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No. 9/10 Soccer Renews Rivalry with Springfield in NCAA Second Spherical

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ITHACA, NY – The nationally ranked No. 9/10 Ithaca Faculty soccer crew will host a NCAA Division III Second Spherical recreation on Saturday, November 26 at 12 pm towards Springfield Faculty at Butterfield Stadium. Ithaca sports activities an ideal 11-0 document, whereas Springfield brings a 9-2 mark to South Hill this weekend.





$10 – Adults
$5 – Seniors, College students and Youngsters
FREE – IC College, Workers and College students

ALL-TIME SERIES/SATURDAY’S GAME: Ithaca and Springfield will meet for the thirty ninth all-time contest within the second spherical of the NCAA Division III Championship. IC owns the all-time sequence, 29-9.

Springfield gained the final assembly again in 2011 by a 38-33 rating. In that contest, the Delight ran for 435 yards, which is the final time an IC crew has allowed 300 or extra yards dashing.

BEEN A LONG TIME, MY FRIEND: The rivalry between Ithaca and Springfield dates again to 1973 and the 2 groups performed one another yearly, besides 1987, up till 2011. IC and Springfield had been each members of the Empire 8 for eight matchups. The Bombers dominated the sequence early on, successful 18 of the primary 20 matchups. From 1994 to 2000, the Delight gained 4 of the following seven video games. The Bombers gained eight of the previous 11 contests.

The Bombers are 17-3 all-time towards Springfield at Butterfield Stadium.

NCAA FIRST ROUND RECAP: It was a wild first spherical within the NCAA Match as 4 hosts faculties misplaced their opening spherical video games, whereas three different prime 20 groups fell.

The Bombers posted one of the spectacular wins of the opening spherical with a 63-20 victory over UMass Dartmouth. IC pressured 4 turnovers within the first quarter and led, 21-0, inside seven minutes of the opening kickoff. The Bomber would rating six dashing touchdowns within the recreation and completed the afternoon with six takeaways.

Jake Williams scored three touchdowns on the day, whereas Max Perry additionally accounted for 3 touchdowns.

Springfield pulled off one of many upsets final Saturday, because the Delight downed No. 22 Endicott, 17-14, to increase their successful streak to eight straight video games. The Delight managed possession for greater than 35 minutes and ran for 321 yards.

Arsen Shftefan paced the Delight offense with 156 yards and one landing on 23 carries.

STATISTICAL UPDATE: The Bombers and Delight are prime 20 nationally within the following classes.

IC: 1st – Fourth Down Conversion (.810), 2na – Kick Returns (25.7), 3rd – Sacks Allowed (.36), 7th – Interceptions Thrown (4), 8th – Passing Effectivity Protection (87.9), 9th – Turnover Margin (1.45), 9th – Takeaways (27), 9th – Completion Proportion (.701), 10th – Scoring Protection (10.8), 11th – Defensive Touchdowns (4), 13th – Third Down Conversion (.497), 18th – Scoring Offense (40.5), 18th – Tackles for Loss Allowed (4.0), 19th – Fumbles Recovered (11), 19th – Pink Zone Offense (.870), 20th – Passes Intercepted (16).

SPRING FIELD: 1st – Yards Per Completion (22.9), 1st – Time of Possession (35:05), 1st – Tackles for Loss Allowed (2.55), 2na – Turnovers Misplaced (7), 2na Speeding Offense (354.0), 3rd – Sacks Allowed (.36), 4th – Passing Effectivity (184.13), 3rd – Interceptions Thrown (3), 10th– First Downs (267), 11th – Third Down Conversion (.500), 20th – Fewest Penalties Per Recreation (4.27)

SCOUTING SPRINGFIELD: The Delight are 9-2 on the season and have gained eight straight, which features a good 4-0 document on the highway. Springfield reached the NCAA Match by successful the NEWMAC with an ideal 6-0 document.

As said above, the Delight possess the ball greater than any crew in Division III with a median of 35:05 time of possession every recreation. That is primarily as a result of the Delight boasts the nation’s second-best dashing assault with 354 yards per recreation out of their triple choice offensive scheme.

Shtefan leads the way in which with 818 yards on 134 carries and eight touchdowns. Joseph Cannizzaro has amassed 609 yards on 129 carries and 10 touchdowns. Springfield will likely be with out its second main rusher in David Wells, who had 650 yards this season in 10 video games, however 5 different gamers have run for greater than 160 yards this season.

Of the 50 touchdowns scored by the Delight this season, 42 have come on the bottom.

Defensively, Springfield permits simply 15.9 factors and 283.5 yards per recreation. DJ Brown is the highest tackles with 57 on the season, whereas Tyler Pohlman has 50 tackles.

The Delight have intercepted 12 passes and damaged up 33 extra on the 12 months, led by three interceptions by Joe Maurer and 5 breakups by Bryan Feliciano.

WHAT’S NEXT?: The winner of this recreation will transfer onto the nationwide quarterfinals to tackle the winner of No. 1 North Central and No. 19 Carnegie Mellon subsequent Saturday, December 3.

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