Roughriders Shutout Thunderbirds for 600th Win
The Yavapai College soccer team defeated Mesa Community College 8-0 Saturday in Mesa for their 600th win since the program’s inception in 1989. The Roughriders are now 8-0-2 in 2017 and 600-54-29 all-time.
1st minute – John Scearce assisted by Ricardo Nunez-Arellano
10th minute – Jose Perez Flores assisted by Carlo Quesada
15th minute – William Baynham assisted by Jose Perez Flores
18th minute – Jose Perez Flores assisted by William Baynham
50th minute – Carlo Quesada assisted by William Baynham
51st minute – Carlo Quesada assisted by John Scearce
70th minute – Lorenzo Macias assisted by David Gandara
89th minute – Ziyad Fares assisted by Angel Lujan
Combined effort in goal by sophomore goalkeepers Justin Motzkus (58 minutes) and Spener Coffin (32 minutes) for the program’s 353rd all-time clean sheet.
In reaching the milestone Yavapai’s only head soccer coach Michael Pantalione states, “Today’s victory was special, propelling us at the top of the league standings. In addition, the 600 wins is a great honor for our program and the 497 players who have worn the Roughrider jersey, both past and current, share in this moment. It’s a player’s sport, not a coach’s sport. There is no magical formula. The accomplishment is a direct result of hard work by the players over the years. We have been quite fortunate not only having good players but good people representing this program on and off the field. Outside the lines, so many others are responsible for the program’s success over the years including Assistant Coach Hugh Bell, our medical and athletic support staff as well as the Yavapai College administration, faculty and staff. Special thanks to our loyal fans, some of which are no longer with us, who have shown their support for our players the past 29 years.”
To go along with the 600 wins, Yavapai College has captured 74 conference, region, district and national championships including seven national titles.
The Roughriders return to the pitch on Tuesday, September 19th at #15 Arizona Western College. The match will begin at 7:00 PM in Yuma.
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|