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• Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

• at Cal Poly (Spanos Stadium)

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ABOUT THE GAME

• Seattle U (2-3-2) at Cal Poly (3-2-0)

• All-time series-Seattle U leads, 3-1-0

• Home-Seattle U leads, 2-0-0

• Away-Seattle U leads, 1-0-0

• Neutral-Cal Poly leads, 1-0-0

• Last meeting-Seattle U won, 2-1, at Championship Field (Aug. 31, 2018) 

NEWS AND NOTES

• The Redhawks fell, 1-0, at UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 19. Akili Kasim made one save in net and SU held an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks in the match.

• Cal Poly enters the contest on a three-game win streak, with home victories over Fresno Pacific, Gonzaga, and Westmont.

• Emmanuel Perez paces the Mustangs with five goals and two assists in five outings this year.

• SU dropped a 3-0 contest to No. 8 Washington on Sept. 15 in the 2019 WAC/101 Club Cup.

• The Redhawks won the 2019 Caffe D’arte Coffee Cup, beating Portland, 2-0, on Sept. 12 at Championship Field. Noe Meza and Harrison Kurtz both scored, while Akili Kasim made a career-high five saves for his fourth shutout of the season.

• UC Santa Barbara is 3-2 after winning at Gonzaga and Oregon State last weekend.

• The Gauchos were voted to win the Big West, according to the preseason coaches’ poll. Noah Billingsley, Hunter Ashworth, and Rodney Michael were picked All-Big West Preseason.

• UCSB won 10 games last season before losing in penalty kicks to Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament.

• Seattle U played a scoreless draw with No. 2 Indiana on Sept. 8 at Notre Dame. Akili Kasim tallied his third shutout of the season, making a key save to keep the Hoosiers off the board in the second half.

Akili Kasim was named WAC Defensive Player of the Week after posting shutouts of No. 12 Denver and No. 2 Indiana the week of Sept. 2-8. The redshirt sophomore recorded three clean sheets in his first four starts in net.

• SU fell, 4-2, at No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 6. Noe Meza and Hal Uderitz both scored as the Redhawks outshot the Irish, 17-10, in the match.

• In his first three games of 2019, redshirt junior Noe Meza has three goals to pace Seattle U.

• Seattle U played a scoreless draw with then-No. 12 Denver on Sept. 2 at Championship Field. Akili Kasim made one save in 110 minutes to claim his second shutout to open 2019.

• The contest with the Pioneers was the first 0-0 game at Championship Field since Sept. 30, 2012, when SU tied San Jose State.

• The Redhawks beat San Francisco, 5-0, on Aug. 30, as Noe Meza scored two goals in the first half. Burke Fahling tallied a goal and two assists in his Redhawk debut.

• In the win over USF, SU held a 28-1 advantage in shots, including a 17-0 margin in the first half.

• SU was chosen to win the conference in the WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Julian Avila-Good, Declan McGlynn, and Thomas Mickoski were named Preseason All-WAC.

• Coach Pete Fewing is in his 26th season at Seattle U. Last year, he won his 300th career game at SU. Since 2013, he has taken the Redhawks to three NCAA Tournaments, winning three WAC Tournament crowns, and a pair of WAC regular-season titles.

• Midfielder Jesse Ortiz was named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Freshmen Best XI for the 2019 season.

• The Redhawks will face seven opponents who qualified for the 2018 NCAA Tournament this season.

• SU is one of just four Division I programs to win at least 11 games in each of the last six seasons. It faces two of the other three teams in 2019 (Denver and Notre Dame). Akron is the fourth program to achieve the feat.

• In 2018, the Redhawks won 13 games, including wins over Akron and Washington.