UAB Hosts The College Of Charleston Friday



Oct. 24, 2013

No. 10 UAB (10-2-1) vs. College of Charleston (2-9-1)
Details: Friday, October 25 • 5:30 p.m. CT • West Campus Field • Birmingham, Ala.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB men's soccer team will host the College of Charleston on Friday, Oct. 25 in its final non-conference match of the 2013 regular season. UAB and the College of Charleston are scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. at West Campus Field.

Defense Rises To The Challenge
In its past two matches, the UAB defense rose to the occasion and shut down two of the top scoring offenses in the nation. The Blazers limited FIU and Tulsa to one combined goal en route to an undefeated week.

Heading into its tilt with FIU on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Panthers owned the 16th-best attack in the country. UAB held FIU scoreless for its fifth clean sheet of 2013. On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Blazers took on Tulsa, who possessed the 18th-ranked scoring offense in Division I men's soccer. UAB allowed one early goal, but rallied for the 2-1 road victory.

Leaving Their Mark
Only 13 matches into the season, the 2013 UAB men's soccer team has been making its mark. The squad has broken numerous program records and still has four matches left in the regular season.

In its first home match, a West Campus Field-record crowd of 3,205 witnessed the Blazers defeated Indiana, the defending national champions. The team won eight of its first 10 matches of the year, marking the squad's best start to a season since 2001, as well. Currently, the squad owns a 0.82 goals allowed average through 13 games. The program record for a single season is 0.87, which was set in 2009.

With the team's latest victory at Tulsa on Saturday, Oct. 19, UAB eclipsed the 10-win mark for the fifth straight year. The program record is nine consecutive years, as the Green and Gold won at least 10 matches each year from 1993-2001.

Individually, junior Diego Navarrete matched the UAB record for assists in a single game. The junior forward dished out four helpers in the squad's 6-2 victory against Florida Atlantic on Sunday, Oct. 6.

With the team's victory against FIU on Wednesday, Oct. 16, head coach Mike Getman collected his 90th career victory in C-USA play. Getman is the winningest coach in conference history.

For the latest news on Blazer sports, follow the UAB Athletics Twitter account: @UABathletics. For men's soccer news, follow @UAB_MensSoccer.



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