Falcons Travel to Alabama A&M

    Senior goalie Brian Guyette leads the MPSF in saves at 5.33/game
    Senior goalie Brian Guyette leads the MPSF in saves at 5.33/game

    Sept. 25, 2007

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    Game #7
    Air Force Falcons vs. Central Arkansas Bears
    Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007
    1 p.m. (CT) at Normal, AL

    Game #8
    Air Force Falcons vs. Alabama A&M Bulldogs
    Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007
    2 p.m. (CT) at Normal, AL

    Game Notes

    Air Force -- 2-4
    Central Arkansas -- 2-6
    Alabama A&M -- 3-5

    Air Force -- Doug Hill (2-4 at AFA and Career)
    Central Arkansas -- Chad Flanders (44-29-9 at UCA and Career)
    Alabama A&M -- Salah Yousif (220-101-19 at AAMU; 268-108-20 in Career)

    Recent Results
    Air Force -- Lost to Marist, 2-1 (2ot); Lost to Army, 1-0 (2 ot)
    Central Arkansas -- Lost to Belmont, 2-1 (ot); Lost to UMKC, 2-1
    Alabama A&M -- Defeated Gardner-Webb, 2-0; Lost to South Carolina, 2-0

    Falcons Drop Two Games @ Army
    The Air Force Falcons were idle last weekend after losing a pair of double-overtime games the previous week in West Point, N.Y. Air Force (2-4) fell to Marist College, 2-1, on Firday, Sept. 14, then lost to Army, 1-0, on Sunday, Sept. 16. Senior Ian Hauck scored to team's lone goal of the weekend against Marist while senior goalie Brian Guyette made a career-high 12 saves. Two days later, Guyette made nine saves, but the Falcons couldn't solve Army's defense and suffered its second 1-0 defeat to a service-academy rival this season.



    Hauck Leads Team in Scoring
    With his goal against Army, Ian Hauck took over AFA's scoring lead this season with four points on two goals. He also scored in the team's 2-0 win over Birmingham-Southern.

    Travel to Alabama This Weekend
    Air Force travels to Normal, Ala., this weekend to play a pair of games. The Falcons will face Central Arkansas (2-6) on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. (CT), then battle Alabama A&M (3-5) on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 12 p.m. (CT) The two games are the third and fourth of seven consecutive matches away from Cadet Soccer Stadium. The next home game for Air Force is on Friday, Oct. 19

    Guyette Up There in League Stats
    Senior goalie Brian Guyette had 21 saves in the Falcons' last two games and leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation by averaging 5.33 saves per game. He is also third in the conference in goals-against average at 0.96. Senior Ian Hauck is 11th in the MPSF in scoring, averaging 0.67 ppg, and is ninth in goals scored at 0.33 per game.

    Last Games Recaps
    Marist 2, Air Force 1 (2ot)
    Steven Morales scored the first goal of his collegiate career 2:37 into double overtime as the Marist men's soccer team recorded a 2-1 victory over Air Force in the Army Tournament on Friday. With the victory, Marist improved to 1-2-1 while the Falcons fell to 2-3.

    Morales' game-winner came off a rebound after Falcon goalie Brian Guyette saved an initial shot from Shareif Ali. Guyette made a career-high 12 saves in the contest. For the game, Marist held an 18-13 edge in shots.

    Marist got on the scoreboard first late in the first half, as Matthew Boyd headed in a ball past Guyette that was sent into the box by Joe Touloumis at 42:45.

    However, Air Force answered early in the second half as senior Ian Hauck scored in the 52nd minute after taking a long clear from Guyette and beating Red Foxes goalie Daniel Owens with a 10-yard shot. It was Hauck's team-leading second goal of the season and Guyette's first point of his career. Owens made five saves in goal in his first start of the season.

    Army 1, Air Force 0 (2ot)
    Army midfielder Chris Conklin scored in the 101st minute Sunday to lead the Black Knights to a 1-0 victory over Air Force in the second round of the Army Fall Classic at Clinton Field Sunday afternoon, handing the Falcons their second consecutive double-overtime loss. With the victory, Army improved to 5-1 this season, while Air Force fell to 2-4.

    After 110 minutes of scoreless play, Conklin drove home his third game-winning goal of the season 35 seconds into the second overtime after John Kubeika's shot from 20 yards out deflected off the crossbar. Conklin collected the rebound and drove the match's only goal into the bottom left corner of the net from five yards out.

    Army out-shot the Falcons by a 19-8 margin, including a 10-2 advantage in shots on goal. Sophomore Aaron Eshkenazi and freshman Kyle Schafer each had a shot on goal for the Falcons. Air Force senior goalie Brian Guyette was credited with nine saves on the day to earn all-tournament honors along with teammate Andy Nigro. Guyette made 21 saves in the two games at the tournament.

    It was the third double-overtime game of the weekend as the Black Knights fell to Quinnipiac, 3-2, in the 103rd minute of Friday's first-round match.

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