Sept. 14, 2011
Expanded Game Notes
SMU Classic Presented by Jason's Deli
Westcott Field - Dallas, Texas
Dartmouth Big Green (1-1-2) at SMU Mustangs (2-3)
Sept. 16 - 7:30 p.m. CT
Washington Huskies (2-0-2) at SMU Mustangs (2-3)
Sept. 18 - 7 p.m. CT
SMU CLASSIC PRESENTED BY JASON'S DELI
SMU first held its tournament, originally titled the SMU Letterman's Classic, in 1987. The Mustangs have held a tournament every year since, with the exception of 1992 and 2001, and hosted a tournament twice in 1995, 1996, 2005, 2006 and 2009. The SMU Classic will be held again this year from Sept. 16-18. The Mustangs will play Dartmouth and Washington, while Tulsa will also compete. SMU is 39-11-4 all-time when hosting a tournament, outscoring opponents 120-43 in those contests.
SMU vs. DARTMOUTH
This is just the second meeting ever between SMU and Dartmouth. The teams played in the second round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament, with the Mustangs downing the then-No. 20 Big Green 2-0.
SMU vs. WASHINGTON
SMU holds a 2-3-1 all-time record against Washington. The teams last squared off Sept. 16, 2007, in the New Mexico Classic. The then-No. 24 Huskies picked up a 2-0 win over the Mustangs.
MUSTANGS ROLL OAKLAND, EDGED BY UCONN
SMU fell 1-0 to No. 3 Connecticut Sept. 11, the final day of the Hurricane Classic. The game's lone goal was scored on a free kick from 25 yards out in the 76th minute.
On Sept. 9, the Mustangs defeated Oakland with a dominating 4-1 showing. Senior Ian Kalis opened the scoring in the 29th minute, heading home a corner kick from Arthur Ivo. Redshirt Damian Rosales doubled the score in the 51st minute as he received a cross from Ivo and put the ball into the lower left corner of the net. Sophomore Zach Barnes added to the Mustang total in the 68th minute when he buried a cross from redshirt freshman Tyler Engel into the left corner. Engel netted a goal of his own in the 80th on a feed from senior Joe Cooper. Oakland's only goal came on a penalty kick in the 77th minute. The tallies by Kalis, Rosales and Engel were the first of their collegiate careers.
Barnes, Aaron Simmons and T.J. Nelson were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts in the Hurricane Classic.
MUSTANGS SPLIT PAIR IN NORTH CAROLINA
SMU defeated Duke 1-0 in overtime Sept. 4. Ivo netted the game-winner, and his first tally of the season, in the 94th minute after great pursuit in the box by sophomore Juan Castillo. After Castillo battled his way through several defenders, the ball found Ivo who finished the pass from 12 yards out. Sophomore Jaime Ibarra notched his first career shutout, making nine stops for the clean sheet.
Sept. 2, SMU fell to N.C. State 1-0 in overtime. N.C. State scored off of a corner kick when the ball curved directly into the goal in the 99th minute. Ibarra recorded his first start for the Mustangs, making three saves.
Barnes and Simmons were named to the All-Tournament team for their performances in the Duke Classic.
The Mustangs head to California for a pair of matches Sept. 23-25. SMU faces Cal St.-Northridge Sept. 23 at 9 p.m., before taking on UCLA Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Last season, the Bruins lost 5-4 in the Elite Eight to No. 1 and eventual runner-up Louisville.
Season tickets are on sale now for $24. Individual game tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Blocks of 50 or more tickets are $1 apiece. Tickets can be purchased online at SMUMustangs.com or by calling 214-SMU-GAME (214-768-4263).