FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
• Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
• vs. Portland (Championship Field)
• Caffe D’arte Coffee Cup is on the line
• Free coffee for fans at entrance
ABOUT THE GAME
• Seattle U (1-1-2) vs. Portland (2-1-1)
• All-time series-Portland leads, 20-6-1
• Home-Portland leads, 6-2-1
• Away-Portland leads, 14-4-0
• Last meeting-Portland won, 2-1, at Portland (Sept. 1, 2017)
NEWS AND NOTES
• 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.
• Portland is coming off a 6-0 win over Davidson on Sunday. Six different players scored in the win, which marked the Pilots’ largest margin of victory in a game since 2002.
• UP was voted to place second in the West Coast Conference Preseason Poll. Seniors Gio Magana-Rivera and Rey Ortiz were picked WCC All-Preseason.
• 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.
• In the win over USF, SU held a 28-1 advantage in shots, including a 17-0 margin in the first half.
• 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.