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• Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.

• vs. San Jose State (Championship Field)

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• The game ball will be delivered via a skydiver. Red Bull athlete and world-record holder Luke Aikins and his team will soar down to the field amidst smoke trails to deliver a soccer ball as a cap to Seattle U's homecoming week.

ABOUT THE GAME

• Seattle U (12-3-3, 9-0-1 WAC) vs. San Jose State (5-10-2, 5-3-2 WAC)

• All-time series-SU leads, 9-6-4

• Home-SU leads, 4-1-3

• Away-Series is tied, 3-3-1

• Neutral-Series is tied, 2-2-0

• Last meeting-San Jose State advanced on penalty kicks, 6-5, after 3-3 draw in WAC Tournament at Championship Field (Nov. 2, 2018) 

NEWS AND NOTES

• SU won, 1-0, at UTRGV on Nov. 3, as James Morris converted a penalty kick in the 81st minute. With the victory, the Redhawks extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games and stayed unbeaten in WAC play.

• Seattle U will honor its eight seniors-Julian Avila-Good, Cody Buchanan, Nkosi Burgess, Harrison Kurtz, Thomas Mickoski, Connor Noblat, Hamish Ritchie, and Kees Westra-prior to Saturday’s contest.

Nkosi Burgess earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after leading SU to a pair of road shutouts on Nov. 1 and Nov. 3. The graduate student helped the Redhawks allow just 11 shots over two matches.

• SU has secured its spot as the top seed at next week’s WAC Tournament and will await Saturday’s results to learn the rest of the playoff bracket.

• San Jose State has clinched a berth in the WAC Tournament, but has numerous scenarios for what seed it could earn.

• The Spartans went winless in non-conference play, but have a 5-3-2 mark in the WAC this season.

• Seattle U won the 2019 WAC regular-season title after beating Incarnate Word, 1-0, on Nov. 1. Hal Uderitz scored from 30 yards out in the 63rd minute as the Redhawks claimed their eighth shutout of the year.

• SU has now won three WAC regular-season crowns (2013, 2015). It will look for its fourth WAC Tournament Championship (2013, 2015, 2017) later this month. SU has earned a first-round bye in the conference playoffs.

• With the win at UIW, the Redhawks improved their unbeaten streak to 10 games and won their 11th match of the season. They are the lone Division I program to win at least 11 games in each of the last seven seasons.

• UTRGV is coming off a scoreless draw with San Jose State on Friday. In the Vaqueros’ last four outings, they have played two 0-0 ties and two 1-0 contests.

• The tandem of Kyle Edwards and William Akio have combined for 13 goals in 2019.

• The Redhawks are 7-0-1 in conference play after a dramatic 2-1 overtime win over Utah Valley on Oct. 27. Noe Meza tied the game at 1 late in regulation and then Declan McGlynn scored in OT to keep SU unbeaten in WAC action and extend the team’s unbeaten streak to nine games.

Declan McGlynn and Noe Meza pace the Redhawks with eight goals apiece this season, while James Morris has six. Seattle U is one of three schools to have three six-goal scorers in 2019, joining Clemson and SMU.

• SU improved its unbeaten streak to eight matches with a 2-1 win over Air Force on Oct. 25. Noe Meza and Hal Uderitz scored in the home win that moved the Redhawks to 6-0-1 in conference play.

• SU is one of two schools with three six-goal scorers in 2019, along with Clemson. Declan McGlynn and Noe Meza have seven goals apiece, while James Morris has six goals.

• The Redhawks won, 3-2, at CSU Bakersfield on Oct. 19. Freshman James Morris tallied a hat trick in the first half, with Declan McGlynn assisting on all three scores.

James Morris earned United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week, becoming the first freshman to take the national honor this season. Morris also won WAC Offensive Player of the Week and was chosen to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week.

• Seattle U won, 1-0, at Grand Canyon on Oct. 13. Cody Buchanan scored in the 62nd minute and Akili Kasim made three saves as the Redhawks took down the 2018 WAC Tournament champions.

• SU controlled play and led late in regulation, but settled for a 2-2 draw at UNLV on Oct. 11. Nkosi Burgess and James Morris scored in the match, while Akili Kasim made four saves in net.

• The Redhawks are unbeaten through four WAC contests and enter Sunday on a five-game unbeaten streak.

• SU won its fourth straight game with a 4-1 win over Kansas City on Oct. 6 at Championship Field. Sophomore Declan McGlynn recorded a hat trick and Hamish Ritchie added a goal as the Redhawks improved to 3-0 in WAC play.

Declan McGlynn’s hat trick earned him United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week honors. He compiled four goals in two home wins, extending his goal-scoring streak to four matches. McGlynn’s hat trick is just the second in SU’s Division I program history and the first since Nov. 1, 2015, when David Olsen accomplished the feat in a home win over Incarnate Word.

• Seattle U rolled to a 5-0 win over Houston Baptist on Oct. 4 at Championship Field. Freshman James Morris recorded two goals and an assist in his collegiate debut, while Akili Kasim tallied a pair of saves for his sixth shutout of the year.

• SU put up a season-high 35 shots in the win over HBU and matched a season-best with five goals. It also put up five goals against San Francisco on Aug. 30 at Championship Field.

Declan McGlynn scored in the Redhawks’ win over Houston Baptist, marking his third straight game with a goal.

The Redhawks beat California Baptist, 2-0, on Sept. 28 at Championship Field. Noe Meza and Declan McGlynn both scored, while Akili Kasim made four saves for his fifth shutout of 2019.

• Seattle U began WAC action with a three-game home stand at Championship Field. SU was picked to win the league, according to the WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

• SU won, 2-1, at Cal Poly on Sept. 23, rallying past the Mustangs with two second-half goals. Hamish Ritchie tied the match and then a Declan McGlynn penalty kick put the Redhawks ahead in the 67th minute.

• The victory over Cal Poly marked Seattle U’s first come-from-behind win of 2019 and the first win where SU conceded a goal this year.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.