WVU Welcomes Western Michigan


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
October 25, 2013 12:17 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - With just three matches remaining in the 2013 regular season, the West Virginia University men’s soccer team will look to position themselves for postseason play as they play host to Western Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
 
The Mountaineers (6-6-3, 1-2-0 MAC) are sitting in fifth place in the Mid-American Conference and need to enter the top 4 in order to the make the conference tournament.
 
Junior Andy Bevin leads West Virginia in goals (7), points (20) and is tied for the team lead with six assists. Junior goalkeeper Lee Johnston picked up his fourth shutout of the season on Tuesday against American. Johnston lowered his goals-against average to 1.15 and has made 39 saves.
 
The Broncos (6-7-0, 2-0-0 MAC) have not allowed a goal in conference action and most recently defeated IPFW, 4-1, on Tuesday afternoon.
 
Freshman Matheau Rogers leads Western Michigan in goals (4), points (11) and is tied for the lead in assists (3). Sophomore goalkeeper Chase Rau has a 1.99 goals-against average and has made 38 saves, while allowing 23 goals.
 
The teams tied 1-1 at Western Michigan last season with sophomore Ryan Cain scoring the game-tying goal for WVU early in the second half.
 
The game will serve as the final Dollar Night of the season, with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for $1 each. Students are admitted free with a valid WVU student ID.
 
All fans are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume to the match.
 
As part of the Kick or Treat festivities, the Mountaineer Maniacs will conduct a costume contest with prizes for the best costumes. Also, concession items such as sausage and pretzels and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
 
Fans also are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the game to support the Mountaineer Food Bank. Those who do will receive a coupon for a free popcorn and a ticket for a future match.
 
For a video and audio stream courtesy of Kroger, visit WVUsports.com.
 



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