Tigers Set for C-USA Bout With FIU
Oct. 26, 2012
MIAMI, Fla.- The University of Memphis men's soccer team (5-6-3, 1-2-2 C-USA) travels to Miami, Fla. for a Conference USA bout with FIU (7-6-2, 0-5-1 C-USA), on Saturday, with kickoff set for 12 p.m. (CT). This will be the eighth match all-time between the two programs with the Tigers leading the series 4-3-0.
Scouting the Panthers
• The Panthers are winless in league play in six tries. Their only non-losing C-USA match was a 1-1 draw with South Carolina.
• Head coach Kenny Arena is in his first year at the helm for the Panthers. Prior to FIU, Arena spent four years as an assistant for UCLA.
• The Panthers return 11 letterwinners and seven starters from a squad that finished the 2011 campaign with an overall-record of 5-8-4 and a record of 1-5-2 in league play.
• Quentin Albrecht leads FIU in goals (8) and points (17).
• Daniel Gonzalez and Lyle Lindquist are tied for the team lead in assists (5).
• Panthers-goalkeeper Robin Spiegel has allowed 22 goals and snagged 44 saves. Through 15 games, Spiegel carries a goals-against-average of 1.42.
• Mark Sherrod leads the team in goals (9) and points (22).
• Liam Collins leads the Tigers in assists (7).
• Memphis goalkeeper Conor Hurley has allowed 21 goals and racked up 29 saves. Through 14 games, Hurley carries a goals-against-average of 1.41.
Tigers Break Overtime Record
Tigers have gone to extra minutes with Belmont (2OT), Furman (2OT), Washington, Marshall, Kentucky (2OT), Missouri State, Tulsa (2OT) and UCF (2OT). Memphis' eight overtime matches breaks the single season record set in 2007 of seven.
In overtime matches this season, Memphis is 1-4-3 against the competition. The Tigers' win over Belmont was their first double-overtime win since 2004 when they defeated Eastern Illinois 3-2.
Memphis has played in 73 overtime games in the program's history with 31 of those being double-overtime. Since 1986 Memphis carries a combined overtime (OT & 2OT) record of 14-26-33 and a record of 4-8-19 in double-overtime games.
Tigers on FOX Soccer Channel
Memphis' regular season finale against No. 19 SMU has been tabbed at the FOX Soccer Channel NSCAA Game of the Week. The game will be broadcast live from Mike Rose Soccer Stadium, marking the fourth time in the last five seasons the Tigers will play on a regional or national telecast.
Make sure you follow Memphis Men's Soccer on Facebook (facebook.com/MemphisSoccer) and on Twitter (@UMTigerSoccer) for updates during the games and throughout the season.