Men’s soccer team begins season


The UW-Parkside Men’s Soccer Team’s 2016 season is underway. Through the first five matches of the season, the Rangers have earned an overall record of 2-2-1. However, due to the fact that both of their losses have come in Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) play, the team finds themselves ranked in 12th place in the GLVC standings. This sounds like a rough start; however, the season is still young, and the Rangers are currently well within striking distance of the top ranked teams.

Top contributors

The Rangers top contributors on offense so far this season are senior Ryan Shogren (midfield/forward), freshman Leki Prpa (midfield/forward), senior Antonio Gonzalez (midfield/forward). Shogren has scored two goals, Prpa has added one goal and two assists, and Gonzalez has provided one goal and one assist.

Shogren and Prpa, along with Freshman Leo Villa (midfield/defense), Junior Kanneh Abraham (midfield), and sophomore Petar Krecak (defense), have started all five games for the Rangers thus far.

Senior Remi Bibal (goalkeeper) has started four of the Ranger’s five games this season. So far, he has made seventeen saves and allowed eight goals on 60 total shots faced. As a team, the Rangers are averaging twelve shots on goal per game, while their opponents are averaging over thirteen shots per game.

Most recent game

The Rangers most recent contest ended in a 0-0 double overtime tie against GLVC opponent Missouri University S&T on September 16th here at Wood Road Soccer Field. The top contributor for the Rangers was goalkeeper Remi Bibal, who defended five shots on goal. The shutout was Bibal’s first of the season.

UW-Parkside Men’s soccer team photo.

The Rangers next match takes place on Friday, September 23rd, in Evansville, Indiana against another GLVC foe, The University of Southern Indiana. Home and away games can be streamed live on the UW- Parkside sports website under the team’s schedule page.

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