CSI GAMEDAY: MEN’S SOCCER VS. PURCHASE, 7:00PM

The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team is primed and ready for the 2015 season, and will travel to Purchase College for its opener under the lights tonight at 7:00pm.  The Dolphins are looking to improve on its CUNYAC Regular Season Championship season of a year ago under fourth-year head coach John Tardy.  Purchase finished the 2014 season with a 10-10-1 record.

CSI vs. PURCHASE COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup:  CSI (0-0 overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Purchase College (0-0 Overall, 0-0 Skyline)
Where:  Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
Kick-Off: 7:00pm
All-Time Series:  CSI leads 3-2-1
Last Year’s Result:  CSI won 2-0
Players To Watch (CSI):  CSI is returning all-stars and CUNYAC Player of the Year Honorable Mentions Ruben Diaz and Jacob Szumanski, who both play the back line.
Players to Watch (PC): Purchase lost their top scorer from a year ago, but have exceptional keepers Esteban Aguilar and Thomas Ogrodnik between the pipes, who made eight total saves against the Dolphins last year.
News and Notes:  CSI’s win over Purchase last year was their first over the Panthers since 2001.  The Panthers had previously won two straight and the teams finished to 0-0 tie back in 2002, which was also the last time the two teams played at Purchase.  CSI is 13-21-2 all-time on opening day.  Purchase is the defending Skyline champs and are looking to repeat in 2015.

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