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2018 College Cup - The Final Four - The Tale of The Tape - A Comparison of the Participants

Four teams remain standing. Michigan State, Maryland and Indiana have played their way into the 2018 College Cup in Santa Barbara, California. Three of the Final Four teams are from the Big Ten Conference while Akron is out of the MAC. The 2018 season began with 206 Division I teams in the hunt for a trip to Santa Barbara and a chance to play for the National Chapionship.   

The Final Four Akron Michigan State Maryland Indiana 
The Participants

Record

14-6-2 14-4-4 11-6-4 20-2-1
Conference MAC  Big Ten Big Ten Big Ten
Conference Record 1-2-1 4-2-2 4-4-0 8-0-0
Regular Season Finish in Conference Play Fourth Third (Tie) Fifth First
Record Away From Home 8-3-1 7-1-1 6-3-1 7-2-0

Coach

Years At Helm

Jared Embick

6th Season

Damon Rensing

10th Season

 

Sasho Cirovski

26th Season 

 

Todd Yeagley

9th Season

NCAA Seed None None Eleven Two

CSN Poll End of Regular Season Rank  

RV 22 21 3
Average Shots Per Game 13.9 12.2 12.7 15
Shot On Goal Percentage .397 .437 .442 .410
Total Goals Scored 44 35 27 47
Average Goals Scored Per Game 2.00 1.59 1.29 2.04
Total Goals Allowed 25 17 16 11
Average Goals Allowed Per Game 1.14 0.77 0.76 0.48
Most Goals Scored In A Single Game 10 5 5 5
Most Goals Allowed In A Single Game  3 2 2 3
Corner Kicks (Total) 152 151 100 162
Corner Kicks Allowed (Total) 84 104 105 74
Total Number Of Shutouts 8 9 11 15
Unbeaten Streak  8 4 5 12
Last Loss

NIU

(1-2)

 

Maryland

(0-1)

 

Michigan

(0-2)

Kentucky

(0-3)

RPI 14 33 12 2
Strength

Offensive

Firepower

Defense

Resilence

Defense

Energy

Balance

Consistency

How They Beat You

Pressure

Work Rate

 

Unity

Patience

 

 

Possession

Create Turnovers

 

Composure

Restarts

Top Scorer

David Egbo

(12g, 5a)

Ryan Sierakowski

(8g, 5a)

Amar Sejdic

(7g, 1a)

Andrew Gutman

(11g, 9a)

Number Players With Four Or More Goals 5 2 3 7
Key Distributor 

Skye Harter

(1g, 6a)

Giuseppe Barone

(3g, 10a)

Paul Bin

(4g, 3a)

Trevor Swartz

(1g, 16a)

Key Defender Abdi Mohamed Patrick Nielsen Donovan Pines Andrew Gutman
Goalkeeper

Ben Lundt

Senior

1.12 GAA

Jimmy Hague

RS Senior

0.66 GAA

Dayne St. Clair 

RS Junior

0.75 GAA

Trey Muse

Sophomore

0.48 GAA

Don't Underestimate 

Daniel Strachan 

Defender

(0g, 1a)

 

Hunter Barone

Forward

(3g, 3a)

 

Andrew Samuels

Midfielder

(0g, 1a)

 

Austin Panchot

Midfielder

(5g, 4a

 

Freshman To Watch

Carlo Ritaccio

Center Back

Jack Beck

Midfielder

William James Herve

Midfielder

Jack Maher

Defender

Where They Have The Edge Up-Top  Backline Midfield Backline

Wild Card

(X-Factor)

Ezana Kahsay

Forward 

(4g, 5a) 

 

Connor Corrigan

Defender 

(0g, 1a)

 

Sebastian Elney

(4g, 2a)

Justin Rennicks

(6g, 0a)

A Key

Element

Marcel Zajac

(10g, 8a)

DeJuan Jones

(5g, 5a)

William James Herve

(3g, 3a)

Griffin Dorsey

(5g, 5a)

Yellow/Red Cards 31/0 21/1 24/1 14/0
Last Trip To College Cup 2017 1968 2013 2017
The Road Traveled

Rider 3-0

Syracuse 3-1

Wake Forest 1-0

Stanford 3-2

UIC 2-0

Louisville

2-1 (OT)

Georgetown

1-0

JMU 2-1

 

NC State 2-0

Duke 2-0

Kentucky 1-0

Connecticut

4-0

Air Force

2-0

Notre Dame

1-0

Game #1 - Friday December 7 at 8 p.m. EST - Akron vs. Michigan State

Game #2 - Friday December 7 at 10:30 p.m EST - Maryland vs. Indiana

Championship Game - Sunday December 9 at 8 p.m EST - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

All three games will be televised on ESPNU