By Rachel Buck (@GBRachel)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay men’s soccer team will look to claim the Chancellor’s Cup for the first time since 2010 when it travels to Milwaukee for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Panthers at Engelmann Stadium.
The game will be broadcast live locally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, available locally on 1332HD/32, and over the internet on the Horizon League Network. Matt Menzl and Matt Schroeder will have the call for Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
It will be the 43rd overall meeting and 37th battle for the Cup. Milwaukee leads the all-time series, 24-14-4. Milwaukee retained the cup last season after the match ended in a 2-2 draw because it won the 2011 meeting, 3-2, in double overtime. The last three meetings between the two teams have all gone into double overtime, with both teams going 1-1-1 over the span.
The Horizon League’s top two offenses will be taking to the pitch. Milwaukee leads the conference this season with 24 goals, and Green Bay follows right behind with 20. Individually six of the top 10 scorers from the conference will work in the mix. Green Bay’s Sam Krenzien (Wauwatosa, Wis.) leads the conference with eight goals and 20 points, and Milwaukee’s Laurie Bell stands second with seven goals and 17 points. In assists, Lawrence Talery (Coon Rapids, Minn.) and Milwaukee’s Robbie Boyd are tied for the conference lead with five helpers.
In net for the Phoenix, freshmen Kyle Ihn (Wales, Wis.) is 4-2-2 with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .659 save percentage. In the Horizon League opener against Valparaiso on Saturday, Ihn earned his first career shutout, making two saves in the match.
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The Panthers enter the week with an overall record of 9-0-1 and 2-0-0 in the Horizon League. Most recently Milwaukee topped Wright State, 3-0, on Saturday for its fifth shutout of the season.
Junior Laurie Bell is the reigning Horizon League Player of the Week after finishing with two goals and two assists in wins against Omaha and Wright State last week. He currently ranks second in the conference behind Krenzien with seven goals and 17 points.
As a team, Milwaukee has 24 goals this season while only allowing seven. Nine different Panthers have netted a goal, including five with multi-goal showings this season.
In net, freshmen Liam Anderson has played all 10 matches and recorded a 0.68 goals-against average and a .829 save percentage. Both of those totals are best in the Horizon League, while his five shutouts stand second.
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