Men’s Soccer Preview: SCIAC Postseason Tournament Semifinal

Men’s Soccer Preview: SCIAC Postseason Tournament Semifinal

SCIAC Postseason Semifinal

vs. Chapman (13-4-2, 10-4-2 SCIAC)

Ortmayer Stadium | La Verne, Calif.

 

Time: Thursday, Nov. 3 – 7 p.m.
Location: La Verne, Calif. (Ortmayer Stadium)
Live Stream: SCIAC Portal
Live Stats: SCIAC Portal
Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors 55+/military ID - $5, spectators w/ current SCIAC ID - Free, children under 12 - Free 
Season Series: 1-0-1 (Teams tied, 3-3, on Sept. 7; La Verne def. Chapman, 1-0, on Oct. 15)

La Verne Quick Hits

• La Verne is making its second consecutive appearance in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament

• The Leopards defeated Chapman, 1-0, in the first round of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament semifinal last year in Orange; Nathan Gonzalez scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute

• La Verne beat Chapman, 1-0, on Oct. 15 on a Justin Funes winner in the 86th minute

• The teams played to a 3-3 draw in the first meeting of the season (Sept. 7); Saul Uribe, Briley Venti and Christopher Wong got on the board for La Verne while Jake Sarmiento, Jarod Matteoni and Sam Rudich scored for Chapman

Saul Uribe tied for second in the SCIAC with 12 total goals

Auden Foxe led the SCIAC in assists with nine total and seven in SCIAC play

• The Leopards have statistically the best defense in the league; La Verne is the only team in the SCIAC that has allowed less than one goal per game (0.93)

• The Leopards have a 3-3-1 record against Chapman under head coach Trevor Persson

Chapman Quick Hits

• Chapman is making its fourth straight SCIAC Postseason Tournament appearance

• Chapman enters the tournament having won its last four games by a combined score of 13-3; its last loss was against La Verne on Oct. 15

• The Panthers boast a balanced attack with 14 different players getting on the board this season; five players have scored at least five goals

• Marco Saglimbeni leads the Panthers with eight goals on the season

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