Mariners host Atlanta Saturday night
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 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.
Atlantas 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 NGoran.
• Discuss this story on the USL First Division message board...
USL First Division Stories from May 19, 2004
- Mariners host Atlanta Saturday night - Virginia Beach Mariners
- Kickers Defend Six-Game Undefeated Streak - Richmond Kickers
- Wave United Teams Up with Famous Dave's and 99 WMYX - Milwaukee Wave United
- 2,000 Wisconsin Dells kids cards up for grabs - Minnesota Thunder
- Battery Travels to Puerto Rico - Charleston Battery
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Virginia Beach Mariners Stories
- Mariners host Miami for Fan Appreciation Night
- Mariners host Montreal Friday and Sunday
- Harrison returns to Real Salt Lake
- Mariners host Minnesota
- Simmonds named to USL First Division Team of the Week