What The Numbers Say About Today's 3 Ylvisaker Cup Quarterfinal Games

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Featured game – Engel & Völkers field at 3 p.m.

Coca-Cola vs. Valiente 2

• Coca-Cola hasn’t shot a high number of penalty shots in this tournament, but when they do, Julio Arellano has highest percentage, shooting 12 of 14 (86%).

• Arellano’s sharpshooter ability could be problematic for Valiente II, who has made the third-highest number of fouls in the tournament (potentially giving Coca Cola penalty chances Sunday)

• Valiente II has the second-highest shooting percentage from the field and produces offense equally from the field (17 goals) and from the penalty line (17 goals) for a balanced offense.

Sunday morning games:

Horseware vs. Orchard Hill (10 a.m.)

• Horseware has the second-lowest shooting percentage from the field in the Ylvisaker (36%), while Orchard Hill has second-highest number of most goals from the field. That indicates that Orchard Hill would be expected to control open play.

• Orchard Hill ranks in the top three in throw-ins won, giving them frequent possession of the ball. Horseware is in the bottom half of the tournament in throw-in wins.

• Orchard Hill has an ace in the hole: megastar 10-goaler Facundo Pieres, who is ranked fifth in goals-per-game (6.0). But Horseware is a strong, young, all-pro team with a lot of steam.

Postage Stamp vs. Villa del Lago Modere (noon)

• Matchup of two highest scorers in 2017 Ylvisaker Cup: Villa del Lago Modere’s Hilario Ulloa (26 goals) and Postage Stamp Farm’s Kris Kampsen (25 goals).

• Both teams have scored 20 penalty goals apiece. The next-closest team only has 15. Could turn into a battle of penalty shots. Each team’s focus should be not fouling and preventing their opponent from going to the penalty line.

• Ulloa is shooting 20 of 24 (83%) on penalties. Kampsen is 20 of 27 (74%)

• Villa del Lago Modere has the lowest shooting percentage from the field, indicating they have been relying on Ulloa’s pinpoint penalty shooting to win games.

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