Soccer Faces Weber State in Big Sky Championships
Big Sky Championships Semifinals
#2 Northern Arizona (11-4-3) vs #3 Weber State (9-4-4)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 7
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Site: Portland, Ore. – Hillsboro Stadium
For Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's soccer team wrapped up its regular season on the road with two straight wins against Montana and Eastern Washington to end the season in second place in the Big Sky Conference. The Lumberjacks ended the season on a four-game winning streak and have allowed one goal in 360 minutes of play. Northern Arizona clinched second place in the Big Sky Championship tournament on Oct. 25 when they came from behind to defeat Montana 2-1 in Missoula. Number one seed, Portland State, will host the playoffs and face Northern Colorado in the semifinals.
This will be the 21st between Northern Arizona and Weber State. In this year's regular season match in Flagstaff, Weber State came away with the 2-1 win in overtime. That was the first time the Wildcats have defeated the Lumberjacks since 2008.
Scouting Weber State
Weber State ended the season third place in the Big Sky Conference, with a 9-4-4 record. The Wildcats went 5-2-2 in conference play and were led by Mackenzie Harrison who leads the team with 19 points (9 goals, 1 assist). She leads the Big Sky in goals scored and is tied for first in points. Northern Arizona and Weber State met in Flagstaff, Ariz. this season in the Lumberjacks third Big Sky Conference match. The Wildcats were very efficient throughout the entire match, possessing the ball and recording 10 shots on goal. Weber State defeated Northern Arizona 2-1 in overtime. Northern Arizona's sophomore midfielder Emily Wadell scored her first career goal in the match to tie the match at 1-1.
Back In the Playoffs
The Northern Arizona women's soccer team is back in the Big Sky Conference Championships for the first time since 2010. With a 2-1 comeback win over Montana on October 25, the Lumberjacks clinched the number two seed in the Championships right behind the number one seed, Portland State. Head coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks went into the season with four goals; end their non-conference schedule with a winning record, double their win total from the 2012 season, make the Big Sky Conference Championship and finally represent the Big Sky in the NCAA College Cup. The Lumberjacks have achieved three of its four goals going from five wins least season, to 11 wins this season and the only goal left is for the Lumberjacks to represent the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA College Cup.
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