Tourbeau's National Men's Soccer Game of the Week, presented by NSCAA and Admiral Soccer
No. 5 Ashford (Iowa) (7-2-1) vs. Great Falls (Mont.) (7-3-0)
Saturday, October 5, 3 p.m. CDT | Jamestown, N.D.
No. 5 Ashford (Iowa) (7-2-1) vs. Jamestown (N.D.) (7-4-1)
Sunday, October 6, 1 p.m. CDT | Jamestown, N.D.
• No. 5 Ashford (Iowa) will travel to Jamestown (N.D.) to take on unranked Great Falls (Mont.) on Saturday Oct. 5 and unranked Jamestown (N.D.) on Sunday Oct. 6.
• Ashford and Great Falls have not played in the past five seasons.
• Ashford and Jamestown last met in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) Conference Tournament Championship game on Nov. 10, 2012. The Jimmies bested the Saints, 3-0, to claim the AII Conference Tournament title. Ashford had previously beaten Jamestown 2-1 on Oct. 20, 2012.
• Ashford, a 2012 national championship tournament team, has been ranked in every Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll of 2013. The Saints have been ranked among the top ten teams in every regular-season poll, after earning the No. 15 spot in the preseason edition. Ashford has lost two games this season, both to teams currently ranked in the Top 25—No. 6 Hastings (Neb.) and No. 18 Baker (Kan.). The Saints also battled to a tie with No. 10 Missouri Valley.
• Great Falls has not been ranked or received votes in any Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll this season. The Argos have suffered losses to No. 6 Hastings, receiving votes Cal State San Marcos and unranked Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
• Jamestown, a 2012 national championship tournament team, began the year at No. 16 in the preseason poll, but has not been ranked during the 2013 regular season. This season, the Jimmies have fallen to No. 9 Grand View (Iowa), No. 10 Missouri Valley, unranked Westminster (Utah) and unranked Central Methodist (Mo.)
• This season, Ashford and Jamestown are each attempting to make consecutive national championship tournament appearances for the first time in program history. Great Falls is trying to make it back to the national championship tournament after failing to make the field in 2012. The Argos had previously appeared in the 2010 and 2011 tournaments.
• Senior forward Lucas Almeida from San Paulo, Brazil and freshman midfielder Daniel Dreier from Wellendorf, Germany share the Ashford lead in goals with eight each. Almeida and Dreir, along with junior forward Luiz Mota from San Paulo, Brazil, share the Saints lead with four assists apiece in 2013. Ashford ranks among the top 25 teams nationally in total goals (10th, 33), total assists (12th, 24), goals per game (16th, 3.3), assists per game (17th, 2.4) and shots on goal per game (21st, 9.3). Almeida and Dreier are tied for 24th in the NAIA in total points with 20 each.
• Sophomore midfielder Luis Torres from Bogota, Columbia leads Great Falls with 11 goals on the season and junior forward Danny Delgadillo from Long Beach, Calif., leads the Argos with seven assists on the year. Great Falls ranks among the top 25 teams nationally in goals per game (5th, 3.8), total goals (6th, 38), total assists (12th, 24) and assists per game (17th, 2.4). Torres ranks among the NAIA leaders in total goals (10th, 11), total game winning goals (14th, 3), total points (16th, 23), goals per game (17th, 1.1) and points per game (23rd, 2.3). Delgadillo ranks among the top 25 in the NAIA in total assists (7th, 7) and assists per game (17th, .7). Junior goaltender Jose Pena, a Santiago, Chile native, ranks 19th in goals against per game with an average of .77.
• Junior forward Jade Johnson from West Fargo, N.D. leads Jamestown with five goals on the season and junior forward Jack Keeling from Leamington Spa, England paces the Jimmies with seven assists on the year. Jamestown ranks among the top 25 teams nationally in total shutouts (6th, 5). Johnson ranks among the NAIA leaders in total game winning goals (6th, 4) and game winning goals per game (20th, .33). Keeling ranks seventh in the NAIA in total assists with seven.
• Ashford is 7-2-1 on the year, including a 4-0-1 record in non-home contests.
• Great Falls is 7-3-0 in 2013, including a 5-3-0 mark in non-home contests.
• Jamestown is 7-4-1 on the season, including an unblemished 2-0-0 record at home.
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This Week Around the Top 25
• Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) claimed its NAIA-leading 45th all-time No. 1 ranking. The Blue Raiders also extended their NAIA-leading Top 25 ranking streak to 75-straight polls.
• There are three newcomers to the Top 25 this week: No. 15 William Carey (Miss.), No. 21 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and No. 25 Martin Methodist (Tenn.). Bethel (Tenn.), Aquinas (Mich.), Southern Poly (Ga.) and Cal State San Marcos fell out of the Top 25. Southern Poly had been ranked in 32-straight polls dating back to Nov. 9, 2010.
• Last week, there were two Top 25 matchups and five games against opponents who received votes in the coaches’ poll. Top 25 teams went 2-3-0 against opponents who received votes and 28-6-2 against unranked opponents.
• This week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6 features all of the Top 25 teams in action, including four Top 25 matchups:
o Wednesday – No. 4 Oklahoma Wesleyan def. No. 9 Grand View (Iowa), 1-0
o Wednesday – No. 19 Mobile (Ala.) def. No. 15 William Carey (Miss.), 3-2
o Saturday – No. 3 Belhaven (Miss.) at No. 19 Mobile (Ala.)
o Saturday – No. 10 Missouri Valley at No. 7 Benedictine (Kan.)
