SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE PLAYOFF PREVIEW #2
Tulsa Athletics (Home) vs. Liverpool Warriors (Away)
Game Details: Saturday, July 9th, 7:30 pm at Athletics Stadium in Tulsa
Ticket Details: $7 at www.tulsaathletics.com/tickets
Tulsa Athletics have risen to the top of the South Central Conference with an 11-1-0 record. This is quite an accomplishment considered that the conference is large with 11 teams and the competition level is extremely high.
Offense: Tulsa has a high-powered attack that was responsible for 38 goals in the regular season. Forward Dave Leung paces the attack with eight goals and four assists.
Defense: Left back Ricardio Morris and goalkeeper Michael Kluver lead the conference’s best defense, one that allowed only nine goals all season long. Morris would make seven starts while Kluver compiled five clean sheets and a 1.00 GAA.
Notable Quote: “We are very pleased with the results so far. We look forward to a rematch against Liverpool.” – Matt Boullt, Tulsa Athletics General Manager
Liverpool are coming off a 2-0 win over Dallas City FC in the first round of the playoffs. They finished the regular season with a 6-5-1 record, which put them in fifth place in the South Central.
Offense: Midfielder David Balyeat is the team’s leading playmaker with nine goals and two assists.
Defense: Center back Cody Ellis and goalkeeper Kyle Parks are the anchors of the Warriors defense.
Notable Quote: “Immensely proud of how the team has developed and grown game by game. The trust these guys have with each other is truly remarkable. We are looking forward to another chance to compete against Tulsa Athletics, in which it has been a long lasting rivalry since we entered the league. We couldn’t ask for a better stage and we are excited about the opportunity to compete in the semifinals.” – Tony Merola, Liverpool Warriors