Soccer Venturing to Colorado, North Dakota For More Conference Action
|Northern Colorado||North Dakota|
|Friday, Oct. 11 | 6 p.m.||Sunday, Oct. 13 | 11 a.m.|
|Jackson Stadium | Greeley, Colo.||Bronson Field | Grand Forks, N.D.|
|Match Notes | Live Stats | EWU on Twitter||Match Notes | Live Stats | EWU on
With two of the most polarizing games of Eastern's 2012 season driving their upcoming road trip--those being a 0-0 tie with Northern Colorado followed by a 4-1 beatdown in their inaugural meeting with North Dakota--the Eagles are no doubt eager to face both teams riding the momentum from a thrilling overtime win last weekend at home against Sacramento State.
All eyes will be on junior forward and recently-crowned all-time goals leader Cassie Black after her overtime game winner on Sunday not only gave her the record, but gave the Eagles their first conference victory of 2013. Black is a stalwart on the front line and the leader of a team looking to add a few more wins and potentially contend for a conference tournament slot before season's end.
A trip to Greeley, Colo. to face the Bears of Northern Colorado is first on the docket. With gametime set for 6 p.m. Pacific time (7 p.m. local time) on Friday, Oct. 11, the match is sure to be a chilly contest against a team playing just its third game at home--and, incidentally, first of the conference schedule--all season. Eastern's offense looks to be just as prolific in the shot category, as the Bears have given up an average of 12 shots per game in three conference matches, while a strong defense hopes to again be the Eagles' calling card in setting up a victory. EWU is averaging 13.8 shots per game against Big Sky opponents by comparison.
The Eagles finish out the weekend slate with their second trip to the state of North Dakota this season for an inaugural road game against North Dakota in Grand Forks. Black will be the one to watch after hanging three goals on UND in 2012, but a potent Eastern offense featuring both rookie and veteran talent should play a big part in what may well end up being another scoring frenzy for the visiting Eagles.