Falcons Play Final Home Game vs. Denver
ScheduleSunday, Nov. 6 vs. Denver, 1 p.m. MT (USAFA, Colo.)
Recent ResultsAir Force (6-8-2, 4-2-1) Lost to SJSU, 1-0(2ot); Defeated Sac. State, 2-1Denver (6-8-1, 2-5-0) Defeated Sac. State, 1-0; Lost to SJSU, 2-1 (ot)
CoachesAir Force is coached by Lou Sagastume (San Francisco, 1968), who is in his 27th season with the Falcons. Sagastume has a record of 275-175-42 at the Academy and a career mark of 296-182-42 in 28 seasons.
Denver is coached by Chad Ashton (North Carolina, 1990), who is in his ninth season with the Pioneers. He has a record of 73-78-12 at the school and in his career.
Top PlayersAir Force senior Scott Muir continues to lead the Falcons in scoring with 23 points (9g, 5a) this season. Senior David Schill has eight points on two goals and four assists. Sophomore Brian Guyette, who had 13 saves in the Falcons' two games last weekend, has a 1.60 GAA. Denver is led by Thomas Flynn (4g) and Liam Girard (1g, 6a), each with eight points. Ben Mendozza follows with seven points (3g, 1a). Goalie Matt Bredehoft has a 1.40 GAA this season.
Still Tied For Second in MPSF Air Force is tied for second place in the Moutnain Pacific Sports Federation after splitting a pair of home games last weekend. The Falcons (6-8-2, 4-2-1 MPSF) and New Mexico (12-1-1, 4-1-1) are tied for second in the standings behind San Jose State (10-4-2, 6-1-0).
Senior Day on Sunday Six Falcons will be playing their final game at Cadet Soccer Stadium this Sunday, Nov. 6 against in-state rival Denver. The game begins at 1 p.m. The six Falcons are:
Colin Eames, Midfielder, Fairfax Station, VAMike Maynard, Goalie, Brea, CAClay McGillivray, Defender, Colorado Springs, COScott Muir, Forward, Rancho Santa Margarita, CATodd Myers, Defender, Kingwood, TXDavid Schill, Forward, Woodbridge, VA
Sagastume Shooting for 300 Air Force head coach Lou Sagastume has 296 career victories, which places him 13th on the list of the Division I winningest active coaches. Sagastume has a career record of 296-182-42 over 28 years, and has a record of 275-175-42 in his 26 seasons at Air Force.
Split Games Last Weekend Air Force split a pair of games last weekend at Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons dropped a 1-0 double overtime game on Friday as San Jose State converted a penalty kick in the 106th minute, but rebounded to defeat Sacramento St., 2-1, on Sunday.
Muir Continues to Find the Net Senior Scott Muir notched a goal and an assist last weekend and continues to share the MPSF scoring lead with UNM's Jeff Rowland, both with 23 points. Muir has six goals and two assists in AFA's last five games, and has nine goals and five assists this season.
Recapping Last Weekend San Jose State 2, Air Force 1 2ot (10-28-05) Ed Brand's goal off a penalty kick in the 105th minute lifted San Jose State to a 1-0 double-overtime win against Air Force in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer match, Friday night at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons drop to 5-8-2 overall and 3-2-1 in conference play, the Spartans improve to 9-4-2, 5-1-1.
At the 105:05 mark, SJSU's Ismael Ibarra was tripped inside the box on a close and heated scramble for the ball, in which Ibarra and a Falcon player collided in pursuit of the ball. Brand was awarded the PK and calmly sent the ball into the top, middle-right portion of the net, while AFA goalkeeper Brian Guyette dove left.
The loss was a tough one for the Falcons, who squandered several scoring opportunities. Air Force had 15 shots in the game, six on goal. Colin Eames and Scott Muir led the way offensively for the Falcons with three shots, two on goal apiece.
San Jose State had 19 shots, eight on goal. Nelson Diaz led the Spartans with four shots, one on goal.
Guyette had seven saves in the loss, while SJSU keeper Richard Mann had six saves in the win.
Air Force 2, Sacramento State 1 (10-30-05) Scott Muir's goal in the 85th minute lifted Air Force to a 2-1 victory over Sacramento State, in a heated Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer match on a cold and wet Sunday afternoon at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons improve to 6-8-2 overall and 4-2-1 in MPSF play, Sacramento St. falls to 8-6-1, 3-4-0.
With the match tied 1-1 with five minutes to go in regulation, Falcon forward David Schill sent in a pass from the right side towards the Sac. St. net. The ball was immediately deflected by a Hornet defender but caromed high into the air and landed right in front of the net. The ball then took a high bounce, allowing Muir to beat Sac. St. keeper Matt McDougall in the air as he was able to head the ball in before McDougal could get to it.
In a hard-fought contest that featured seven cautions and 32 combined fouls, Colin Eames put the Falcons on top in the 33rd minute with his first goal of the season. Eames, who was perfectly positioned in front of the middle of the box, took a pass along the right side from Muir and drilled a lazer-beam shot to the lower right corner for the score.
Sacramento State tied the match up in the 69th minute on a penalty kick after a Hornet player was pulled down just inside the box along the right side. Oscar Sandoval converted the PK and made it a 1-1 match.
The Falcons out-shot Sac. St. 15-10, and both teams had seven shots on goal. Falcon goalkeeper Brian Guyette had six saves in win, McDougall had five saves in the loss.