By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - After playing five of its past six
games on the road, the Green Bay (2-6-1, 0-1-0 HL) men's soccer team will play four
of its final seven games of the regular season in the confines of Aldo Santaga
Stadium. Saturday, Sept. 29 the Phoenix will kick off a four-game Horizon
League stretch when it hosts Wright State (2-6-1, 0-0-1 HL) at 7 p.m.
Both teams enter Saturday's contest
looking for their first win in Horizon League play. Green Bay faces Wright
State after suffering four consecutive losses, including its most recent double
overtime last second loss against Gonzaga in the Oregon State Tournament.
Phoenix goalkeeper Ryan Wehking (St. Louis, Mo.) had a combined 12 saves in the
two games in the tournament while Ahmad Bah (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) and Sam
Krenzien (Wauwatosa, Wis.) were named to the All-Tournament Team for their
Green Bay leads the league with 42
saves and is one of six teams with two shutouts on the season.
Senior Whitney Browne (Brooklyn Park,
Minn.) is seventh in the league with 21 shots followed by teammate Sam Krenzien
with 20. Sophomore midfielder Kirby Allen (Appleton, Wis.) hopes to return to
the field Saturday after battling injury. Allen leads Green Bay with three
goals and seven points and is tied for fifth in both categories among league
SCOUTING WRIGHT STATE... The Raiders travel to Green Bay after battling UIC to a 1-1
double overtime tie in which freshman forward Brett Elder gave the Raiders an
early 1-0 lead for his team-high third goal of the season. Junior midfielder
Derek Zuniga leads Wright State and is second in the league with three assists
and tied for second with a team-best 28 shots, 13 on goal.
As a team, Wright State is tied for
second in the league with 10 assists and 127 shots. The Raiders were voted into
first place in the Horizon League preseason poll with 40 points. This season
Wright State returned 10 starters, including junior Bryce Rockwell-Ashton who
was a First Team All-League selection in 2012.
ABOUT THE SERIES... Saturday's game marks the 27th meeting between the two squads with Green
Bay owning the 15-10-1 series advantage. The Phoenix has won its last three
home games against the Raiders while it was defeated during regular season play
last season as well as the Horizon League Championship semifinal contest.
ALUMNI DAY... The
Phoenix will also be celebrating and honoring its alumni throughout the weekend
with various festivities taking place. Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. the annual
alumni game will take place at Aldo Santaga Stadium with a postgame social.
Alumni of the program are invited to partake in breakfast with the team Saturday
at 10 a.m. at Mackinaws (2925 Voyager Drive, Green Bay).
When arriving at the game Saturday
evening, alumni are asked to check in at the Phoenix Fund Registration table.
To RSVP for the alumni events, please contact assistant coach Logan Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE... A live video stream of Green Bay's game against Wright State
will be available here
on GreenBayPhoenix.com. Live
stats will also be available.
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.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE... Following its matchup against Wright State, Green Bay will
have four days to prepare for in-state Horizon League rival Milwaukee
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Aldo Santaga Stadium at 7 p.m. The annual Chancellor's Cup
game will be filmed on tape delay for Time Warner Sports32.
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