Junior Andrew Morales Was Named To The Conference Honor Roll Last Week
Oct. 30, 2013
|SMU (3-10-2, 2-3-2) vs. No. 20 UConn (8-2-5, 3-0-4)|
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The 2013 regular season comes to a close when the Mustangs host No. 20 UConn for senior day on Saturday at Westcott Field. SMU currently sits seventh in the American Athletic Conference and looks to host a quarterfinal match as a top four seed in the inaugural tournament, but the institution will host the semifinals and final at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, regardless.
The Mustangs will honor seven senior student-athletes at Saturday's match. Ryan Brown, Juan Castillo, Trevor Hubbard, Jaime Ibarra, Amaury Ponce, Max Rockwell and Chris Sendejas will all be recognized for their contributions to SMU.
SMU Edged By No. 3 UConn 1-0
TULSA, Okla. (SMU) - The SMU men's soccer team fell 1-0 to No. 3 Connecticut during the final day of the Hurricane Classic at the Hurricane Soccer Complex. The Mustangs are now 2-3, while the Huskies improve to 5-0.
Senior Jaime Ibarra, junior Andrew Morales, sophomores Leobardo Vazquez and Alfred Koroma and freshman Deshawon Nembhard have all caught the attention of The American this season. Ibarra was named the conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 23, Vazquez the Offensive Player of The Week on Oct. 14 and Nembhard was named the Rookie of the Week on Sept. 16. Morales and Koroma have each made appearances on The American weekly honor roll.
Around The Conference...
No. 11 Louisville has earned itself a share of the American Athletic Conference regular season title sitting at 5-1-1 heading into its final regular season match. No. 20 UConn (3-0-4) has a chance to earn itself a share of the title, but will host a quarterfinal regardless of its season outcome. UCF (3-1-3) also plays at home in the round of eight. Temple, USF and SMU look to become the final institution to host a quarterfinal. Memphis awaits results around the conference, as it has completed its conference season, and Cincinnati will play in the play-in match on Nov. 8.
The American Ranks...
Senior Jaime Ibarra ranks fourth in the American Athletic Conference in saves (51) and saves-per-game (3.40). Sophomore Alfred Koroma is tied for fifth with a pair of match winners, and is 10th in both shots (36) and shots-per-game (2.40). As a team, the Mustangs are fifth with 193 shots (12.87/game).
Scouting The Huskies...
UConn enters Saturday's match with a 3-0-4 conference record, and sits at 8-2-5 overall. In their latest outing, the Huskies defeated Cincinnati, 1-0, in overtime. After starting the conference season at 0-0-3, UConn has gone 3-0-1 heading into its final game of the regular season.
Freshman Cyle Larin leads the team with seven goals, which includes three match winners, and a pair of assists, while junior Allando Matheson has six goals and two match winners. Junior goalkeeper Andre Blake has seen action in 13 matches, sporting a 0.64 goals-against-average. He is 6-2-5 in the net with 18 saves.
The Mustangs are 1-3 all-time against the Huskies. SMU kicked off the series with a 4-2 win over then-No. 3 UConn on Sept. 11, 1983. The last three matches, however, have gone to the Huskies. The most recent was a 1-0 setback against then-No. 3 UConn at the Tulsa Classic on Sept. 11, 2011.
SMU fell, 4-1, at American Athletic Conference opponent USF on Saturday evening. Junior Andrew Morales scored the Mustangs' goal in the 70th minute off a cross from sophomore Brenden Lee. Lee found Morales on a through ball and Morales connected on a breakaway for his fourth goal of the season.
USF started the scoring with a pair of goals in the 28th and 29th minutes from Edwin Moalosi and Steven Salinas. The Bulls added two more in the second half off tallies from Terry Delancy and Matthew O'Neal.
The Bulls outshot SMU, 18-10, and seven of those shots were on goal for USF. Offensively, SMU was led by Morales with a pair of shots on frame and sophomore Alfred Koroma and freshman Marco Carrizales with one shot on goal apiece.