Green Bay Opens Horizon League Play Friday

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Release: September 13, 2012
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Green Bay has won its past three contests against Detroit and will look to make it four Friday

By: Jill Wunrow
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay (2-2-1) men's soccer team will look to move above the .500 mark as it wraps up its four-game road stretch Friday, Sept. 14 at Detroit (2-4-0), kicking off Horizon League play at 3 p.m. CT.

Green Bay enters Friday's contest after a 0-0 scoreless double overtime draw against unbeaten Missouri State (4-0-2) in the Dayton Tournament. The game marked the second shutout of the season for the Phoenix as defenders Defrim Ramusheveski (South Milwaukee, Wis.) and Billy Donovan (St. Charles, Mo.) were named to the All-Tournament team.

Making his second career start and third overall collegiate appearance for the Phoenix was sophomore goalkeeper Max Nimmo (Janesville, Wis.) who enters Friday's game as the reigning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after registering a career-high seven saves against Missouri State. Nimmo has been filling in for senior keeper Ryan Wehking (St. Louis, Mo.) who continues to rehab an ankle injury sustained Aug. 31. Wehking's status for Friday's game against Detroit will be a game-time decision.

The Phoenix is being led by sophomore Kirby Allen (Appleton, Wis.) who has three goals, one assist and seven points on the season. Senior Whitney Browne (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) leads all players with 13 shots, five on goal. As a team, Green Bay leads the league in goals against average (0.94) and is third in the league with 25 saves.

SCOUTING DETROIT:  Detroit is 1-0 on its home field and enters Friday's contest coming off a 4-2 loss at Canisius Sept. 9. Detroit's Pat Lepera leads the league with four goals on the season while the Titans are second as a team with nine goals.

Detroit has made a league-best 31 saves behind goalkeeper Nathan Steinwascher who is currently ranked seventh in the nation in the statistic.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Detroit owns a slight 7-10-4 edge over the Phoenix in its series which began in 1990. Green Bay has gone 6-0-2 in its last eight games against the Titans, winning the past three.

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE: Fans can follow a live stats feed of Friday's game or check GreenBayPhoenix.com for results.

POPIK'S TOPIKS: Be sure to check out Popik's Topiks with head coach Dan Popik every Wednesday on GreenBayPhoenix.com for the latest insights on Green Bay's upcoming opponents and recent contests.

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SCHEDULE
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Friday , September 19
Men's Soccer 
vs. Western Michigan
3:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Sunday , September 21
Men's Soccer 
at IPFW
1:00 PM
Fort Wayne, Ind.
 | Live Stats  
Wednesday, October 01
Men's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  | Horizon League Network  
Saturday , October 04
Men's Soccer 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 | Horizon League Network  
Tuesday , October 07
Men's Soccer 
at Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Madison, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 11
Men's Soccer 
at Detroit
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Wednesday, October 15
Men's Soccer 
vs. UIC
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  | Horizon League Network  
Saturday , October 18
Men's Soccer 
vs. Wright State
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  | Horizon League Network  
Tuesday , October 21
Men's Soccer 
at Eastern Illinois
3:00 PM
Charleston, Ill.
 
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.
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  | Horizon League Network  
Friday , November 07
Men's Soccer 
at Cleveland State
6:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 | Horizon League Network  
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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