GAMEDAY: MSOC at California Baptist
By Seattle University
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (3-2-0) at CBU (3-2-1)
- All-time series-Seattle U leads, 1-0-0
- Neutral-Seattle U leads, 1-0-0
- Last meeting-SU won, 3-0, at Fresno Pacific (Sept. 8, 1995)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U hits the road for its 2018 WAC opener at California Baptist on Thursday afternoon. The match opens a six-game road trip for the Redhawks.
- On Sept. 9, Pete Fewing coached his 500th career game at Seattle U. CSUN came away with a 2-1 overtime decision at Championship Field. Sergio Rivas scored late in regulation to force OT.
- SU will look to win the WAC regular-season crown for the third time since 2013. It won both the regular season and tournament titles in 2013 and 2015 before claiming the tournament championship last season.
- Seattle U leads the nation in shots at 20.6 per game in 2018. It ranks third nationally with 8.2 shots on goal per game.
- CBU is in its first year as a member of the WAC. The Lancers are ineligible for WAC postseason play through the 2021 season.
- California Baptist has a 3-2-1 record this year, including a 2-1 double overtime win over Wofford on Sept. 9 in Las Vegas.
- The Lancers went 17-1-2 in their final season of Division II action in 2017. They won the PacWest title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
- The Redhawks beat No. 14 Akron, 2-1, on Sept. 7, as Sergio Rivas and Gabriel Ruiz scored to lift SU to one of its biggest wins in program history. The Zips went to the 2017 Final Four.
- SU opened its home schedule with a pair of wins. It beat UC Santa Barbara, 2-0, on Sept. 2 as Noe Meza and Orlando Neto both scored. The Redhawks outshot the Gauchos, 25-5, including 16-0 in the first half.
- The Redhawks beat Cal Poly, 2-1, on Aug. 31. Connor Noblat scored in the 82nd minute to lift SU to victory in the home opener. Hamish Ritchie scored late in the first half.
- In the win over the Mustangs, Seattle U put up 26 shots. It held an 18-1 advantage in shots in the second half of the contest.
- SU was handed a 4-2 setback at New Mexico on Aug. 24. Julian Avila-Good and Cody Gibson both scored in the regular-season opener.
- The Redhawks were voted favorites in the WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, marking the fourth time in the last five years that SU has been chosen to win the league.
- Nathan Aune and Sergio Rivas have been named WAC Preseason Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year, respectively. Aune was a 2017 United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-American and won WAC Defensive Player of the Year. Rivas claimed United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-Region last season.
- Nathan Aune is on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. He is one of 32 players on the preseason list for soccer’s most prestigious award.
- Josh Adachi, Nathan Aune, Anthony Ayala, and Sergio Rivas were named All-WAC Preseason. The four seniors all earned All-WAC recognition in 2017.
- Pete Fewing is in his 25th season at Seattle U. With eight more wins, Fewing will pick up his 300th career victory.