COLUMBUS, Miss. – The close of the 2017 men's soccer season is rapidly approaching and with just three games left in the regular season, the Owls men's soccer team will be spending the last part of the season on its home field. The first of these home games will be Saturday, Oct. 14 when the Owls host Belhaven University at Sprint Mart Field in the Columbus Soccer Complex.
The W (3-8-2) enters Saturday's match after falling 4-2 to USCAA sister institution Concordia College – Alabama. Despite the loss, the last few weeks have been very productive for the Owls. The W collected its first few wins of the season and Owls forward Paxton Bounds received national attention as the USCAA Men's Soccer Player of the Week.
Bounds, a Pearl, Miss. native, scored 7 of the Owls last 17 goals. On the season, Bounds has played and started in all 13 games with 8 goals and 2 assists for 18 points. He has also recorded 15 shots, 11 on-goal, for a .773 shots-on-goal percentage.
In front of the goal, John McGee and Selvin Lopez have been taking turns as keeper. McGee, freshman from Troy, Ill., leads the defensive effort playing in 9 matches with 9 starts. He has recorded 697:20 on the field with 22 goals allowed and 41 saves for a .651 save percentage.
Lopez has played in 8 games with 5 starts for 423:54 of playing time. He has allowed 19 goals with 49 saves for a .721 save percentage.
Belhaven (1-6-5) enters the match after pulling a 0-0 draw against McMurry University the previous week.
Kick-off against the Blazers is scheduled for 2 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and come out and support Owls men's soccer.
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