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May 19, 2004 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Virginia Beach Mariners News Release


The Match-Up

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is coming off a 0-0 tie on the road against the undefeated Montreal Impact on May 16. The Mariners are 1-2-2 (5 points) in A-League play and stand in seventh place in the Eastern Conference after five games. The team is 1-1-0 at home and 0-1-2 on the road, scoring 7 goals and allowing 9.

The team is led by midfielder Jakob Fenger and forward Dante Washington who are tied for 16th in the League with four points each in four games. Washington ranks 10th in goals in the League with 2 and Fenger ranks 6th in the League in assists with 2, and 9th in the League in shots with 10. Midfielder Pato Aguilera ranks 6th in the League in shots with 11 in four games and Jeff Bilyk ranks fourth in the League in fouls given with 18. Goalkeepers Matt Nelson and Matt Pickens are also ranked in the League; Nelson ranks 10th in wins with one in four games and 6th in the League in saves with 22. Matt Pickens ranks 5th in the League in shutouts going 1 for 1 with a GAA of 0.00.

Atlanta

Atlanta qualified for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last weekend, drawing with Charleston 2-2 after winning 2-0 in the first leg the week before. Atlanta is 1-2-1 (4 points) in A-League play and stand in eighth place in the Eastern Conference after four matches. The Silverbacks are 0-0-1 on the road and 1-2-0 at home, allowing 5 goals and scoring 4.

Atlanta’s Mac Cozier leads the team in points with five in four games, scoring 2 goals. Ex-Mariner Gary Brooks who now wears an Atlanta uniform, ranks 3rd in the League in assists with three. Cozier is also ranked 5th in the League in shots with 12. Atlanta keeper Anthony Tokpah ranks 10th in the League in shutouts with one in four games, 10th in the League in saves with 14 and 6th in the League in GAA (goals-against-average) with 1.13.

Mariner Team News

The Mariners have released forward Geoffrey N’Goran.

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