Titans Host Recent Nemesis Anteaters
UPCOMING: Wed., Sept. 27 - vs. UC Irvine, Titan Stadium, 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 4 - vs. Cal State Northridge, Titan Stadium, 7
Cal State Fullerton is 4-4-1 overall and 0-1-0 in the Big West Conference
UC Irvine is 6-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 in the Big West Conference; UCI is ranked No. 23, in the Soccer America national poll and No. 25 by Soccer News.
Cal State Northridge is 2-3-3 overall and 0-0-2 in the Big West
Cal State Fullerton's Bob Ammann is 4-4-1 in his first year at CSF and career
UC Irvine's George Kuntz is 93-106-30 in his 12th year at UCI and has a career mark of 152-133-40 in his 17th year
Cal State Northridge's Terry Davila is 79-51-17 in his 8th year
at CSUN and career with two matches before he faces CSF
Fullerton leads the all-time series vs. UC Irvine, 16-11-6 but has not beaten the Anteaters since a 2-0 win in Titan Stadium on Oct. 24, 1999. UCI has a 7-0-4 advantage since that match.
Fullerton leads the all-time series with Cal State Northridge,
12-9-1, but the Matadors have won the last three meetings and 7 of
the last 9.
ABOUT THE ANTEATERS:
UCI has lost only to Northwestern (2-1) and tied Fordham (2-2).
UCI is coming off a 4-0 win at UC Riverside on Saturday. Matt
Murphy shares the Big West Conference lead with 6 goals. UCI has
had the Big West Conference player of the week for each of the past
three weeks in Anthony Hamilton, Murphy and Brad Evans. Goalkeeper
Kenny Schoeni has played all but one match and is 5-1-1 with a 0.69
goals against average.
ABOUT THE TITANS:
Three has been the Titans' magic number in 2006. It has been their goal total in each of their four wins and three of those have come by an identical count of 3-2. This year's team has scored 14 goals compared to a season total of 20 in 19 matches in 2005.
Eugene Brooks shares the conference lead with 6 goals, 5 of them coming in the last three matches (2 vs. Maine, 1 vs. UCSB and 2 at UNLV). San Jose State transfer Brent Douglas started the first six matches in goal with returnee Kevin Puder sidelined by injury. Puder returned to finish the Maine game and has gone all the way vs. UCSB and UNLV. Their goals against averages are quite similar -- 1.57 for Douglas and 1.64 for Puder.
With two road victories (at San Jose State and at UNLV), the
Titans have two more road wins than all of last season. They also
own a neutral site win (over Oral Roberts at Memphis).
For the second year, Cal State Fullerton men's soccer will have play-by-play audio coverage of all home matches. It is available via the Titans' website -- www.FullertonTitans.com. CSF student Mike Martinez provides the commentary.