Nov 02, 2018
SIUE (9-3-4, 1-2-1 MAC)
at Bowling Green (5-6-4 1-1-2 MAC)
Sat., Nov. 3, 6 p.m. CT
Cochrane Soccer Stadium
Bowling Green, Ohio
TONIGHT: SIUE will play its final regular season game of the year. SIUE has fouf points and is tied with Akron for fourth place in the Mid-American Conference. Only the top spot is secured as West Virginia has clinched the regular season title. The Cougars can finish anywhere from second to sixth in the league.
SENIOR NIGHT: Four seniors: Johan DePicker, TC Hull, Keegan McHugh and Greg Solawa will play their final regular season game for SIUE tonight. A pregame ceremony was held prior to last week's game to recognize the four seniors.
HOME FINALE: The Cougars played their final home game of the regular season last Saturday. At 6-2-1, SIUE has its second-most wins at home in the Division I era. The Cougars won seven home games in 2010 and again in 2012.
DOUBLE DIGITS: SIUE is seeking its 10th win of the season. The Cougars have achieved at least 10 wins four times in the Division I era. The last time SIUE won at least 10 games was 2001 when it was 10-5-7 and appeared in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Division I era record for wins is 13 in 2012.
PREVIOUSLY: Akron emerged from a hard-fought Mid-American Conference battle with a win last Saturday night as the Zips edged SIUE 1-0 on Senior Night at Korte Stadium. A 64th minute strike from Akron sophomore David Egbo was the difference.
SCORING LEADERS: Lachlan McLean leads the Cougars, the MAC and is 36th nationally in scoring with 23 points, coming on nine goals and five assists. His nine goals also are most in the MAC and the most at SIUE since Christian Volesky scored nine during the 2012 season. McLean was chosen as MAC Player of the Week Oct. 9, when he also was chosen to College Soccer News' Team of the Week. Jorge Gonzalez is second on the team in scoring at 17 points coming on eight goals and an assist. He is third in the MAC in goals scored and fourth in scoring.
SERIES STUFF: The Cougars own a 4-1 record in the all-time series with Bowling Green and are 1-1 all-time on the road in the series. Last year, SIUE defeated BGSU 3-1 in Edwardsville for its first-ever MAC win.