Oct. 24, 2006
Fullerton, Calif. -
Wed., Oct. 25, at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 28, at Cal State Northridge, 2 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton is 5-9-1 overall and 1-5-0 in the Big West Conference
UC Irvine is 10-3-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the Big West Conference
Cal State Northridge is 5-5-5 overall and 3-1-3 in the Big West
Cal State Fullerton's Bob Ammann is 5-9-1 in his first year at CSF and career
UC Irvine's George Kuntz is 97-108-32 in his 12th year at UCI and 156-135-42 career
Cal State Northridge's Terry Davila is 82-53-19 (.594) in his
eighth year at CSUN and career
Fullerton leads the all-time series vs. UC Irvine, 16-12-6, but hasn't beaten the Anteaters since Oct. 24, 1999, going 0-8-4
Fullerton leads the all-time series vs. Cal State Northridge,
12-10-1, but has last four in a row and 8 of the past 10
ABOUT THE ANTEATERS:
UC Irvine trails UC Santa Barbara by only one point in the Big
West Conference standings with three matches to go for each team.
After an 8-1-2 start, the Anteaters are only 2-2-1 in their last
five matches. But they have posted consecutive shutouts in beating
UC Riverside, 2-0, and tying at Cal Poly SLO, 0-0. Goalkeeper Kenny
Schoeni has a 1.00 goals against average to go with 47 saves and a
9-3-3 record. Matt Murphy leads UCI and the Big West in scoring
with 9 goals and 23 points. Teammates Anthony Hamilton (7 goals, 18
points) and Brad Evans (6 goals, 15 points) also are in the top
five in the BWC in both categories.
ABOUT THE MATADORS:
Winless in their last three matches, the Matadors are in a
must-win mode this week with matches at UC Santa Barbara on
Wednesday and at home vs. Fullerton. A scoreless tie with UC
Riverside and a 1-0 home loss to Cal Poly dealt CSUN's Big West
title hopes a severe blow and gave the Matadors back-to-back
shutouts for the first time since 2001. Sunghyun Kim (5 goals, 12
points) and Fergie Agwu (3 goals, 10 points) are the top scorers.
Goalkeeper Kevin Guppy has a 1.00 goals against average and has
played all but 3:48 of the season in the Cal State Northridge
ABOUT THE TITANS:
Fullerton plays its next three matches on the road, where it has a similar record (3-5-1) to its Titan Stadium (2-4-0) mark.
Eugene Brooks is scoreless in his last three matches and has fallen into second place in the Big West Conference in both goals scored (8 to 9 by Matt Murphy of UCI) and points (18 to 23 by Murphy).
With five victories, the Titans have surpassed last year's total (4-14-1) and have matched the Big West Conference win total (1-9-0). 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).
With 22 goals, the Titans have surpassed last year's total of
21, which included an opponent own goal. But they have only one
goal in the last three matches resulting in a season-high 3-match