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This Week In WAC Men's Soccer - Sept. 28

This Week In WAC Men's Soccer - Sept. 28
 

CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LEADS THE WAC INTO CONFERENCE ACTION

The upcoming host of the 2022 WAC Men’s Soccer Championship, California Baptist has enjoyed the best start among all league members with a 4-3-1 (.563) effort in nonconference play to begin the season. Of note, the Lancers remain an unbeaten 4-0-1 in true home matches. Other teams above .500 in nonconference were Houston Christian (4-3-2, .556) and San José State (3-3-1, .500).
 

HOUSTON CHRISTIAN WITH THREE-MATCH WINNING STREAK ENTERING WAC PLAY

Houston Christian has utilized a three-match winning streak to build momentum entering the WAC conference schedule, outscoring opponents in those victories by a 14-0 cumulative goal count. The Huskies are the WAC leader with 23 goals, 2.6 goals per match, 69 points and 7.7 points per match as of Sept. 27. Houston Christian striker Bryant Farkarlun is the conference leader with six goals, five assists and 17 points in eight nonconference matches.
 

FARKARLUN SECOND IN THE NATION IN SCORING

WAC leading scorer Bryant Farkarlun from Houston Christian checked in second nationally in the latest NCAA Division I statistics report from Sept. 25. Farkarlun’s 17 points trailed only the 20 points of Cal State Fullerton’s Sebastian Cruz. As a team, Houston Christian ranked eighth in the country in total goals (23), total assists (23) and total points (69).
 

AIR FORCE EARNS HARD-FOUGHT FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON

With a pair of key draws over its first six starts against the third-toughest schedule in DI men’s soccer, Air Force broke through with its first win of 2022 in a 1-0 decision at previously 6-0-2 San Francisco on Sept. 25. Thaddaeus Dewing scored his fifth goal of the season in the 74th minute to guide the Falcons to victory.
 

THE ‘SECOND SEASON’ BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

WAC conference play officially kicks off this weekend with eight scheduled league matches, highlighted by defending conference tournament champion Seattle U hosting UTRGV at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Houston Christian at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. Defending regular-season champion Grand Canyon travels to Utah Tech for a 7:30 p.m. kick on Sept. 30 and a 7 p.m. showdown at UNLV to cap the weekend on Oct. 2.