September 9, 2010

Soccer travels to Utah to face Thunderbirds, Wolverines

Northern Colorado notes | Big Sky Conference notes

Game One
Date:      Friday, Sept. 10
Time:      3 p.m. (MT)
Venue:        Clyde Field
Live Stats:       None
Series Record:      SUU, 1-0-1
LAST MEETING:      Sept. 27, 2008 (SUU, 3-1) 

Game TWO
Date:      Sunday, Sept. 12
Time:      Noon (MT)
Venue:         Clyde Field
Live Stats:        None
Series Record:      UVU, 4-1
LAST MEETING:      Sept. 4, 2008 (UVU, 3-2)

Northern Colorado vs. Southern Utah

The Bears and Thunderbirds will meet up Friday afternoon on the campus of Utah Valley. The game marks the third time these two squads will lock horns, with the Thunderbirds holding the series advantage (1-0-1). The last time these two teams met, Southern Utah got the best of the Bears, winning 3-1 in Cedar City, Utah.

The Thunderbirds come into the weekend with a record of 2-1, having won their last two matches by an average of 5 goals. The team opened up its season losing to Utah Valley, 2-0. Last season, the Thunderbirds finished up with a record of 3-14-2.

Northern Colorado at Utah Valley 

On Sunday afternoon, the Bears will meet the Wolverines of Utah Valley. These two teams have a little bit of history, having met five times, with Utah Valley winning four of those games. The Bears last battled the Wolverines in 2008, when Utah Valley came out victorious in a hard-fought 3-2 overtime affair.

Utah Valley comes into the weekend with a 2-4 record and losers of four of its last five matches. In 2009, the Wolverines went 9-10-1, but got hot down the stretch and won the Great West Conference Tournament, defeating Houston Baptist 1-0 in the championship match. Over its last two matches, Utah Valley is averaging five goals per game.