PREVIEW: @Patriot_msoccer to host Eagles on Friday
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UO (7-5-2, 3-4-2)
UT Tyler (8-2-3, 7-1-1)
10/20/2017 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 210
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UTTM45:04Lucas Pereira
UTTM86:59Jose Poo
UOLogan Valestin90:0026
UTTMJohn McGuffin90:0001
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Shots (on Goal)4 (1)10 (8)
Corner Kicks27
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

TYLER – Leandro Cid-Fernandez, John McGuffin, Akon N’Guetta and Jordan Welch will be honored on Senior Night at 7:30 p.m. on Friday before the UT Tyler men’s soccer team hosts Ozarks in an American Southwest Conference game at the Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex.

The four seniors have helped to lead the Patriots to a 7-2-3 overall record and a 6-1-1 ASC record following a dominating weekend where they earned a 4-0 victory over ETBU and then a 5-2 win over LeTourneau. Ozarks (7-4-2, 3-3-2 ASC) played to a pair of 2-2 draws against the YellowJackets and Tigers in their matchups last weekend in Clarksville, Arkansas. UT Tyler is currently second in the NCAA Division III West Region Rankings and second in the ASC standings behind only Mary Hardin-Baylor which is 9-0 in conference play.

UT Tyler is 5-0-1 at home this season and has outscored its opponents by a 24-8 margin entering its game against the Eagles. The 24 goals ranks second in the ASC behind 27 from the Cru, while the Patriots lead the conference with a 0.63 goals against average and is tied with McMurry and UT Dallas with seven shutouts.

Cid-Fernandez is the all-time leading goal scorer in UT Tyler history with 36 after scoring on a penalty kick in last week’s win over LeTourneau and currently has six goals this season. An Argentina native, he has added two assists this season and is currently tied for second for the most goals in the ASC. His teammate, Lucas Pereira, leads the ASC with eight goals after exploding for a hat trick against ETBU and another against LeTourneau for a four-goal week. A junior from Spain, he was named the ASC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance and now has 20 goals in his career. He also leads the Patriots and ASC with 19 points with the addition of three assists to go along with his eight goals. His hat trick was the first in his career and the sixth in UT Tyler history.

McGuffin has record seven shutouts in his senior season and ha 34 saves through 12 games. He had a season-best six saves at UMHB and is coming off a three-save performance against LeTourneau.

Caio Godinho and N’Guetta have two goals each, while Alfonso Ochoa, Jose Poo, Chris Stamm, Erik Macias, Mark Guevara and Giovanni Castillo have one goal. UT Tyler has a .394 shots on goal percentage and has a 65-41 SOG advantage over its opponents this season.

UT Tyler will finish off the regular season next weekend with a road trip to play Belhaven on Thursday, Oct. 26 and Louisiana College on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Mary Hardin-Baylor 9-0 27 1.000 12-1 0.923 W12
UT Tyler 6-1-1 19 0.813 7-2-3 0.708 W2
UT Dallas 5-3-1 16 0.611 7-5-1 0.577 W1
Hardin-Simmons 4-2-2 14 0.625 5-3-2 0.600 W1
Concordia Texas 4-4-1 13 0.500 7-4-1 0.625 L2
Ozarks 3-3-2 11 0.500 7-4-2 0.615 W1
McMurry % 3-3-2 11 0.500 6-5-2 0.538 L1
Howard Payne 3-6 9 0.333 5-7 0.417 L2
LeTourneau 2-3-2 8 0.429 2-6-4 0.333 L1
Belhaven # 1-4-2 5 0.286 2-6-5 0.346 W1
Louisiana College 1-6 3 0.143 1-11 0.083 L8
East Texas Baptist 0-6-1 1 0.071 4-7-2 0.385 T1
# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship Tournament/NCAA Championship (Div. III Provisional)
% Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship Tournament/NCAA Championship (Div. III Reclassifying)