WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team will host Drexel at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field on Friday at 7 p.m. The Tribe enters the contest with a record of 2-5-1 and a CAA mark of 0-0-1, while the Dragons own an overall record of 5-2-1 and are 1-0 in the league. Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.
Scouting the Tribe
After concluding the non-conference portion of its schedule on Tuesday night at High Point, the College turns it focus to CAA play for the remainder of the season. In its league opener last Saturday, W&M played Northeastern to a 1-1 draw. Sophomore Michael Teiman headed in his first goal of the season on a corner kick assist courtesy of senior Ben Anderson. In its last match, High Point raced out to an early lead and fended off multiple Tribe advances in the second-half. Anderson leads the Green and Gold with eight points, coming on two goals and four assists. Sophomore's Chris Albiston and Marcus Luster have each netted a pair of goals, while junior Chris Perez has tallied a goal and one assist.
The Dragons come to Williamsburg having won five of their last six matches, which includes an impressive 4-1 rout over No. 4 Old Dominion on Sept. 22. Sophomore Michele Pataia netted two goals in the upset victory over the Monarchs. For the year, sophomore Fabio Machado paces the Dragons with two goals and four assists. Pataia has accounted for seven points, on a team-high three goals and one assist, while classmate Matheus Goncalves has netted two goals and a helper. Head coach Doug Hess is in his third season at the helm of the Dragons' program.
News and Notes:
- Since the series inception in 1993, W&M and Drexel have met 12 times on the pitch with the College owning an 11-1-0 record against the Dragons. Aggregately, the College has netted 29 goals compared to Drexel's seven. Last season, the Tribe defeated the Dragons, 2-0, behind sophomore Michael Teiman's first collegiate goal and former Tribe standout Nicolas Abrigo's goal in the 57th minute.
- Statistically, the College ranks first in the CAA with 142 shots. W&M's goals against average of 1.16 ranks fifth in the league while its 40 saves are tops in the conference. Individually, senior Ben Anderson ranks 18th in the nation with four assists. The Mechanicsville, Va., native's four helpers are also tied for the most in the CAA. Sophomore keeper Bennett Jones has registered 38 saves on the year, which sits at a tie for tops in the league.
- On Sept. 22, the College opened CAA play with a 1-1 draw against Northeastern. Sophomore Michael Teiman netted the afternoon's first score off a corner kick assist from senior Ben Anderson. However, the Huskies sent the affair to overtime with a late second-half goal. All nine matches between the Tribe and Huskies have ended in overtime.