WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team travels to High Point for its last non-conference match of the 2012 campaign. Tuesday night's contest in High Point, N.C., is slated for a 7 p.m. start. The College enters the affair with a mark of 2-4-2, while the Panthers are undefeated at 8-0. Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live stats. For a fee of $ 4.95 fans can watch the match online courtesy of BigSouthSports.com.
Scouting the Tribe
After opening Colonial Athletic Association play on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against Northeastern, the Tribe concludes its non-league portion of the schedule at High Point on Tuesday evening. In the match against the Huskies, Sophomore Michael Teiman headed in the Tribe's score in the 21st minute off a corner kick assist from senior Ben Anderson. Anderson leads the Tribe with eight points, coming on two goals and a team-best four assists. Sophomore's Chris Albiston and Marcus Luster have netted two goals each, while junior Chris Perez has accounted for a goal and one helper.
Scouting the Panthers
High Point enters the mid-week match with an 8-0 record, as it has outscored the opposition 28-4. In its last outing, the Panthers defeated Big South foe UNC-Asheville, 3-0 behind sophomore Leon Carby's goal and assist. Currently, High Point is in the midst of a six-game home stand, as the Tribe will be the Panthers fifth consecutive home match. Sophomore Mamadee Nyepon, who has tallied a team-leading 17 points on eight goals and one assist, leads High Point's potent attack.
News and Notes:
- All-time, the College is 2-0 against High Point and owns an aggregate advantage of 9-1 over the Panthers. In its last meeting, No. 23 ranked William and Mary defeated High Point, 2-1 from Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field during the 2000 season.
- Against Big South competition, the College owns a record of 33-3-1. Almost half of W&M's victories have come against VMI (15-1), while the Green and Gold has never faced Presbyterian, Gardner Webb or UNC-Asheville.
- As a team, the Green and Gold has tallied a CAA leading 134 shots through eight matches this season. The Tribe is tied for fifth in the league with 11 goals, while its 37 saves rank first. Individually, senior Ben Anderson's seven assists are tied at the top of the CAA. Sophomore keeper Bennett Jones has collected a league leading 36 saves. The Wintson-Salem native averages 4.50 stops per outing, which are also tops in the CAA.