Mid-American Conference Men's Soccer Team Notebook

Updated 9/23/1999
Mid-American Conference Pepsi Player of the Week
Lee Baker, Kentucky (Sr., M)
Spring, Texas (Klein)

Lee Baker tied a school record with three assists in the Wildcats game 3-0 win against UNC Asheville. Baker's assist output douled his total to six on the season and he is nearing the school record for most in one season (10).

GREAT LAKES POLL RELEASED:

In the second Great Lakes Region poll of 1999, Akron was rated second behind Indiana. Kentucky was ranked sixth and Bowling Green eighth.

1.Indiana
2.Akron
3.Cincinnati
T4.Dayton
T4.Notre Dame
6.Kentucky
7.Oakland
8.Wisconsin-Milwaukee
9.Bowling Green
T10.Ohio State
T10.Butler

PARISI DOES THE HAT DANCE:

Junior Dan Parisi became the 20th player in Northern Illinois history to register three markers in one game when he did so against Oral Roberts. It is also the 30th overall hat trick in the program's 38 year history. NIU's team is tied for ninth in the Midwest Region with Memphis.

ALMOST A HAT TRICK:

Kentucky's Chris McDaniel netted two of the three Wildcat goals in the 3-0 win over UNC Asheville, his first tallies of the season. McDaniel nearly completed the school's first hat trick in eight years but the third goal was disallowed on an offsides call.

LUCK OF THE IRISH FOR WMU:

Western Michigan netted its first win of the season against No. 16 Notre Dame, 1-0 in overtime. The win for the Broncos was the school's first win against the Irish since 1981 and also snapped a 15-game losing streak.

THE WALL FALLS FOR BG:

Bowling Green allowed eight goals over the weekend, marking the first time since the final game of the 1993 and the first game of the 1994 season that the Falcons had allowed at least a total of eight goals in back-to-back contests. It was also the first time since 1985 that they gave up eight or more in consecutive games in the same season.

TOSSING SHUTOUTS:

Akron has blanked its last two opponents, including Buffalo, 1-0, to open up league play. Goalie Kyle Milligan stopped all five shots on net over the two games to lower his goals against average from 1.99 to 0.69. The Bulls, who were shut out for the first time in 17 consecutive matches, have never defeated the Zips in the three meetings and have been outscored 9-4.

UK'S STICKLER HONORED:

Kentucky men's soccer player Michael Stickler was named to Soccer America's College Team of the Week for Sept. 1-5. Stickler, a senior striker, was chosen for his play during UK's run at the UNLV Rebel Classic, where he scored three goals in two matches, including the game-winner in the tournament's championship match.

ONE GOAL CONTESTS:

All three of Eastern Michigan's matches last week were one goal affairs, with two of them going overtime. The Eagles' two wins the week before were a difference of one goal each match.

BUTCHER LOVES TO PASS:

Buffalo's Steve Butcher was a part of two of the three Bulls' goals in a 3-1 win over Canisius, including the game-winning goal. Butcher is second in the league with five assists, trailing only UK's Lee Baker's six.

... AND SO DOES BG'S BIGGS:

Bowling Green's Bobby Biggs leads the team in assists with three and is one shy of his career high set in 1997. Coming into the season, Biggs had seven career assists in 59 matches.