SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE PLAYOFF PREVIEW #3
Dutch Lions FC NPSL vs. FC Wichita
Game Details: Saturday, July 9th, 3:30 pm at Athletics Stadium in Tulsa
Ticket Details: $7 at www.tulsaathletics.com/tickets
Dutch Lions FC NPSL
The Dutch Lions finished second in the South Central Conference with a 9-1-2 record, earning a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
Offense: The Dutch Lions feature a potent offense, one that scored 34 goals in the regular season. Forward Carlos Acevedo leads the team with nine goals.
Defense: Right back Lars Willemse is a talented defender that can also contribute in the attack. He tallied two goals and two assists in 12 starts. Goalkeeper Mathew Gutierrez was solid between the posts, finishing with 41 saves, four clean sheets, and a 1.08 GAA.
Notable Quote: “After winning 75% of our games in the regular season we are thrilled the guys get another opportunity to showcase their talents at a higher level. The playoffs will give them the chance to test themselves against the best teams in the conference and we look forward to the experience.” – Marco Pruis, Dutch Lions FC NPSL Technical Director and Head Coach Marco Pruis
FC Wichita is coming off an impressive 3-0 win over Shreveport Rafters FC in the opening round of the playoffs. Goals came from Kevin Ten Eyck, Max Touloute, and Mark Weir.
Offense: Forward Richard Osterloh continues the tradition of great Wichita playmakers. The offense runs through this prolific goalscorer from Brazil.
Defense: Ten Eyck is the heart and soul of the FC Wichita defense. He is a versatile player who was responsible for the 2015 Staples Make More Happen Goal of the Year. He has experience playing indoor soccer with the Wichita Wings, Wichita B-52s, and the U.S. Futsal National Team. Weir was brilliant between the posts for Wichita in the first round, making incredible saves and scoring a goal that has literally made headlines across the country. Weir has given his team a chance to make history as the first back-to-back winners of the Goal of the Year.