Sept. 14, 2008
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2-2-0) midfielder Peter Sanger scored the only goal of the game at the 81st minute mark as the Panthers held on for a 1-0 victory against the Matadors (3-3-0) in the closing match of the 35th Annual Panther Invitational.
Both teams had their difficulties playing on a field that was in terrible condition and saturated with water as the previous game was played under a constant shower.
For the second straight game the Matadors out-shot their opponent, this time by an 18-12 margin. Forward Camilo Rojas was one of seven different Matadors who were able to fire a shot on goal, and led the team with three in that category.
Robert Pate and Chad Borak played the entire 90 minutes for the second time in as many games for the Matadors. The duo were the only players who participated in each and every minute of action throughout the entire tournament for the Matadors.
With the win, the Panthers improved their overall home record at Engelmann Field to a staggering 53-8-4 (.846), one of the best home records in the nation.
The loss is the second in a row, and closes out a challenging weekend in Milwaukee for the Matadors.
Appearing in his 66th game in goal for the Matadors was senior Kevin Guppy as he set a new all-time record for matches played in goal, breaking the previous mark of 65 games set by Christian Perez from 1997-2000.
Guppy was one of two Matadors who were named to the All-Tournament Team, with Borak also earning All-Tournament honors.
Once they return from Milwaukee, the team has six days to prepare for their next game, as the Sacramento State Hornets travel to Matador Field for the first time in eight years to take on the Matadors on Sunday. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.