Oct 3, 2012

Tribe Men Host UNCW Wednesday

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team welcomes the UNCW Seahawks to Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a match slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff.  Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.

Scouting the Tribe
The College enters the match against the Seahawks with an overall record of 2-6-2 and a CAA ledger of 0-1-1.  W&M looks to rebound on Wednesday night after dropping a league match to Drexel in its last outing.  Senior Ben Anderson leads the Tribe with eight points coming on two goals and four assists.  Sophomore's Chris Albiston and Marcus Luster have netted two goals each, while junior Chris Perez has tallied a goal and one assist.  Sophomore keeper Bennett Jones has posted two shutouts and 39 saves in 10 starts between the posts.  After hosting UNCW, the Green and Gold will continue conference play on the road at Towson on Saturday, Oct 6. 

Scouting the UNCW
The Seahawks come to Williamsburg with a record of 4-5-1 on the year and a 1-1 mark in CAA action.   UNCW earned its first league victory of the season by edging Hofstra, 3-2 on Sept. 29.  Senior Michael Recchia's goal with three seconds remaining lifted UNCW to the victory over the Pride.  Sophomore's Jamie Dell and Mateo Cardona lead the Seahawks with three goals each.  For the year, UNCW has used a trio of keepers with sophomore Brandon Bolden leading the way with 17 saves in five starts.

News and Notes
- Wednesday's match will mark the 39th meeting between the Tribe and Seahawks, as W&M leads the all-time series 33-2-3.  If your keeping score aggregately, W&M has tallied 120 goals compared to UNCW's 20.  Last year, the Green and Gold defeated the Seahawks, 1-0 in Wilmington, N.C.

- Through 10 contests, the Green and Gold have generated a CAA leading 160 shots.  The Green and Gold's 41 saves rank second in the league, while its 53-corner kick's also rank second.  Individually, Ben Anderson ranks second in the conference with four assists.   

- The Seahawks have compiled a road record of 2-3 on the year as it makes its second road trip into the state of Virginia this season.  On Sept. 22, UNCW opened CAA play dropping a 2-0 decision at George Mason.

- Since 1982, W&M owns a record of 2-3 when it plays on Oct. 3.  However, both Tribe victories on the third day of the month have come against UNCW (1992 and 2004).