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Cougars Play Host to Badgers, Lopes

Cougars Play Host to Badgers, Lopes
 
SIUE (2-0-1, 0-0-0 MAC)
vs. Wisconsin (2-2-0, 0-0-0 Big 10)
Fri., Sept. 7, 7 p.m.
 
vs. No. 24 Grand Canyon (2-0-0, 0-0-0 WAC)
Sun., Sept. 9, 7 p.m.
 
Bob Guelker Field / Korte Stadium
 
TONIGHT: SIUE looks to extend its winning streak with a pair of weekend games. The games are the third and fourth of a season-long five-game home stand, which encompasses more than half of SIUE's home schedule.
 
LAST TIME OUT: Joergen Pettersen netted the game-winner with a 48th minute free kick Friday to lift SIUE to a 1-0 win over Princeton at Korte Stadium.
 
SCORING LEADERS: Jorge Gonzalez and Lachlan McLean, SIUE's top two goal scorers in 2017, are 1-2 in scoring for SIUE again this year. After Gonzalez netted the game-winner against UMKC, he has two goals and four points. McLean has a goal and an assist for three points. 
 
ALL-CONFERENCE: SIUE's nonconference schedule includes teams from nine different Division I conferences. 
 
AT THE HELM: Cougars Head Coach Mario Sanchez is in his fourth season in charge of men's soccer. Sanchez sports a 31-19-11 record in three full seasons at SIUE. In his seventh season overall as a head coach, Sanchez is 55-60-20. 
 
SERIES STUFF: Friday will be the seventh meeting all-time between SIUE and Wisconsin. The Cougars hold a 3-2-1 edge in the series. The previous meeting in Edwardsville came in 1987 and was a 1-0 Wisconsin win. Sunday will be the first meeting between SIUE and Grand Canyon.