September 3, 2013, Seattle, WA – After a set of games on the east coast, Seattle University men’s soccer (0-2-0) returns to the west coast for a pair of games versus teams with veteran head coaches. The Redhawks will travel to UC Davis (0-2-0) on Friday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. before making the short journey to Sacramento State (1-0-0) on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.
Links to available live stats and video are on the men’s soccer schedule page at www.GoSeattleU.com .
Be a Part of the Action: Season tickets are now available for the 2013 season for $75 (reserved seating) and $50 (general admission seating). To purchase, visit GoSeattleU.com or call the Redhawk Ticket Office at (206) 398-GOSU(4678). The Redhawk Sports Pass is also available for $75, which gains fans admission to more than 60 contests during the 2013-14 season, including men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball. Single game tickets are available starting 60 minutes prior to kickoff at the Championship Field gate (corner of 14th and E Cherry St). Prices are as follows: reserved chairbacks ($9), general admission adults ($7), general admission youth 17 and under ($5), general admission seniors age 65+ ($5).
Scouting UC Davis: UC Davis had a successful 2012 season, going 10-7-4 overall and 8-4 in Big West Conference play, but fell to Cal State Northridge in the championship game of the BWC tournament. Last weekend, they narrowly lost two matches on the road to open up the season, falling 1-0 at Portland on Aug. 30 and 2-0 at Oregon State on Sept. 1. Alex Aguiar leads the squad with nine shots so far this season, as Omar Zeenni has played all 180 minutes in goal. In his 17th season at the helm, head coach Dwayne Shaffer has produced 17 All-Region team members and 12 First Team All-Conference selections over his career.
Scouting Sacramento State: The Hornets are currently 1-0 after topping San Jose State to open the season on Aug. 30. Junior Chimdum Mez scored the winning goal in second overtime to win the match. Cesar Castillo recorded the shutout in goal for Sacramento State, making three saves. Last season, the Hornets finished third in the Big West Conference North Region standings, with an 8-8-2 overall record, going 5-4-1 in conference play. Head coach Michael Linenberger, in his 25th season, led Sacramento State through a similar NCAA Division I transition in 1991 as the Redhawks recently went through.
Leaders of the WAC (As of Sept. 3): In Western Athletic Conference statistics, Seattle U leads the league in saves (15), is tied for first in goals (3) and goals per game (1.5) and ranks second in points (7).