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Men's Soccer Match Preview: Hofstra
Updated: Thursday 10/25/2013 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The William and Mary men’s soccer team concludes a brief two-match home stand, when they welcome Colonial Athletic Association rival Hofstra to Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field on Saturday, Oct. 26. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

TribeAthletics.com caught up with 10th-year head coach Chris Norris to discuss the upcoming match. The video feature is available through the above link or by clicking here.

Scouting the Tribe
William and Mary (7-3-1, 2-1-0 CAA) enters Saturday’s match winners of three in a row and five of its last six matches. The Tribe are coming off of a, 1-0, victory on Saturday, Oct. 19 against Northeastern. Sophomore Jackson Eskay (four goals, four assists) and junior Chris Albiston (three goals, six assists) lead the Tribe with 12 points apiece. Redshirt senior Chris Perez has chipped in two goals and four assists for eight points. In goal, redshirt freshman Mac Phillips has been outstanding. The Rocky Mount, Va. native is boasting a 0.59 goals-against-average, 39 saves and seven shutouts.

Scouting the Pride
Hofstra (8-4-2, 2-1-1) enters Saturday’s match unbeaten in its last three matches as well as seven of its last eight. The Pride defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-0, on Wednesday night at home.  Maid Memic (nine goals, two assists) and Chris Griebsch (seven goals, six assists) each lead the Pride attack with 20 points.  Goalies Patric Pray and Roberto Pellegrini have almost spilt time evenly this year.  However, Pray has started the last seven matches for Hofstra, boasting a 0.67 GAA, 31 saves, and four shutouts.

News and Notes
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Saturday’s match will be the 15th meeting between the Tribe and Pride. William and Mary leads the all-time series 7-4-1, but last year the two schools played to a 2-2 tie. In that match, Chris Albiston and Zachary Montebell scored for the  Tribe.

- On Saturday, Oct. 10 sophomore Ryan Flesch scored 46 seconds into the match, while redshirt freshman Mac Phillips recorded six saves in goals, preserving the, 1-0, shutout against Northeastern.

- For his efforts, Phillips garnered CAA Rookie of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. The Rocky Mount, Va. native boasts a 0.59 GAA, 39 saves, and seven shutouts.

- Junior Chris Albiston’s six assists rank him first place tie in the CAA. He is tied with Hofstra’s Chris Gribsch, who has played three more contests.

- Phillips is also climbing up William and Mary’s single-season and career record books.  His seven shutouts tie him for eighth all-time on the career list, while it ties him for seven in the single-season record book.

- The Green and Gold hits the road for a pair of matches following tonight’s match. The Tribe travel to Delaware on Wed, Oct. 30, before heading to UNCW on Sat. Nov. 2. Both matches are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs.











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