Game Day Preview (Soccer vs. Mesa)
Men’s College Soccer
Yavapai College vs. Mesa Community College
Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.
John D Riggs Stadium, Mesa
Records: Yavapai (7-0-2, overall; 5-0-2, league) tied Phoenix College 1-1 Thursday night; Mesa (2-4-1) lost to Arizona Western College 1-0 in Yuma in their previous match.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 52-4-2 all-time against the Thunderbirds, scoring 215 goals with 38 goals against.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 5 Mesa 2 (Oct. 15, 2017 at Prescott Valley)
The setting: Site of the Roughriders 500th all-time victory and Yavapai’s drilling of nationally ranked St. Louis-Forest Park 6-0 in 1991.
Players to watch: Yavapai—William Baynham (21), Alexander Guadron (20) and Jose Perez Flores (15); Mesa—Leading scorer Ivan Medina (6 points) and goalkeeper Joshua Stewart (1.89 GAA)
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (599-54-29/29th season); Mesa—Brian Ronan (11-14-3/2nd season).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders are 22-2-1 all-time with morning start times.
League Alert: Three other conference matches today—CGCC at SCC, AWC at PVCC, SMCC at GCC. Pima, Phoenix and Gateway are off.
Weather Forecast: Sunny, high 96. Sunrise at 6:23 a.m. for this morning contest
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|