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In its final home match of the regular season, the Green Bay men's soccer team welcomes Oakland
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Men's Soccer to Host Senior Day Against Oakland

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Release: November 01, 2013
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – In its final home match of the regular season, the Green Bay men’s soccer team welcomes Oakland to Aldo Santaga Stadium for a 1:00 p.m. matchup. It will also be senior day, and Sam Krenzien (Wauwatosa, Wis.) and Sabastian Xiong (Cottage Grove, Wis.) will be recognized for their contributions to the team in a pre-match ceremony. 

GreenBayPhoenix.com caught up with the duo as they looked back on their time in Green Bay before Saturday’s match 

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SAM KRENZIEN
A mainstay for the Phoenix the past four seasons, Sam has appeared in 63 matches for Green Bay, totaling 50 points with 21 goals and eight assists.

As a freshman, Sam netted his first collegiate goal in his first collegiate start against Oral Roberts and went on to lead the freshman class with four goals and three assists in addition to being named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team. During his sophomore season, Sam played in 18 games and finished second on the team with six goals. That season he finished with a hat trick, scoring all three goals in a 3-1 win over Detroit. In 2012, Sam was a First Team All-Horizon League Selection after starting all 16 games for the Phoenix and finishing with five points on two goals and an assist.

This season, Sam has started all 15 matches and leads the team with 10 goals and 24 points, nearly doubling his offensive production from the previous three seasons. Earlier this season he collected Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling a combined eight points in matches against Eastern Illinois and N-J-I-T.

In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Sam has also been named to the Horizon League Academic Honor roll three times. Sam is currently working towards a degree in business administration with a minor in economics.

SABASTIAN XIONG
After redshirting his freshman season in 2009, Sabastian has been a valuable member of the Phoenix offense. Playing a combined 40 matches over four seasons, Sabastian has six goals, including four this season. As a sophomore, Sabastian netted his first career goal at Tulsa and finished the season with nine appearances and six starts for the Phoenix.

Last season, he appeared in 16 matches with 14 starts, netting his lone goal of the season at Oregon State at the Oregon State Tournament. This season, Sabastian has played in 14 matches with six starts, posting a career-high four goals while going a perfect two-for-two on penalty kick attempts. Earlier this season he netted two goals against then-No. 12 Marquette en route to collecting Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honors.

A native of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, Sabastian is currently pursuing his degree in human development with a minor in business administration.

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Saturday’s match will be the sixth overall meeting between the two teams, but the first as Horizon League opponents. Green Bay leads the all-time series 3-2, winning the first three matchups in 1976, ’78 and ’79. The Phoenix lost at home in 1980, and after it was 28 years before the two teams met again, a 1-0 loss for Green Bay at Oakland in 2008. 

The Phoenix is currently 7-5-3 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference coming off of a 2-1 double overtime loss at Wright State last Saturday. 

Krenzien continues to lead the team with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. His 10 goals and 24 points currently stand second in the Horizon League. Lawrence Talery (Coon Rapids, Minn.) stands atop the team with six assists, good for second in the conference.

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN GRIZZLIES: Roster Schedule Stats
Oakland enters the weekend with an overall record of 5-6-5 and stands third in the Horizon League at 3-2-1. Saturday’s contest will be the final match of the regular season for the Golden Grizzlies, who have dropped four consecutive matches including a 1-0 loss against UIC on Wednesday. 

Joey Tinnion has appeared in all 16 matches for Oakland this season and leads the team with 15 points on six goals and three assists. Miche’le Lipari stands second with four goals, while Shawn Claud Lawson and Gavin Hoy are tied for the team lead with three helpers. 

In goal Sean Lewis has started 14 of the 16 contests this season, posting a 0.98 goals-against average and .769 save percentage with an overall record of 4-4-4 and three shutouts.

As a team Oakland has been outscored by its opponents, 23-16, but has outshot (229-186) its opponents while also owning an advantage in corner kicks (94-66).

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SCHEDULE
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Wednesday, October 01
Men's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Horizon League Network
 | Stats
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel  
Saturday , October 04
Men's Soccer 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 | Horizon League Network  | Live Stats  
Tuesday , October 07
Men's Soccer 
at Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Madison, Wis.
 | Big Ten Network  | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 11
Men's Soccer 
at Detroit
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 | Live Stats  
Wednesday, October 15
Men's Soccer 
vs. UIC
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Horizon League Network
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 18
Men's Soccer 
vs. Wright State
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Horizon League Network
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Tuesday , October 21
Men's Soccer 
at Eastern Illinois
3:00 PM
Charleston, Ill.
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 25
Men's Soccer 
at Belmont
2:00 PM
Nashville, Ten.
 
Saturday , November 01
Men's Soccer 
vs. Valparaiso
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Horizon League Network
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Friday , November 07
Men's Soccer 
at Cleveland State
6:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 | Horizon League Network  | Live Stats  
Monday , November 10
Men's Soccer 
at Quarterfinals
TBA
TBD
 
Thursday , November 13
Men's Soccer 
at Semfinals
TBA
TBD
 
Saturday , November 15
Men's Soccer 
at Finals
TBA
TBD
 
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