Wolves men’s football opens GNAC game in Washington from Thursday

Western Oregon (1-3-1)
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Seattle Pacific (1-3-3)
16:30 Thursday | Interbay Stadium | Seattle, WA
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Western Oregon (1-3-1)


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#23 West Washington (4-0-3)
19:00 Saturday | Harrington Field | Bellingham, WA
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MONMOUTH, Ore. — The West Oregon men’s soccer team opens the GNAC game on the road as the Wolves hit the road to face Seattle Pacific at 4:30 pm Thursday and No. 23 West Washington at 7 pm Saturday.

WOLVES ENTER THE WEEK | 2022 STATISTICS
Western Oregon have not played since hosting 10th-ranked Dominguez Hills – only trailing 1-0 – on Sept. 9, before drawing to a goalless draw against Stanislaus State on Sept. 11.

Alex Grignon continues to lead WOU by three points with one goal and one assist while Abraham Villalobos has a goal to go along with the team’s eight high kicks and three on goal. Chester’s March leads the team in minutes – having played all 450 while ben mitcheson is the second of the team with 397. In the goalkeeper, Juan Suarez played 426 minutes, making all five games averaging 1.69 GA, 30 saves, 0.789 defense percentage, and two shutouts while facing 78 shots.

SEATTLE PACIFIC TOWARDS THE WEEK | 2022 STATISTICS
The Falcons went 1-0-1 last week, playing Point Loma in a 3-3 draw on Thursday, as they claimed their first win of the season with a 5-1 victory over Concordia-Irvine on Saturday.

Seattle Pacific has a pair of players with three goals each, Demian Alvarez and Andrew Tran, with Tran adding an assist to own the team’s best seven points for the year. The team’s two best pitchers this season have not scored a goal this season in Alden Massey (16 shots) and Judah Johnson (11 shots). Orlando Erazo has the two best assists on the team. As a goalie, Lars Helleren has played nearly nine minutes this season for the Falcons and has a GAA of 1.59, 22 saves, a 0.667 save percentage and two shutouts while facing 106 shots.

WESTERN WASHINGTON WALKING INTO THE WEEK | 2022 STATISTICS
The Vikings are coming off a 1-0-1 week where they defeated Concordia-Irvine 2-0 and tied with Point Loma 0-0.

Albin Jonsson led the WWU with three goals and two assists this season with 16 submissions (six on goal). No other Western Washington player has multiple goals, although Dakota Samnes has three assists and Andrew Rotter and Diego Alvarado have two assists each. Theo Steinmentz has not found the back of the net but has the second most shots of the team with 13. As a goalkeeper, Patrick Restum has played all 630 minutes and has 0.43 GAA, 23 saves, 0.885 percentage and five shutouts in seven competitions. .
 

WESTERN OREGON MEN’S FOOTBALL NOTES

PLAY 1, WIN 1…

The Wolves opened their show story impressively – defeating a solid Hawaii Pacific team 1-0 on August 26. The first goal in the history of the program came from the freshman Alex Grignon in the 74th minute to give the WOU the lead forever.

GNAC TEAM OF THE WEEK – RELEASE
The West Oregon men’s soccer team was named the GNAC Team of the Week on August 29 after the Wolves won their first game in the show’s history. The Wolves defeated Hawaii Pacific, 1-0, at WOU Soccer Field on Friday – a Sharks team that had eight wins a season ago and returns much of the starting lineup.

“My team and my team are honored by this recognition,” said the WOU men’s soccer coach Stan Rodrigues said. “This has been going on for a long time and putting together the first team ever had many great moments. We know the GNAC is extremely competitive and we are proud to be a part of it.”

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