Oakland Soccer Hosts Duquesne on Wednesday
Raphael Reynolds assisted on the game-winning goal at Oral Roberts.

Sept. 25, 2012

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Following a four-match road swing, the Oakland men's soccer team (4-3) returns to the friendly confines to host Duquesne (3-5) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies have scored five goals in back-to-back matches.

Oakland (4-3) vs Duquesne (3-5)
Rochester, Mich.  - September 26, 2012 - 7 p.m.

OU Soccer Field (1,000)

Team Stats
Oakland / Duquesne
Ticket Info

Adults - $5 ; Kids (12 under) $3; Kids (3 under) Free
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Gates open at the OU Soccer Field one hour before kickoff

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▪ After scoring 10 goals in the last two matches, Oakland currently boasts the No. 15 scoring offense in the nation.

▪ With a 5-0 shutout win over Oral Roberts in the Summit League opener on Sunday, the Golden Grizzlies also improved to No. 14 in the NCAA in shutout percentage

▪ The Golden Grizzlies have not yet conceded a goal at home this season

Kyle Bethel currently ranks No. 8 in the NCAA in both assists per game and total assists

▪ All four of Oakland's wins this season have been shutout victories

Scott Messer started the season with 275:27 minutes of scoreless action in the nets

▪ Lipari is the leading goal scorer for Oakland this season with four goals and ranks No. 32 in the nation in goals per game

▪ Dating back to the previous season, the Golden Grizzlies went 356:30 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal

Scott Messer and Miche'le Lipari have both been named Summit League Player of the Week by the league office this season

▪ The Black and Gold announced captains for this season as John Timm, Nick Kristock and Lucas Diener

▪ Oakland is currently No. 6 in the NSCAA Midwest Regional Rankings and recently earned a No. 48 ranking in the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Ranking

▪ The Golden Grizzlies posted a 2-0-1 record during the preseason and never failed to score under two goals in a match

▪ The Golden Grizzlies were picked third in this season's Summit League Preseason Poll

▪ With the win over New Hampshire, the Golden Grizzlies are now 9-3-3 in the first home match of the season since joining the Division I ranks

▪ Four Oakland players were recognized by CollegeSportsMadness.com for preseason all-league honors. John Timm was named to the first team, while Johnny Dreshaj and Jeff Cheslik earned second team honors. Jacob Vanderlaan was named Preseason Freshman of the Year.

▪ Oakland has won 11 Summit League Championships during its first thirteen years in The Summit League and advanced to five NCAA Tournaments.

▪ Be sure to check out postmatch coverage, which includes Grizz Vision interviews with the players and coaches




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