Nov. 2, 2007
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - -
The Marshall men's soccer team will conclude its home schedule with a special senior night presentation, Saturday, Nov. 3 against No. 11 Tulsa at Sam Hood Field. The ceremony begins at 6:50 p.m. with kickoff to follow at 7 p.m.
The Herd will honor Jeff Lenix, John Daniele, Jermaine Johnson, Avneet Shergill and Brad Kennedy for their hard work and dedication over the years for the Marshall men's soccer program.
Marshall enters Saturday night's contest with a lot at stake. The Herd, 8-7-1 overall and 2-4-0 in Conference USA and is win or tie away from clinching a berth into the C-USA Championship.
The Herd is hoping to end a two-match losing streak after suffering losses from South Carolina and Kentucky. Marshall fell 3-1 to both schools and received a goal apiece from John Daniele and Avneet Shergill. Daniele registered his fourth goal of the season moving him to second place on the team with 10 points. He trails Kolby LaCrone, who has six goals and one assist on the season.
Junior Osric Flores and sophomore JD Hill continue to be the Herd's set-up-men. Each has five assists this season and are proving the Marshall offense opportunities to find the back of the net.
Marshall has registered 27 goals this season eclipsing last year's mark of 19. The Herd has received goals from 12 different players.
Defensively, Lenix has been the anchor of a backfield that has only surrendered 24 goals. The Herd returns Nick Daniele to the starting lineup, who sat out last game. Marshall will be without junior Matt Dickerson for a sixth-straight game due to a knee injury.
Tulsa boosts a 10-2-2 and 4-0-2 record in C-USA. The Golden Hurricanes enter riding a four match win streak, with three of the wins C-USA matches. The Golden Hurricanes have not lost since Sept. 14 when they fell 3-2 to No. 18 Virginia Tech. Tulsa has two losses both to ranked teams.
The Golden Huricanes are led by senior forward Todd Goddard. He's accumulated nine goals this season with one assist to lead the Tulsa in points with 19. Eric DeFreitas is second with 13 points (five goals, three assists). Dominic Cervi has been the everyday guy for Tulsa between the pipes. He's been credited with four shutouts this season and has a 1.08 goals against average.
The Marshall Thundering Herd and Tulsa Golden Hurricanes have squared off three times dating back to the 2005 season, with Tulsa holding a 2-1 advantage. The schools played the series opener in Huntington, W.Va., and the Herd came away with a 2-1 victory. The Golden Hurricanes captured victories in the last two meetings holding the Herd scoreless in both matches.
The game can be heard live on WMUL 88.1 FM or online at www.marshall.edu/wmul.