Men's Soccer Returns Home in Pac-12 Play
Oct. 23, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
Game Week Reset
Oregon State (7-6-1, 0-4-1 Pac-12) at San Diego State (4-7-1, 1-3-1 Pac-12)
Aztec Story Lines
- SDSU faced both Washington and Oregon State on the road last weekend, as the Aztecs earned a split in the Pacific Northwest. SDSU lost at Washington, 5-3, in a wild match on Friday afternoon, before it knocked off Oregon State, 1-0, on Sunday. SDSU now has a 4-1-1 record in its last six contests against the Beavers.
- Last Friday's match was San Diego State's fifth against a ranked opponent this season, and fourth against a top-10-ranked opponent. The Pac-12 is the only conference in the nation with three teams ranked in the top-10, and has three teams currently ranked in the top-5 of the NSCAA rankings.
- Senior forward Jordan Ongaro (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) scored two goals in the Aztecs' loss to Washington on Oct. 18. His first goal tied the score, 1-1, in the first half, while he added another in the 76th minute to pull SDSU within 3-2. Senior midfielder Abraham Villon (Garden Grove, Calif.) recorded an assist in the loss to the Huskies, and scored the game's only goal in San Diego State's win over Oregon State on Oct. 20.
- Villon leads the Aztecs with 17 points and five assists this season, and is second only behind Ongaro with six goals. Ongaro has a team-high seven goals, despite only being fourth in shots attempted, and is second on the team with 14 points.
- Villon is the Pac-12 leader in both points (17) and points per match (1.42), and is second in both assists (5) and assists per match (0.42). He's also ranked 30th in the nation in points per match and 49th in total assists, while his two assists against Stanford on Oct. 13 is tied for the most in the conference in a single match. Ongaro is second in the Pac-12 in goals (7), while his 0.58 goals per match is second in the conference and 29th in the nation. Ongaro is also fourth in the conference points per match (1.17) and fifth in points (14). In addition, senior midfielder Kevin Bick (Louisville, Ky.) is fifth in the conference in shots per match (2.08) and eighth in total shots (25).
In Pac-12 play only, Ongaro leads several categories including points (10), points per match (2), goals (5) and goals per match (1). Villon is tops in conference play in assists (5) and assists per match (1), tied for second in game-winning goals (1), fifth in points (7) and fifth in points per match (1.40). Bick is sixth in goals (2) and goals per match (0.40), and eighth in points (4), points per match (0.80) and shots (11).
- Freshman defender August Wangberg (Gothenburg, Sweden) leads San Diego State in minutes played with 1,093, while senior midfielder Casey Meuser (Granite Bay, Calif.) is second among position players with 1,074 minutes played. Senior goalkeeper Blake Hylen (San Diego, Calif.) is second in the Pac-12 in saves (38) and saves per game (4), with three shutouts to his credit this season.
- Through 12 games this season, the Aztecs are even with opponents in goals scored, 22-22, with a 68-61 advantage in corner kicks, and a 48-36 edge in saves. Entering this week, San Diego State is ranked 28th in the nation in goals per match (1.83), and 43rd in points per match (4.92)
- SDSU is 3-1 this season in matches played on Friday, and is now 3-3-1 following a loss, 4-3 when scoring first, 4-2-1 when scoring last, 2-1 when leading at halftime, 4-2-1 when out-shooting opponents and 4-2 when it has an edge in corner kicks.