RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's soccer team plays its second road game of the 2017 season on Saturday when the Quakers travel to Otterbein University for a 7 p.m. contest.
The Teams: Earlham and Otterbein. The Quakers enter the game with an 0-6-0 record after narrowly falling to Wilmington College 3-2 in the Quaker Bowl Rivalry on Wednesday. The Cardinals are 5-2 this season and have won three straight contests including a 2-1 win over Denison University most recently.
The Coaches: Sam Byrd enters his third season as head men's soccer coach at his alma mater. The 2003 alumnus, who led the Quakers to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament berth in 2015, served as an assistant coach for longtime head coach Roy Messer for two seasons prior to being promoted to head coach in May of 2015. Jason Griffiths is in his first year as Otterbein's head men's soccer coach following the retirement of long-time head coach Gerry D'Arcy.
The Players: Senior Nicholas Dey leads the Quakers offense with two goals, both of which came against Wilmington earlier this week. Fellow senior Vojislav Tatarevic has scored one goal and assisted on another while freshman Drew Fitzgibbon has also netted a goal for the Quakers. Kennedy Mensah and Juan Rivas have combined for nine goals and represent half of the Cardinals' offense.
Recent History: Earlham is 0-4 against Otterbein since joining the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) prior to the 2010 season.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Up Next: Earlham travels to Wittenberg University to conclude non-conference play on Tuesday, Sept. 26.