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• Sunday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Mountain)

• vs. Utah Valley (Cadet Soccer Stadium at Air Force Academy)

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ABOUT THE GAME

• No. 1 Seattle U (14-3-3) vs. No. 2 Utah Valley (12-6-2)

• All-time series-SU leads, 5-1-2

• Home-SU leads, 3-0-0

• Away-SU leads, 2-1-1

• Neutral-Series is tied, 0-0-1

• Last meeting-Seattle U won, 2-1 in overtime, at Championship Field (Oct. 27, 2019)

NEWS AND NOTES

• Seattle U plays for its fourth WAC Tournament title on Sunday afternoon, with second-seeded Utah Valley standing in the way.

• SU beat CSU Bakersfield, 1-0, in a tournament semifinal on Friday afternoon. Akili Kasim made four saves for his 10th shutout of the year.

• UVU advanced past Air Force, 6-5, on penalty kicks after playing 110 scoreless minutes on Friday night.

• The Redhawks have appeared in three WAC Tournament Championship games, winning each of the previous matches (2013, 2015, 2017).

• Utah Valley is looking for its first WAC Tournament crown. UVU and SU squared off in the 2015 final, with the Redhawks advancing on penalty kicks, 5-4.

• SU enters the contest on a 13-game unbeaten streak, including a 10-0-1 mark in WAC play. Its unbeaten streak is the third-longest active streak in Division I, behind only Missouri State and UCF.

• The Redhawks are ranked 19th in the latest College Soccer News poll and 21st in the newest United Soccer Coaches rankings.

• The Redhawks claimed a dramatic 2-1 overtime win over Utah Valley on Oct. 27 at Championship Field. Noe Meza tied the game at 1 late in regulation and then Declan McGlynn scored in OT to keep SU unbeaten in WAC action.

• SU has three shutouts in its last four outings, with the lone goal scored coming on a penalty kick (vs. San Jose State, Nov. 9). Akili Kasim leads the WAC with 10 clean sheets in 2019.

• Blake Frischknecht leads the Wolverines with 13 goals this year. He earned WAC Offensive Player of the Year honors this week. Ahmed Longmire joined Frischknecht on the All-WAC First Team, while Mark Brown and Alec Felix claimed All-WAC Second Team honors.

• Seattle U saw 11 players recognized at the WAC Tournament postseason banquet on Tuesday night. Nkosi Burgess won WAC Defensive Player of the Year, James Morris won WAC Freshman of the Year, and Pete Fewing claimed WAC Coach of the Year. Burgess, Julian Avila-Good, and Declan McGlynn were picked All-WAC First Team. Alex Acton-Petronotis and Noe Meza took home All-WAC Second Team honors and Morris and Jesse Ortiz were WAC All-Freshman choices. Akili Kasim, James, Morris, Thomas Mickoski, Hal Uderitz, and Kees Westra earned Honorable Mention All-WAC.

Nkosi Burgess’s WAC Defensive Player of the Year award is the fourth such accolade for Seattle U in the last five seasons. Kyle Bjornethun won in 2015 and 2016, while Nathan Aune was the leagues’ best defender in 2017.

James Morris became the fourth Redhawk to win WAC Freshman of the Year since 2013. Kyle Bjornethun (2013), Sergio Rivas (2015), and Declan McGlynn (2018) have also taken home the honor.

Pete Fewing was picked WAC Coach of the Year for the third time since 2013. He has also won the award in 2013 and 2015. All three times SU has won the WAC regular-season title, Fewing has been chosen as top coach.

• The Redhawks closed the regular season with a 3-1 win over San Jose State on Nov. 9. Declan McGlynn scored two goals as SU wrapped up a 10-0-1 regular season in WAC play.

• Seattle U honored its eight seniors-Julian Avila-Good, Cody Buchanan, Nkosi Burgess, Harrison Kurtz, Thomas Mickoski, Connor Noblat, Hamish Ritchie, and Kees Westra-prior to the home finale on Nov. 9.

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.