PREVIEW: @Patriot_msoccer returns with two home games
ETBU (4-5-1, 0-6-0)
UT Tyler (6-2-3, 5-1-1)
10/12/2017 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 225
UT Tyler224
UTTM29:33Lucas Pereira
UTTM37:14Lucas Pereira
UTTM46:37Lucas Pereira
UTTM89:27Giovanni Castillo (Samuel Huerta )
ETBUBryant Botello90:0041
UTTMJohn McGuffin90:0002
Stats at a GlanceETBUUTTM
Shots (on Goal)4 (2)13 (5)
Corner Kicks33
Yellow Cards20

Thursday, October 12, 2017

TYLER – The UT Tyler men’s soccer team will return from a 12-day break from competition by hosting East Texas Baptist (4-6-1, 0-5-0 ASC) on Thursday and LeTourneau (2-5-3, 2-2-1 ASC) on Saturday in a pair of American Southwest Conference games at the Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex.

The Patriots (5-2-3, 4-1-1 ASC) are currently 3-0-1 on their home field after playing to a scoreless draw against McMurry in its last game back on Sept. 30. UT Tyler is currently regionally ranked at No. 5 in the United Soccer Coaches poll in the West and is second in the ASC standings behind Mary Hardin-Baylor which is 8-0. The Cru earned a 2-0 win over the Patriots in their only conference loss on Sept. 23 in Belton.

Leandro Cid-Fernandez leads the Patriots with five goals this season and is the program’s all-time leader with 35 career goals and 82 points. A senior from Argentina, Cid-Fernandez didn’t score in the first four games of the season but broke through with two goals in a win over UT Dallas and then scored against Howard Payne, Concordia and Hardin-Simmons in conference wins. UT Tyler junior Lucas Pereira is second on the team with four goals and leads with three assists through 10 games. A midfielder from Spain, Pereira scored the game-winner against HSU and had two assists in the win over UTD. He also has goals against Redlands, Puget Sound and Concordia and now has 16 in his career. A two-time all-region selection along with Cid-Fernandez, Pereira has eight assists in 44 career games.

Akon N’Guetta has added two goals, both coming against HPU, while Caio Godinho, Jose Poo, Alfonso Ochoa and Chris Stamm scoring one goal each for the Patriots who own a 15-6 goal advantage over their opponents this season.

UT Tyler senior goalkeeper John McGuffin has six shutouts and has recorded 29 saves this season, including a season-best six saves in the loss at UMHB. The defense has helped McGuffin this season by limiting the opposition to two or fewer shots on goal in six games, including two shots on goal in the scoreless draw against McMurry.

UT Tyler will play its final home game next weekend when it hosts Ozarks on Saturday, Oct. 21 before finishing the regular season at Belhaven (Oct. 26) and Louisiana College (Oct. 28).

Mary Hardin-Baylor 8-0 24 1.000 11-1 0.917 W11
UT Tyler 4-1-1 13 0.750 5-2-3 0.650 T1
Concordia Texas 4-3-1 13 0.563 7-3-1 0.682 L1
UT Dallas 4-3 12 0.571 6-5 0.545 L2
Hardin-Simmons 3-2-1 10 0.583 4-3-1 0.563 W2
Ozarks 3-3 9 0.500 6-4 0.600 W3
Howard Payne 3-4 9 0.429 5-5 0.500 W1
McMurry 2-2-2 8 0.500 5-4-2 0.545 T1
LeTourneau 2-2-1 7 0.500 2-5-3 0.350 W1
Belhaven 1-4-2 5 0.286 1-6-5 0.292 T1
Louisiana College 1-6 3 0.143 1-10 0.091 L7
East Texas Baptist 0-5 0 0.000 4-6-1 0.409 L1
# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship Tournament/NCAA Championship (Div. III Provisional)
% Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship Tournament/NCAA Championship (Div. III Reclassifying)