Spartan Men Set to Host No. 12 CMU on Friday Evening; Watch it Live

Logan Glosser (photo by Eric Kelley, d3photography.com)
Logan Glosser (photo by Eric Kelley, d3photography.com)

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team (6-4-4, 1-2-1 UAA) opens its season-ending three-match homestand versus No. 12 Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) (10-2-1, 3-1-0 UAA) in University Athletic Association action on Friday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. at DiSanto Field.

Watch the match live as the Case Western Reserve Athletic Department unveils its new soccer broadcast with Andrew Luftglass on the play-by-play.

LIVE VIDEO – http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/live

LIVE STATISTICS – http://livestats.prestosports.com/casewesternreserve/

Game Notes

The Spartans play for the first time since concluding a three-match road trip with a 4-0 victory at the University of Chicago on Sunday, October 20. Overall, the Spartans went 1-1-1 during the trip with the tie coming by a score of 1-1 at New York University.

Sophomore midfielder Chris Cvecko accounted for seven points (two goals, three assists) in the three matches, and he leads the Spartans this season in points (20), goals (7) and assists (6). Sophomore forward Matthew Zembas is second on the team with 14 points on six goals and two helpers, while freshman midfielder Jacob Grindel ranks third with 11 points and four goals and three assists. In goal, freshmen Ari Lewis and Frank Candau have split time. In just under 800 minutes, Lewis (4-2-3) has made 32 saves. Candau (2-2-1) has 14 stops in just under 500 minutes.

The Tartans, ranked 12 in the latest NSCAA Top 25 Poll, are led by senior forward Max Tassano with a team-high 14 points on five goals and four assists. Senior midfielder Chris Wysocki has also contributed five goals and is second on the team with 11 points. Senior defender Jerome Reano has scored three goals and has three assists for nine points. In net, senior Christopher Madden has posted a 0.73 goals against average in just under 1,000 minutes played. The Tartans enter the match on a three-match winning streak and have only conceded more than one goal in a match one time this season. In the past five seasons, CMU holds a 3-2 advantage versus Case.  

Spartan Statistical Leaders

Goals
Chris Cvecko - 7
Matthew Zembas - 6
Jacob Grindel - 4

Assists
Chris Cvecko - 6
Jacob Grindel - 3
Ryan Finstand - 2
Logan Glosser - 2
Matthew Zembas - 2

Points
Chris Cvekco - 20
Matthew Zembas - 14
Jacob Grindel - 11

Shots on goal
Jacob Grindel - 19
Chris Cvecko - 17
Matthew Zembas 13
Logan Glosser - 9
Slater Jameson – 6

Saves
Ari Lewis - 32
Frank Candau - 14

Wins
Ari Lewis - 4
Frank Candau - 2