Men's Soccer Weekly Preview

Men's Soccer Weekly Preview

THIS WEEK: The Trinity College men's soccer team enters the week with a 2-8-1 record after going 1-2 last week. The Bantams return to action on Wednesday for Fan Appreciation Night when they host in-state New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Wesleyan, followed by a Saturday trip to Vermont for a match against Middlebury.

MATCH-UPS:
Trinity (2-8-1)
 v. Wesleyan (5-4-1)
Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Soccer Field
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (2-8-1) at Middlebury (7-4-0)
Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11:00 a.m.
South Street Field
Middlebury, Vermont
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Wesleyan Series History: Trinity is 31-40-7 against the Cardinals since the innaugural matchup in 1936.

Recent history against the Cardinals: Trinity defeated Wesleyan, 2-1, last season in Middletown.

Middlebury Series History: Trinity is 6-22-5 all-time against Middlebury since the first meeting in 1965.

Recent history against the Panthers: Trinity and Middlebury played to a scoreless draw last fall in Hartford. 

WEEKLY NOTES:
- Senior captain Cody Savonen ranks second in the NESCAC in goals (6) and is tied for third in points (13). The senior captain also leads the conference in total shots (49) and shots on goal (27). Savonen scored twice against Wheaton, his second multi-goal game of the season.

-Senior captain Mateo Zabala is tied for second in the league in total saves with 53. Zabala made a season-high eight saves against Bowdoin and turned in his third blank slate of the year with a two save shutout against Western Connecticut State. 

- Senior Tim Peng scored the game’s only goal in Trinity’s 1-0 win at Western Connecticut that snapped an eight-game winless streak. The goal was Peng's first in his career.

- Junior Alex Steel is tied for seventh in the NESCAC in assists (3) while senior Scott Brazina tallied his first score of the season against Wheaton.

- The Bantams are entering the home-stretch of their schedule with just four games left to play. Trinity will play at home for three out of its final four regular season games, including the final two in a row.