League Leaders Square Off as Oakland Hosts Kansas City
Oakland hosts UMKC on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Oct. 11, 2012

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- It will be a battle of Summit League unbeatens when Oakland (8-4, 3-0) hosts Kansas City (5-5-2, 3-0) on Saturday at the OU Soccer Field at 7 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies have outscored league opposition 13-1 this season.

Oakland (8-4, 3-0-0 Summit) vs Kansas City (5-5-2, 3-0 Summit)
Rochester, Mich.  - October 13, 2012 - 7 p.m.

OU Soccer Field (1,000)

Team Stats
Oakland / Kansas City
Ticket Info

Adults - $5 ; Kids (12 under) $3; Kids (3 under) Free
Purchase tickets at the field on the day of the game


Gates open at the OU Soccer Field one hour before kickoff

Live Stats


All-Time Series

Oakland leads 12-5-1
Last Meeting: Kansas City won, 1-0 (Oct. 1, 2011)
Last Meeting at OU Soccer Field: Tie 0-0 (Oct. 16, 2010)

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▪ The Golden Grizzlies had a five-match unbeaten streak snapped on Wednesday in a 1-0 loss at Michigan

▪ Oakland leads the nation in total goals scored (31) and in total points (92). The Golden Grizzlies rank third in scoring offense (2.82 ppg) and total assists (30)

▪ With a perfect 3-0 record, the Golden Grizzlies are tied for first place in The Summit League standings

▪ Oakland's Kyle Bethel received national recognition by being selected to the College Soccer New's, Team of the Week, he was also named Summit League Player of the Week by CollegeSoccerMadness.com

▪ Bethel and teammate John Timm were named Summit League Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week respectively

▪ Bethel currently leads the nation in total assists (10) and assists per game (0.91). He is in the top 25 in the NCAA in total points and points per game.

▪ Oakland is coming off back-to-back shutout wins over Detroit (4-0) and IUPUI (3-0) and ranks No. 11 in the nation with a .550 shutout percentage

▪ Bethel had a goal and four assists last week to move into a tie for The Summit League lead in points with 18 this season

Scott Messer had six saves against IUPUI to earn his fourth solo shutout of the season. OU goalkeepers have kept six clean sheets this season

Eliott Tarney made four saves and earned the save in his first start of the season against Detroit

▪ Oakland has outscored Summit League opponents 13-1 over the first three matches of the season

▪ OU tied for No. 5 in the NSCAA Midwest Regional Rankings, the Golden Grizzlies remain No. 46 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Ranking

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

Miche'le Lipari is the leading goal scorer for Oakland this season with five goals and ranks No. 49 in the nation in goals and 55th in goals per-game.

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

▪ Messer, Dudley, Bethel, Timm and Lipari have all 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

▪ 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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