Aug 27, 2013
Air Force Falcons (0-1-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (2-0-0)
Friday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m.
Prentup Field - Boulder, Colo.
Live Stats and Video: CUbuffs.com
Air Force Travels To Colorado
Air Force women’s soccer heads up the road to take on in-state rival Colorado this Friday, Aug. 30. Kickoff is 5 p.m. at Prentup Field in Boulder. Live video and stats will be available for the match.
Air Force went 0-1-1 at the Montana Kickoff Invite to open the 2-13 season. The Falcons tied tournament host Montana 1-1 on Friday and lost 2-1 to TCU on Sunday. Freshman Noelle Heiser scored the game-tying goal Friday vs. Montana and junior Kylie Williamson scored the goal vs. TCU. Freshman Ashley Greco assisted on both scores.
Air Force returns 13 letterwinners and six starters. The Falcons welcome 12 freshmen.
Air Force went 5-9-3 and finished eighth in the Mountain West Conference in 2012.
Stambaugh Building Upon AF Records
Senior Kelly Stambaugh continues to build upon her lofty resume as goalkeeper at Air Force. A fourth-year starter, Stambaugh ranks amongst the top three in nearly every goalkeeping category at Air Force. She is currently the all-time leader in goals-against average (1.08). Stambaugh ranks second at the Academy in career shutouts (14) and third in wins (17), minutes (4,679) and saves (253).
Colorado is 2-0 on the season after defeating Northern Colorado 3-0 and Colorado College 1-0 last weekend. Freshman forward Bree Hooks has scored all three goals for the Buffs this season.
Larry Friend (USAFA 1985) is 22-44-10 in his fifth year as the head coach at Air Force.
Danny Sanchez (UConn 1991) is 10-8-4 in his second season at Colorado and is 277-68-27 in his 19th year as a head coach.
- Air Force has five players on its roster from Colorado.
Megan Dozier - Colorado Springs (Liberty)
Gabriella Gray - Littleton (Chatsworth)
Ashley Greco - Colorado Springs (Pine Creek)
Hannah Schwartz - Longmont (Longmont)
Kylie Williamson - Colorado Springs (Air Academy)
- Colorado junior midfielder Darcy Jerman is a Colorado Springs native and attended Cheyenne Mountain High School.
Series History vs. Opponents
- Air Force is 1-4 all-time vs. Colorado.
- Last year, Colorado defeated Air Force 2-0 in Boulder.
- Air Force has never scored a goal in Boulder.
Air Force plays an away and home match next week. The Falcons travel to Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 6 and host Grand Canyon on Sunday, Sept. 8. Kickoff for the UNC match is 7 pm. The Grand Canyon match is at 12 pm.