The rematch at Lubbock is scheduled for Saturday William M. Brito October 15, 2021 Christian University LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN (4-4-1, 1-0-1) c. MIDDLE WEST STATE (9-1, 1-0) Saturday, October 16 – 7 p.m.LCU Football and Track Complex – Lubbock, TX CHAPARRAL HEADINGS Lubbock Christian and Midwestern State meet on Saturday at 7 p.m. at LCU Soccer & Track Complex, entering the game as two of only three teams go undefeated in LSC. This is the fourth time this season that the Chaps have faced a team ranked in the United Soccer Coaches’ top 25. Their most recent was against No.8 WT, which they won 3-0 on October 9. Lubbock Christian is allowing an average of just 1.44 goals per game and has shut out three opponents so far this year. LSC goals-against average ranks fourth Midwestern State has the best offense in the Lone Star Conference averaging 3.29 goals, 15.40 shots and 6.90 shots on goal per game The Chaparrals have collected 10 assists out of their 15 goals this season, led by three of Fernando Flores, who now has 13 in his LCU career Admission is free to Lady Chap and Chaparral football matches on Saturdays LUCK IN THE DRAW Lubbock Christian played his first conference road game of the season on Wednesday, battling to a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes at Oklahoma Christian. Both teams scored early in the game, with both goals scored in the first seven minutes of play, but neither team managed to find the back of the net. LCU was not without luck however, hitting the post twice and putting in six more shots on goal throughout the game. The draw was their first since November 2, 2019. BALANCED ATTACK Tomas Casas scored the Chaparrals’ only goal in their game against OC and thus became the 13e different player to score a goal this season for Lubbock Christian. Only three players have scored multiple goals, led by Luciano Rodriguez with three. Flores and Luca Hollenstein also scored two points each, and Hector Rodriguez-Cabo actually leads the team in penalties (10), but has only scored once. Niklas neumann and Juan José Valdez Lopez have the most shots (three) of all LCU players who have not yet scored. TO THE BRAND Despite entering Saturday’s game with the second fewest shots in the Lone Star Conference at 93, the Chaps were very effective with their chances. Of the 93 shots, 54.8% of them were on target – enough to put LCU in fourth in the league in shots on goal per game with a 5.67 rating. Rodriguez-Cabo’s 10 shots on goal lead the team, but nine other players have at least two. There are still plenty of games to go, but the 0.574 penalty shootout percentage would be the Chaps’ highest under Gilbert. EACH ROSE HAS ITS THORN Lubbock Christian’s 1.44 goals-against average (fourth best in the conference) is due to an impressive back line, led by the captain Ivan Muanze-Bengono and Hollenstein, who leads the team in minutes played. But behind them, Braxton Thorne turns yet another impressive season as an LCU goaltender. The Lubbock native’s save percentage of .774 is the second-best in the LSC, as is his .955 goals-against average. He now has 199 career saves and an all-time goals against average of 1.30. THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET Just 17 days ago, the Chaparrals and Mustangs met out of conference at Stang Park in Wichita Falls. So no. 12 Midwestern State came away with the win and the shutout by a score of 3-0. The teams played a scoreless first half, but MSU quickly took a second half lead with goals in the 50e and 51st minute, adding the final score at 70:38. Kevin mejias and Jeremy Chua had shot attempts for the Chaps in loss, and Thorne made two saves. PRICE CENTER Earlier this week, the Lubbock Christian players were named as two of three winners of the weekly Lone Star Conference winners, and these are the same two players who won awards earlier this year. Defensive Player of the Week and Braxton Thorne the goalie of the week for games played from October 6 to 11. Both players won the same accolades on September 14, but it’s the only other time this season that LCU players have been recognized. MUSTANG SCOUTING MSU’s Trevor Amann leads the Lone Star Conference in points per game at 2.00. He scored nine goals and assisted two more for a total of 20 points in the first 10 games Although his .983 goals-against average is the third best in the league, Mustang goaltender Marc-Antoine Huzen’s .714 save percentage only ranks sixth among LSC’s nine goaltenders. Besides Amann, five other Midwest State players have scored at least three goals this season, which gives them an league-leading 3.29 goals-per-game average. MSU has a history of success in men’s football, finishing first or second in the conference and as a champion or finalist in the conference tournament in each of the past five seasons. The Mustangs have three wins this season against top-ranked teams. Their only loss came at home to West Texas A&M, who was ranked No.5 at the time. A SATURDAY VICTORY WOULD BE: Be the 96th victory in the history of the program (95-79-22) Be the 37th victory for the head coach Paul Gilbertcareer (36-45-10) Be the Chaps’ first victory over Midwestern State since the series started in 2014 (0-6-2) Source link Related posts: Allison Garrett, former Christian from Oklahoma, appointed chancellor of state regents for higher education HPU heads to Wisconsin for Badger Invitational Volleyball drop a pair of SCAC games on Saturday Metro Moves: New hires for IMA and Atlas Real Estate | New Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.