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Men's Soccer Opens MAC Play at Northern Illinois

Men's Soccer Opens MAC Play at Northern Illinois
SIUE (6-3-1, 0-0-0 MAC)
vs. Northern Illinois (5-6-1, 0-0-0 MAC)
Sat., Oct. 12, 2:00 p.m.
NIU Soccer Complex
DeKalb, Illinois
TODAY: Is the first of five Mid-American Conference games for the Cougars. 
AT THE HELM: Cale Wassermann is in his first season as SIUE's head coach. He is the eighth head coach in program history. 
HOMECOMING: The Cougars defeated Central Arkansas Saturday to run their record to 12-0 in Homecoming games since the return to NCAA Division I in 2008.  
SERIES STUFF: Northern Illinois represents one of SIUE's most-played opponents. The Cougars own a 15-7-1 mark against the Huskies. SIUE has won each of the last two meetings, since the two teams became conference foes. The Cougars are 3-4 all-time in DeKalb.
SCORING LEADER: Jorge Gonzalez is the leading scorer in the Mid-American Conference. He has a league-best seven goals and 17 points. His seven total goals rank No. 24 in the NCAA. He has three game-winning goals, which ranks 14th in the NCAA. His 17 points make him No. 28 in the NCAA.
OVERTIME: SIUE has already played four overtime games this year. The Cougars are 1-2-1 in overtime games this season. Last year SIUE played five overtime games the entire season. The school record for overtime games in a season is nine, both in 2014 and again in 2016.
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