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SMU's John Lujano (3) battles for the ball with a Houston Baptist defender (Courtesy of Douglas Fejer).

After a 0-2 performance at the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Classic, the Mustangs return to the Hilltop determined to defend their home field during the

SMU Invitational.

During last years Jason’s Deli SMU Invitational the Mustangs finished 2-0, with a 1-0 (OT) victory over Oakland, and a 1-0 decision over UC Davis. SMU is 42-11-4 in the invite since its inception in 1987.

In 2012, midfielder Damian Rosales was selected to the all-tournament team and Jaime Ibarra was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

SMU has never faced Hartwick, and the Hawks enters the SMU Invitational with an 0-2-2 record for 2013.

Hartwick is led by sophomore midfielder David Styles, who has one goal and two assists and senior back Will Broomfield, who has two goals. Both lead the team in points.

The Hawks goalkeeper Mateo Munarriz has registered 13 saves and has a 1.30 goals-against-average.

UMKC (0-2-1) will face the Golden Hurricane before facing the Mustangs on Sunday and is led by midfielder Derek Schrick. The sophomore, Schrick, leads the Roos with one goal this season.

UMKC has had two keepers, senior Kevin Corby and junior Chris McGaughey, who have a combined 10 saves and a 1.55 goals-against-average in four games.

The Mustangs are 2-0 all-time against UMKC, but the last meeting was back in 2006.

SMU faces Hartwick Friday at 7:30 p.m. and UMKC at 7 p.m. Sunday. All the games at the SMU Invitational will be held on Westcott Field.

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