Air Force Hosts Montana to Open 2014

    Team captain, senior defender Kyle Williamson.
    Team captain, senior defender Kyle Williamson.

    Aug. 18, 2014

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    Montana Grizzlies (0-0-0) vs. Air Force Falcons (0-0-0)
    Friday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. @ Cadet Soccer Stadium - USAFA
    Free Admission for all Air Force home soccer matches (men's and women's)

    The Last Meeting
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    Air Force Women's Soccer Battles Montana To 1-1 Tie In Season-Opener
    Air Force women's soccer battled Montana to a 1-1 tie in both teams' season-opener Friday night at the Montana Kickoff Invite. The Falcons (0-0-1) rallied with a tying score by freshman Noelle Heiser in the 67th minute.


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    - Video will also be archived and available to watch any time upon completion of the match.

    Air Force Hosts Montana to Open 2014
    Air Force women's soccer opens the 2014 season hosting Montana on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. Free admission, live stats and video streaming will be available for all Falcon soccer home games.

    2014 Falcons
    Air Force returns 14 letterwinners and seven starters. The Falcons welcome 12 freshmen.

    2013 Recap
    Air Force went 3-13-2 and finished ninth in the Mountain West Conference in 2013.

    Returning Leaders
    Air Force's top returning goal scorer is junior forward Ally Swift, who led the team with three goals and six points as a sophomore. The Falcons return nine of their top 12 point scorers from a season ago. Air Force returns no goalkeepers from the 2013 season.

    Season Openers
    Air Force is 8-13-1 all time in season openers. The Falcons are 8-9-0 all-time in home openers. Last season, the Falcons opened with a 1-1 tie at Montana.

    Team Captain
    Senior defender Kylie Williamson is the team captain for the 2014 season. A local Colorado Springs product from Air Academy High School here on the USAFA campus, Williamson is a four-year starter in the Falcon backfield.

    Favorable Schedule
    Air Force plays 11 of its 18 matches at home in 2014. The Falcons play six of its seven non-conference games at home. The Falcons were 2-5-1 at home last season.

    Head Coach Larry Friend
    Larry Friend (USAFA 1985) is 25-56-11 entering his sixth year as the head coach at Air Force. Friend is just the second head coach in Air Force women's soccer history, succeeding Marty Buckley, who coached the program from its inception in 1992 to 2008.

    Opponent Connections
    - Montana head coach Mark Plakorous was an assistant coach with the Air Force soccer program from 1999-2001.
    - Montana has four players on its roster from Colorado, including one from Colorado Springs.
    So. GK Kailey Norman - Highlands Ranch (Valor Christian)
    So. F Aspen Peifer - Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mtn.)
    Fr. M/D Brooke Blasi - Highlands Ranch (Mountain Vista)
    Sr. D Brooke Moody - Parker (Regis Jesuit)

    Series History vs. Montana
    - Air Force is 1-3-1 vs. Montana.
    - The two teams tied 1-1 in the season opener last year at Montana. Ashley Greco assisted on the score.

    Up Next
    Air Force plays one match next weekend, hosting North Dakota State on Friday, Aug. 29. Kickoff is 4:30 pm in a soccer doubleheader with the Falcon men's team, which plays at 7 pm.


     

     

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