Game Day Preview (Soccer vs. Phoenix)
Men’s College Soccer
Yavapai College vs. Phoenix College
Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Valley Park, Prescott Valley
Records: Yavapai (4-0-1, overall; 3-0-1, league) tied Pima CC 1-1 in Tucson Friday night; Phoenix defeated Mesa CC 4-3 in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 50-8-4 all-time against the Bears, scoring 220 goals with 48 goals against in 62 meetings.
Last Meeting: Phoenix 3 Yavapai 0 (Oct. 27, 2016 at Prescott)
The setting: The Roughriders are 72-3-1 all-time at this venue which will play host of the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament (301-15-3 all-time, all home venues).
Players to watch: Yavapai—Goalkeeper Tyler Trump (0.61GAA) and Defenders John Kanner, Andrew Rivera & Isaac Arellano (all plus +9); Phoenix—Leading scorers Okar Shar (6 points) and Joel Lagunas (5).
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (596-54-28/29th season); Phoenix—David Cameron (136-74-26/12th season).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders have made 20 National Tournaments appearances (Pima 4). No other Arizona teams have qualified.
League Alert: Four other conference matches taking place—SCC-PCC, CG-MCC, AWC-GW, PVCC-SM. Glendale has a bye in the 11-team league.
Milestone Alert: The Roughriders are four wins away from 600 all-time soccer victories.
Weather Forecast: Partly Cloudy, high 91; Sunset 6:49 p.m.