NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University Men's Soccer travels to Memphis for a Saturday evening match. Kickoff at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex is slated for 7:00 p.m. CT.
Memphis leads the overall series 13-1-1. The last time the Bruins defeated the Tigers was in 1997 when they defeated Memphis 2-1. The teams last met last season in Nashville, Tenn. at E.S. Rose Park early in the season. The two sides played to a scoreless draw after neither team was able to find the winning goal in 110 minutes of play.
GET TO KNOW MEMPHIS
The Tigers are 3-2-1 on the season and riding momentum after a 1-0 win against Utah Valley last Sunday. Memphis has scored six goals this season, but have proved to have a tough defense, holding opponents to just seven. Sophomore midfielder Peyton McKnatt has started in all six matches and leads the team with three goals and an assist for seven points. Fellow sophomore Chris Mikus has also been an offensive threat for the Tigers, adding two goals on the season. Similar to the Bruins, Memphis has played just one match on its home pitch and is still looking for its first home win of the season.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Belmont will play most of its matches away from the friendly confines of E.S. Rose Park. The Bruins' will play just six matches on its home pitch with the only back-to-back home games coming in the second week of September. Saturday's game marks the Bruins' fourth road game already this season.
Sophomore Matteo Bennati (Genova, Italy), the reigning Horizon League Freshman of the Year, got on the board for the first time this season on Tuesday against Georgia State. Bennati earned his first points of the season after netting his first goal after flicking one just past the keeper on a cross from freshman Ares Marlonsson (Denver, Colo.).
Live stats and video will be available to stream on Saturday night. Fans can also follow @BelmontMSoccer for live in-game updates.