Men's Soccer

Mustangs To Host UT Dallas, Incarnate Word In Final Preseason Matches

Go smu! Head Coach Tim McClements
Go smu!
Head Coach Tim McClements
Go smu!
Aug. 19, 2014

 SMU vs. UT Dallas
 Date & Start Time  Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. CT
 SMU vs. Incarnate Word
 Date & Start Time  Saturday, Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. CT
 Location  Westcott Field
 Match Notes  Match Notes (.pdf)
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Looking Ahead...
SMU hosts a pair of exhibition matches with UT Dallas and Incarnate Word in its final week of preseason action. The Mustangs welcome UTD to Westcott Field on Wednesday, while UIW comes to the Hilltop on Saturday. Following Saturday's match is the eighth annual Jordan Mann Alumni Game.

Scouting The Comets...
UT Dallas finished the 2013 season with a 12-1-6 overall record and were 5-1-4 in the American Southwest Conference. Following a 2-0 win over University of the Ozarks, the Comets fell in PKs to Texas-Tyler in the semifinals of the ASC Tournament.          

Series History...
The Mustangs are 2-0 all-time against UTD, including their most recent victory, a 4-0 win in 2003.

Scouting The Cardinals...
In its first season as an NCAA Division I program, Incarnate Word posted a 6-8-1 overall record. The Cardinals will join the Western Athletic Conference for 2014.                      

Series History...
SMU is 1-0 all-time against Incarnate Word. The teams met at the SMU Classic in 1995 when the Mustangs came out on top, 3-1.

Returning For More...
The Mustangs return 12 letterwinners from the 2013 squad, including point leader and senior Andrew Morales. In his two seasons at SMU, Morales has totaled eight goals and five assists. Also returning is senior Damian Rosales, who was a unanimous preseason all-conference selection a season ago. Rosales has 56 matches under his belt in a Mustang uniform, the most of any current player.

Welcome To The Hilltop...
The Mustangs welcome 10 student-athletes to the Hilltop for the 2014 season, including a pair of transfers who enrolled during the spring semester. The 2014 fall enrollees include seven true freshmen and a junior transfer. 

There's A Method To Their Madness...
Seniors Damian Rosales and Andrew Morales and junior Jacob Speed were named to College Sports Madness All-American Athletic Conference Preseason Teams on Aug. 13.

Dallas native Rosales, who was honored as a first-team selection, was a unanimous All-American Athletic Conference preseason selection a season ago and started all 17 matches for the Mustangs. In 2013, he was tied for second on the team in assists, and he enters the 2014 season with 56 appearances in an SMU uniform, the most of any current Mustang.

Second-team selection Morales, who is in his third season on the Hilltop, led SMU in goals and total points in 2013. The Rocky Mount, North Carolina, native played in all 17 matches. Speed was also named to the second-team after appearing in every game a season ago.

In 2013, Rosales and Speed were honored as first-team selections, while Morales earned a second-team nod.

American Outlook...
The American Athletic Conference announced the 2014 men's soccer preseason poll and honors on Monday, and the SMU men's soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the Preseason Coaches' Poll.

The Mustangs, who finished seventh in the regular season in 2013 with a 2-4-2 conference record, are up one spot in the polls ahead of Memphis and Cincinnati. SMU defeated Cincinnati on the road last season, 3-1, but fell to Memphis, 3-2.

Leading the way for The American this season with seven first place votes is UConn, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. American Tournament champion USF is picked second with one first place vote, and league newcomer Tulsa rounds out the top three.

UCF and Temple, a pair of teams the Mustangs played to draws last season, sit at fourth and fifth, respectively. 





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