October 10, 2013
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Tourbeau's National Men's Soccer Game of the Week, presented by NSCAA and Admiral Soccer
SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (4-3-0) at St. Thomas (Fla.) (1-5-0)
Friday, October 11, 4 p.m. EDT | Bobcat Field, Miami Gardens, Fla.
• SCAD Savannah (Ga.) will travel to Miami Gardens, Fla., to take on The Sun Conference foe St. Thomas (Fla.) on Friday Oct. 11.
• When the teams last met, in a regular season match on Oct. 5, 2012 in Savannah, Ga., St. Thomas brought home a victory, riding a three-goal performance from forward Andres Rico, then a junior.
• SCAD Savannah received votes in the preseason Top 25 and has since been ranked or received votes in two of the five regular-season polls. The Bees have suffered losses to receiving votes Georgia Gwinnett and to unranked conference opponents Warner (Fla.) and Webber International (Fla.).
• St. Thomas, the three-time defending The Sun Conference regular-season champion, has struggled in 2013 after beginning the year ranked No. 24 in the preseason Top 25. The Bobcats also received votes in the first regular-season poll, following their lone win of the season against Northwood (Fla.), but have not been mentioned since.
• This season, SCAD Savannah is attempting to make its first national championship appearance in program history. St. Thomas is trying to make it back to the national championship tournament for the second time in school history. The Bobcats made the 2010 national championship tournament, but fell to former member Maine-Fort Kent in the opening round.
• Sophomore forward Jordan Trinci-Lyne from Cheshire, England, leads SCAD Savannah with six goals and three assists on the season. Freshman midfielders Naim El-Harrati from Wigan Billinge, England, and Torin Melville from Savannah, Ga., are tied for second on the team in goals with two each. Senior forward John McAleenen from Rostrevor, Northern Ireland, and senior defenseman Theo Angus from Slough, England, are tied for second on the team in assists with two each. Trinci-Lyne ranks among the NAIA leaders in shots on goal per game (27th, 2.29), points per game (29th, 2.14) and goals per game (41st, .86).
• St. Thomas has scored just six goals on the season, with a different Bobcats player finding the back of the net each time. Junior forwards Tony Mamodaly from Mannheim, Germany, Olando Lawrence from Kingston, Jamaica, and Carlos Cruz from San Pedro Sula, Honduras; senior midfielders Ignacio Mateos from Valladolid, Spain, and Junior Montano from Coral Springs, Fla.; and junior midfielder Francisco Amorena from Buenos Aires, Argentina, have each scored for St. Thomas. Three different Bobcats have also recorded an assist on the season: Mateos, Cruz and junior forward Marcelo Norton from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Bobcats goaltenders junior Adam Green from Plymouth, England, and freshman Deljan Bregassi from Sampdoria, Italy, have allowed a combined 2.17 goals per game, good for 47th nationally.
• SCAD Savannah is 4-3-0 on the year, including a 1-1-0 mark in away contests and a 2-2-0 record against The Sun Conference opponents.
• St. Thomas is 1-5-0 on the season, including a 1-3-0 record at home and a 0-3-0 mark in The Sun Conference play.
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This Week Around the Top 25
• Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) claimed its NAIA-leading 46th all-time No. 1 ranking. The Blue Raiders also extended their NAIA-leading Top 25 ranking streak to 76-straight polls.
• There are three newcomers to the Top 25 this week: No. 23 Campbellsville (Ky.), No. 24 Corban (Ore.) and No. 25 Midland (Neb.). This is the first Top 25 rating for both Campbellsville and Corban, dating back to 2000.
• Mobile (Ala.), which had been ranked in 40-straight polls dating back to Sept. 21, 2010, fell out of the Top 25. The Rams were the top receiving votes team this week with 91 total points. Indiana Wesleyan and Concordia (Ore.) also dropped out of the Top 25.
• Last week, there were four Top 25 matchups and four games against opponents who received votes in the coaches’ poll. Top 25 teams went 2-1-1 against opponents who received votes and 28-5-1 against unranked opponents.
• This week of Oct. 7-13 features 21 of the Top 25 teams in action, including three Top 25 matchups:
o Wednesday – No. 8 Grand View (Iowa) def. No. 5 Ashford (Iowa), 2-1
o Wednesday – No. 19 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) def. No. 14 Baker (Kan.), 2-1
o Saturday – No. 7 Benedictine (Kan.) at No. 14 Baker (Kan.)
• This week, there are no games that pit Top 25 teams against teams who received votes in the fifth regular-season coaches’ poll.
• For the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 5, click here.
For the Record*
• Jimmy Hampton of Science and Arts (Okla.) earned his 200th career victory on Oct. 8 when the Drovers defeated John Brown (Ark.) 3-0. Hampton becomes the 18th active coach with 200 or more wins and is the 15th to accumulate all of his wins with one NAIA program. Hampton, who also coaches the Science and Arts women’s soccer team, has combined for over 350 career coaching wins between the two programs.
• Campbellsville (Ky.) and Corban (Ore.) each earned its first Top 25 ranking, dating back to 2000, in the Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 5. The Tigers are currently ranked No. 23 and the Warriors are currently ranked No. 24.
• 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 8-2-1 on the season, are currently ranked No. 10.
• 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 7-3-2 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.
• 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. Pulvers and Koch are next in line for the honor, each boasting 198 career victories. Pulvers’ next opportunity to add to his win total will be Oct. 19 when his Cougars travel to La Sierra (Calif.). Koch’s next chance to move closer to the 200 win plateau will be Oct. 16 when his Warhawks face off against conference foe Spring Hill (Ala.).
There are 18 active coaches with 200 or more wins and 15 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 three wins away from former Goshen (Ind.) head coach 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, also needs just three more to tie Hartzler. Both Fagan (T10th) and Kranjc (T10th) 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 498 all-time wins heading into Saturday’s Crossroads League contest against Marian (Ind.). Menlo (Calif.) is nearing the 400-win mark. The Oaks, who have 395 all-time wins, will have their next opportunity to add to that total when they face off against Simpson (Calif.) on Saturday.
• Viktor Ahlgren of receiving votes Marymount (Calif.) leads the NAIA in goals (17) and points (40). 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, ranks second nationally in points (38) and shares the second position in goals (16) with Hanzel Rodriguez of Arizona Christian.
• Scott Smith of receiving votes Marymount (Calif.) and Dean Johnnson of Pikeville (Ky.) share the NAIA lead in assists (11).
• Two goaltenders enter Thursday with a 0.00 goals against average: Jordan Farr of No. 24 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 appeared in eight of Corban’s nine games, spending 650 minutes in net. Braun has spent 578 minutes in goal for the Bearcats.
• Jake Hiance of Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) leads the nation with 148 saves in 14 games for the Eagles.
• No. 24 Corban (7-0-1) is the last remaining unbeaten team.
• No. 6 Texas at Brownsville leads the NAIA with 54 goals. Receiving votes Marymount (Calif.) leads the nation in assists (48) and is second in the NAIA in goals (52). No. 18 Columbia (Mo.) ranks second nationally in assists (39).
• Northwestern Ohio 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.