Men's Soccer Leading Country In Scoring

Sophomore Freddy Ruiz has scored at least one goal in each of the past three matches.

Oct. 14, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB men’s soccer team has the highest scoring offense in the nation, according to the most recent NCAA statistical rankings. UAB is scoring at a clip of 2.64 goals per game.

This marks the second time in 2013 that the Blazers have owned the top scoring offense in the country. UAB owned a 3.67 goals per game average through its first three matches, which was the top mark in Division I men’s soccer as of Monday, Sept. 9.

Up front, junior forward Diego Navarrete and sophomore forward Freddy Ruiz form one of the best one-two punches in the nation. Ruiz ranks seventh in the country in goals per game (0.82) and total goals (9). Navarrete is 13th in the nation in total assists (6) and 14th in assists per game (0.55). Both rank in the top 25 nationally in points per game and total points, as well.

The team will be back in action on Wednesday night when they host FIU. The Conference USA tilt is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. at West Campus Field.

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