Men's Soccer Heads to Pacific Northwest
Oct. 16, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
Game Week Reset
San Diego State (3-6-1, 0-2-1 Pac-12) at Oregon State (7-5, 0-3 Pac-12)
Aztec Story Lines
- Friday will be the 22nd all-time meeting between San Diego State and Washington, as the series began in 1983. SDSU played the Huskies to a tie, 1-1, in their first matchup last season, as there have been seven ties in the series' history. Sunday will be the 20th all-time meeting between San Diego State and Oregon State, with the Aztecs holding a 3-1-1 record in the last five contests against the Beavers.
- San Diego State is coming off a come-from-behind tie against Stanford, 3-3, at home on Sunday, as the Aztecs scored all three of its goals in the second half to erase a 2-0 halftime deficit. It was SDSU's first match ending in a tie this season. The Aztecs lost a hard-fought match to No. 1/1/1 California on Thursday at SDSU Sports Deck after holding a 1-0 lead in the second half. It was the second-straight match San Diego State had a second-half lead against a top-10 ranked opponent.
- Through 10 games this season, the Aztecs have outscored opponents 18-17, and are tied with opponents in total shots, 134-134. In addition, SDSU is even with opponents in corner kicks, 51-51, and has a 37-33 edge in saves. Entering this week, the Aztecs are ranked 36th in the nation in goals per game (1.80), and 44th in points per game (4.90)
- San Diego State is 3-0 this season in games played on Friday, but have yet to win a match on Sunday. The Aztecs are 3-2-1 in matches when they out-shoot opponents, 3-1 when they have an edge in corner kicks, 3-1-1 when scoring last, 3-3 when scoring first and 2-1 when they lead at halftime.
- Senior midfielder Abraham Villon (Garden Grove, Calif.) is first in the Pac-12 and tied for 37th in the country in points per match (1.40), while his 14 total points are a team-high and second most in the conference. In addition, Villon leads San Diego State in assists (4), while he and senior forward Jordan Ongaro (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) are tied for the team-high with five goals.
- Villon is tied for third in the conference in assists and assists per match (0.40), while he and Ongaro are both tied for third in the Pac-12 in goals (5) and goals per match (0.50). In conference play, Ongaro leads the Pac-12 in points (3), points per match (2), goals (3) and goals per match (1), while Villon is first in assists (4) and assists per match (1.33).
Defensively, freshman defender August Wangberg (Gothenburg, Sweden) leads SDSU in minutes played this season with 913, while senior goalkeeper Blake Hylen (San Diego, Calif.) is second in the Pac-12 in saves (37) and saves per game (3.70), with two shutouts to his credit. Hylen's eight saves against Akron on Sept. 15, is still tied for the conference high in a single match this season.