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West Virginia Visits as MAC Play Continues for Men's Soccer

West Virginia Visits as MAC Play Continues for Men's Soccer
Complete Game Notes
 
SIUE (8-4-2, 2-1-0 MAC)
vs. West Virginia (6-7-1, 0-3-0 MAC)
Sat., Nov. 2, 7:00 p.m. 
 
Bob Guelker Field / Ralph Korte Stadium
Edwardsville, Illinois
Video: ESPN+
 
THE COUGARS: Had a seven-game unbeated streak snapped last week at Akron.  
 
SERIES STUFF: Tonight is only the third meeting all-time between the two schools. The Mountaineers own a 2-0 lead in the series. West Virginia netted an overtime winner in the team's first meeting in 2017. Last year the Cougars surrendered five goals in a road loss.
 
RPI: SIUE is No. 74 in the RPI ranking as of 10/28. The Cougars are third among MAC teams behind Western Michigan at No. 41 and Akron at 73. 
 
REGIONALLY SPEAKING: The Cougars are sixth in the North Region according to the United Soccer Coaches poll. Conference mates Western Michigan (4), Bowling Green (8) also appear in the poll. West Virginia is unranked in the region.
 
TARGET PRACTICE: SIUE is one of the most accurate shooting teams in the country. Of the Cougars' 11.5 shots per game, 5.43 per game (47 percent) are on goal, that ranks 25th in the country.
 
SCORING LEADER: Jorge Gonzalez is the leading scorer in the MAC. He has a league-best nine goals and 22 points. His nine total goals rank No. 29 in the NCAA. He has four game-winning goals, which ranks 13th in the NCAA. His 22 points make him No. 29 in the NCAA. He is 15th nationally in shots on goal per game at 2.00.

 

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