Women's and Men's Soccer Begin Postseason at Home
Oct 31, 2019
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The American Rivers Conference Soccer Tournaments get underway on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, with both the Spartan women and men hosting first round contests on Saturday.
-UD vs. Coe at 1 p.m.
-UD finished up the regular season with an 11-4-2 and 4-2-2 mark in the conference, while the Kohawks went 8-7-2 and 3-4-1 in the A-R-C
-15-3-1. The Spartans won the most recent matchup, which was on Tuesday night, 2-0.
-The Spartans the statistical advantage in nearly every category in 2019 on both sides of the ball. UD has limited opponents to 1.00 goals per game, while Coe sits at 1.59 after the regular season. Meanwhile, the Spartan offense is averaging 1.882 goals, with Coe right behind them at 1.765. In the net, UD has stopped .782 of opponent’s shots and Coe has stopped .767.
#6 Coe at #3 UD
#5 Luther at #4 Simpson
Winner of UD-Coe at Wartburg
Winner of Simpson Luther at Loras
-UD vs. #9 Luther at 4 p.m.
-The Spartans closed the regular season with a mark of 00-00-00 and 4-2-2 in the A-R-C. Luther is ranked ninth in the latest United Soccer Coaches Poll after finishing 13-1-1 and 5-3 in the conference.
-UD makes their first appearance in the NCAA North Region rankings in 2019, coming in at seventh. Luther is ranked third.
6-12-2. Luther won the regular season match-up, 3-0, which was also played at UD.
-Both teams have thrived with defense in 2019, Luther holds the best opponent goal average of .94 goals per game and the Spartans are fourth at 1.06 goals allowed per game, however, Luther has allowed 17 total goals, just one less than UD’s 18. The Spartans and UD goalie Brandon White has the best save percentage among all conference teams, stopping .788 of shots, while Luther is eighth out of nine teams in the A-R-C at .696.
#5 Luther at #4 UD
#6 Wartburg at #3 Simpson
Winner of Luther-UD at Central
Winner of Wartburg-Simpson at Loras
Watch both games at udspartans.com/watch