3:30 p.m. Friday | The Assembly Athletic Complex | Denver, CO
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GUNNISON, Colo. — The Western Colorado Soccer team will travel to MSU Denver this Friday Oct. 29 to defeat the Roadrunners at 3:30 p.m. at The Assembly Athletic Complex. Then, they will make their way to Black Hills State University to take on the Yellow Jackets at 11 a.m. on Sunday Oct. 30 on the Ronnie Theisz Field.
MOUNTAINEERS HEADING INTO THIS WEEK | 2021 SEASON STATS
Western Colorado heads into the weekend with another two losses in the conference, they currently sit at 4-9-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the RMAC. Mountaineers are on a four-loss streak, but are hopeful to secure a win this upcoming weekend.
On the season, Caileen Sienknecht leads the team with three goals while Casey Ober has two goals and teammate Laura Pelino has had two goals and two assists. Jessie Jacobsen has one goal and two assists, and Kylie Hickox has a goal and an assist. Bridget Feely, Natasha Kasozi and Casey Elnicki all have one goal each.
In goal, Kaeyla Noble has recorded 12227 mins of play time, has a GAA of 2.13 and a save percentage of 0.775.
MSU DENVER HEADING INTO THE WEEK | 2021 SEASON STATS
MSU Denver heads into the weekend with 7-5-2 overall and 4-5-0 in the RMAC. Their most recent fall comes from Colorado Mesa University this past Sunday on the Maverick Field.
This season Kailey Maness and Jaimy Sawaged hold the most goals at 4 goals each. Teammates Katy Coates, Elisa Dean, and Elli Zimmer have three goals, while Miriam Caballero and Annie Rolf have one goal apiece.
THE MOUNTAINEERS VS. ROADRUNNERS ALL-TIME
The Mountaineers are 1-7-2 all-time against the MSU Roadrunners and are currently on a three-game losing streak.
BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY HEADING INTO THE WEEK | 2021 SEASON STATS
Black Hills State University is currently 3-8-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the RMAC. They are on a one-loss streak, with their only wins coming from Colorado Christian University and New Mexico Highlands University.
On the season, Emma Avery leads the team with 5 goals, while teammates Alexa Buckley and Lexi Crow hold 2 goals apiece. Taylor Hernandez, Madison Kandler, Haylie Scruggs, and Darby Whiteley all have one goal each.
THE MOUNTAINEERS VS. YELLOW JACKETS ALL-TIME
The Mountaineers are 3-1 all-time against the BHSU Yellow Jackets and are currently on a one-game losing streak. Prior to their loss in 2019, Mountaineers were on a three-game winning streak.
WESTERN COLORADO NOTES
– NOBLE NAMED RMAC GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK (SEPT. 7)
Western Colorado’s Kaeyla Noble is this week’s Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference Goalkeeper of the Week after picking up two shutouts in two Mountaineer wins. Noble in a 1-0 season-opening win over Western Oregon on Friday in Grand Junction picked up six saves while playing all 90 minutes – facing nine shots. Noble was even more impressive against West Texas A&M in the Mountaineers’ 2-0 win Sunday in Durango, picking up 11 saves – tied for the seventh-most in the nation during the opening weekend – while facing 21 shots.
– WELCOME TO KATY O. RADY FIELD – THE HIGHEST COLLEGIATE SOCCER FIELD IN THE WORLD
Western Colorado women’s soccer will debut Katy O. Rady Field this season and it will be the highest collegiate soccer field in the world at 7,723 feet.
– MOUNTAINEERS PICKED 12TH IN RMAC PRESEASON COACHES POLL (RELEASE)
The Western Colorado women’s soccer team was voted 11th in the RMAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll. Western Colorado went 1-8 overall and 1-4 in RMAC play during the spring 2021 season – moved from fall 2020 due to the pandemic.
RMAC Coaches Poll (first place votes)
|1. Colorado School of Mines (7)||138|
|2. University of Colorado Colorado Springs (3)||128|
|3. Colorado State University Pueblo (3)||121|
|5. Fort Lewis||95|
|7. Colorado Mesa||85|
|8. Metropolitan State University Denver||66|
|9. Adams State||51|
|10. Colorado Christian||50|
|11. Western Colorado||33|
|12. Black Hills State||30|
|13. New Mexico Highlands||20|
ON THE FIELD NEXT
Following this weekend, the Mountaineers will prepare for their final game of the season against Fort Lewis College on Wednesday Nov.3 at 3 p.m. on the Katy O. Rady Field.