last Meeting:  Yavapai 9 Gateway 0 (Oct. 4, 2013 at Prescott).
The setting:  The Roughriders completed their perfect season (26-0-0) capturing the 2008 NJCAA National Championship at this venue.  In addition, Yavapai captured the Region One title last season on the same field.
Players to watch:  Yavapai—Sophomore Goalkeepers Bradley Trella and Daniel Diaz and sophomore defenders Jacob Nelson and Brandon Wallace.
Coaches:  Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (535-46-24/26th season); Gateway—Greg Johnson (14-84-2/6th season).
Fun Facts:   Yavapai is 23-2-0 all-time in season openers including a 12-0 win over Mesa CC in 2008.
Milestone Alert:  The Roughriders need 75 goals to reach 2,500 all-time.
Weather Forecast:  Average High Temperature of this day in Phoenix is 104; Sunset at 7:05 p.m.