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First touch is scheduled for pm as the Bobcats look to beat back-to-back Top 25 opponents for the first time in program history.
Tonight's match will be broadcasted here with Andrew Mitchell on the call and Ally Lozano on the sidelines. Live stats will also be available.
Menlo carries a advantage all-time over the Bobcats heading into Saturday night's action. Last year, the Bobcats fell in Atherton, Calif.
Current Bobcat Juan Flores managed to record two shots on goal in the setback. The last time Menlo came to Merced, the two teams played to a draw and current assistant coach Marco Torralva scored the equalizer in the 48th minute. Golbad's goal was the latest goal ever scored in program history and it marks the Bobcats last double overtime win.
The win gave the Bobcats their highest ranked win in program history and second Top 15 win all-time 15 Marymount on Nov. Henriquez Rivera's game-winning goal came via a free kick from 20 yards out in the 70th minute. Prior to the Bobcats win over Southern Oregon, the Raiders had a match unbeaten streak at Raider Field dating back to October 29, During the match unbeaten streak, the Raiders never trailed.
Henriquez Rivera snapped the streak with his first goal in the 20th minute. In comparison to the rest of the country, the Bobcats were one of just two teams at the time to beat a ranked opponent on their home turf, ing Dalton State College. This marks the third straight season that the Bobcats have played a stretch this tough. The Bobcats last match against 13th ranked Southern Oregon was the highest ranked regular season opponent since No. Antelope Valley day gap Simpson day gap Simpson day gap.
Following tonight's game, the Bobcats are back on the road for five of the next seven but begin a season-long four-game homestand on Sunday, October All-time, the Bobcats are when scoring at least two goals.
That was Oregon Tech on August Of the five goals allowed, only two have been in the second half. Furthermore, no visiting team has scored a goal after halftime against the Bobcats at home in the last minutes of game action.
The last goal came from Marymount in the 47th minute on September 20, On the flipside, the Bobcats have been able to combat trailing early and have won two of their last five games when trailing That is also good for first in the California Pacific Conference and he is tied with Cody Golbad for the fastest player in program history to record three assists within the first four games of the season. Coronado's assists this year have been to three different individuals: Nicholas Sabbatini Aug. Dating back to last season, Coronado has an assist in six of the last seven regular-season games.
The Bobcats defense limited Westmont to ten shots in the season opener and the Warriors are averaging 15 shots per game this year.
Oregon Tech averages UC Merced also held Southern Oregon under their season average. The Raiders got off 17 shots, while they average In the home opener on August 29, Lua managed to find the back of the net for the first Bobcat home goal of the year. The goal from just inside the yard box was assisted by Francisco Lopez and Marcos Ceballos.
Lua took six shots against Oregon Tech, tying his season-high from the August 24 match against The Master's. In the Master's match, three of Lua's shots were in crunch time. One was in regulation's final minute, while the other two were attempting to score the golden goal in double overtime. In his first game back, Sabbatini managed to score an equalizer in the second half against Westmont College.
The Clovis, Calif. The goal was his first since October 10, Less than a week later, Sabbatini took Bobcat Field for the first time ever and recorded an assist on the equalizer scored by Ricky Rosas. Last year, UC Merced scored just four equalizers over the course of the season and they came in four different games.
The first three games ended in a positive result. On the first goal scored by Lua, Francisco Lopez and Marcos Ceballos earned their first assists of the season and third of their careers. The four assists marked the most since October 28, against Pacific Union College.
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He is tied for ninth all-time with Hugo Soto and Christian Basulto. Rosas is also ranked 9th on the program's all-time assists list with Miller stopped six of seven shots in minutes of action against a team who averaged 2. Miller stopped three shots in the final nine minutes of regulation and one in the second overtime period to halt a Mustang golden goal. His two goals brought his career total up to 19, good for fifth in program history.
Flores is currently one of three Bobcats on the active roster to rank in the program's Top Ricky Rosas and Hugo Soto are tied for ninth on the charts with nine goals. Flores' first goal of was an equalizer in the 23rd minute against Westmont.
The following afternoon, Flores scored the third fastest goal in program history at the mark against The Master's University. The goal was a free kick from just outside the yard box that sliced into the lower right corner.
With his strong play on the road, Flores became the first Bobcat in program history to score a goal in the first two games of the season. The first two Cal Pac games are on Bobcat Field before hitting the road for three. More impressive, the Bobcats have six on the roster who attended high school within 20 miles of UC Merced.
Freshman defender Anthony Rivera played his high school soccer at El Capitan, 2. The Bobcats have seven juniors and a total of 18 underclassman on the roster 10 sophomores, 8 freshman. The good news is six different returners scored at least four goals during Cal Pac action last year.
The only other Cal Pac member to accomplish that feat in the last four years is Marymount California University. The six games of such margin are the most since the Bobcats accomplished that feat seven times in the season. Antelope Valley was the only other Cal Pac team last year to win at least six games by four or more goals.
The Bobcats won all three games and the trio combined for 25 points. Two of those three games came on Bobcat Field and the midfielders look to heat up again as that same time of the month approaches.
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