Kickoff has been changed to 2:00 p.m. CT at E.S. Rose Park
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont University men's soccer team (3-4-2) returns home to host conference foe Wright State (6-4-1) Saturday afternoon.
The game was originally slated for a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff but has been moved up to a 2:00 p.m. first kick because of looming weather.
The Bruins played on Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C. as they took on ACC member North Carolina State.
The Bruins would hold the Wolfpack scoreless in the first half, going into the locker room with a score of 0-0.
BU created many chances in the second half, but were unable to tally a goal on the night and would eventually fall 3-0 after the Wolfpack put together a nice second half.
The Bruins are looking forward to continuing conference play this weekend. "It should be a pretty exciting and open game," said Head Coach Bryan Green.
Belmont is looking forward to being back on their home pitch after a three-game road stint.
"It's going to be a lot better not traveling. It's huge being comfortable playing on the field you're playing on," said junior forward Creaghan Diekema.
Scouting the Raiders
Head Coach Bryan Davis is in his ninth season at the helm of the Wright State program. The Raiders have an overall record of 6-4-1 with a conference record of 3-1-0. The squad has scored 17 goals this season, the second most in the conference. Their shutout percentage of 0.45 also ranks second in the conference. Wright State averages 10.5 shots per game landing 4.64 of those on frame and averages 3.91 corner kicks per game.
Player to Watch
Senior AJ Paterson leads the Raiders' offense. Paterson has started in all 11 matches on the season and leads the team with six goals for 12 points. Paterson is extremely efficient with his six goals coming from only 18 shots on the season.
Last Time Out
Last Saturday, Wright State beat fellow Horizon League member Detroit Mercy 3-1 on their home pitch. Detroit Mercy earned the first goal of the night, but the Raiders bounced back outshooting UDM 8-6 with all three shots on goal resulting in scores.
The Bruins are 0-3-1 all-time against the Raiders. Last season, the Bruins and Raiders played to a 0-0 double OT draw in Dayton.