• This week also features four games that pit Top 25 teams against teams who received votes in the fourth regular-season coaches’ poll:
o Tuesday – No. 14 Wayland Baptist (Texas) def. (RV) Science & Arts (Okla.), 2-1
o Wednesday – (RV) Midland (Neb.) def. No. 6 Hastings (Neb.), 2-0
o Saturday – No. 2 Rio Grande (Ohio) at (RV) Campbellsville (Ky.)
o Saturday – No. 13 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) at (RV) Southern Poly (Ga.)
• For the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 4, click here.
For the Record*
• Wayland Baptist (Texas) earned its first Top 25 ranking, dating back to 2000, in the Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 3. The Pioneers, who are 7-1-1 on the season, are currently ranked No. 14.
• Cal State San Marcos earned its first Top 25 ranking, dating back to 2000, in the Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 2. The Cougars, who are 6-3-2 on the season, are currently receiving votes.
• The Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 1 marked the first time in school history that Georgia Gwinnett received votes in a national coaches’ poll in any sport. In the Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 2, the Grizzlies earned the No. 24 spot, their first Top 25 ranking in school history. Georgia Gwinnett received votes in this week’s coaches’ poll.
• Dean Johnson secured a place in the NAIA Regular Season record book with his six-assist and 18-point performance in Pikeville’s (Ky.) 15-0 victory over NCCAA Johnson (Tenn.) on Aug. 31. Johnson’s stat line tied him for second all-time in assists and points in an individual regular season NAIA contest.
• Marymount (Calif.) played its way into the NAIA Regular Season record book with its 17-assist performance against Pacific Union (Calif.) on Aug. 31. The team’s 17 assists are good for fifth all-time in an individual regular season NAIA contest. The Mariners also scored 16 goals in the game, bringing the team’s point total for the contest to 49.
• Jimmy Hampton of Science and Arts (Okla.), Ron Pulvers of Cal State San Marcos, Wulf Koch of Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) and Tom Maxon of Morningside (Iowa) all sit within striking distance of the 200 career win plateau this season. Hampton is the closest of the quartet, with 199 career victories. Hampton’s next shot at his 200th win will be on Oct. 8, when the Drovers take on John Brown (Ark.). There are 17 active coaches with 200 or more wins and 14 of those coaches have accumulated all of their wins with one NAIA program.
• Warner Pacific (Ore.) head coach Bernie Fagan and Hastings (Neb.) head coach Chris Kranjc could each move into the Top 25 on the Men’s Soccer Coaches All-Time Wins list this year. Fagan, who opened the season with 253 career victories, is now just four wins away from Dwain Hartzler’s career mark of 259 wins. Hartzler is currently ranked No. 25 on the all-time wins list. Kranjc, who began the year with 246 career victories, needs just five more to tie Hartzler. Both Fagan (10th) and Kranjc (11th) are among the Top 25 on the Men’s Soccer Coaches Active Wins list.
• Goshen (Ind.) is approaching the 500-win plateau. The Maple Leafs have 496 all-time wins heading into Saturday’s contest against NCCAA Moody Bible (Ill.). Menlo (Calif.) is nearing the 400-win mark. The Oaks, who have 394 all-time wins, will have their next opportunity to add to that total when they face off against Pacific Union (Calif.) on Oct. 8.
• Oliver Gore of receiving votes Rocky Mountain (Mont.), who was named the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 2-8, and Hanzel Rodriguez of Arizona Christian share the NAIA lead in goals (16). Gore also leads the nation in points (38) and Rodriguez ranks second (36).
• Scott Smith of Marymount (Calif.) and Dean Johnnson of Pikeville (Ky.) share the NAIA lead in assists (10).
• Two goaltenders enter Thursday with a 0.00 goals against average: Jordan Farr of Corban (Ore.) and Conner Braun of Brescia (Ky.). Farr, who was chosen as the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 23-29, has started four games in goal for the Warriors, but has appeared in seven of Corban’s eight games, spending 560 minutes in net. Braun has spent 578 minutes in goal for the Bearcats.
• Jake Hiance of Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) leads the nation with 132 saves in 12 games for the Eagles.
• Three teams remain unbeaten: No. 8 Biola (Calif.) (6-0-1), unranked Corban (Ore.) (7-0-1) and unranked Webber International (Fla.) (5-0-0).
• Marian (Ind.) is tied for the NAIA lead with 45 goals and is tied for second in the NAIA with 35 assists in 12 matches this season. Nineteen different players have tallied a goal or an assist for the Knights. Receiving Campbellsville (Ky.) is tied with Marian for the NAIA lead in goals (45). Receiving votes Marymount (Calif.) leads the NAIA in assists (39) and Arizona Christian is tied with Marian for second nationally (35).
• No. 24 Bryan (Tenn.) has recorded an NAIA-best eight shutouts this season.
• For a complete look at the NAIA statistical leaders, click here.
*According to DakStats and team submission of statistics.
Looking Ahead to the National Championship
• The 55th annual National Championship will take place in Montgomery, Ala. This is the fourth-straight year the championship will be held in the state of Alabama with the 2010-11 events being held in Orange Beach, Ala., and the 2012 championship also taking place in Montgomery, Ala. The 2013 championship will be contested from Dec. 2-7 at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex, with opening round games taking place on Nov. 23 at on-campus sites.
List of NAIA Schools Participating in Men's Soccer – Click here.
National Championship Information – Click here.
NAIA Men’s Soccer Regular Season Records – Click here.
NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Records – Click here.