Air Force Travels To Utah State and Boise State

    Sophomore defender Christy Cooper.
    Sophomore defender Christy Cooper.

    Sept. 30, 2013

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    Air Force Falcons (2-6-1, 1-0) at Utah State Aggies (5-4-2, 1-1)
    Friday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m.
    Bell Soccer Field - Logan, Utah

    Air Force Falcons (2-6-1, 1-0) at Boise State Broncos (6-4-2, 1-1)
    Sunday, Oct. 7, 12 p.m.
    Boas Sports Complex - Boise, Idaho

    Live Stats: Available at goAirForceFalcons.com
    Video: UtahStateAggies.com for Utah State match
    Radio: BroncoSports.com for Boise State match

    Air Force Travels To Utah State and Boise State
    Air Force women's soccer hits the road for a pair of matches this weekend. The Falcons take on Utah State on Friday, Oct. 4 and Boise State on Sunday, Oct. 6. Live stats will be available for both matches. Video will be available for the Utah State and live radio will be available for the Boise State match.

    Last Week
    Air Force defeated Colorado State 2-1 in overtime last Friday. The Falcons scored the game-winner in the 96th minute for its first conference win since 2011. Freshman Kristina O'Sullivan scored the game winning goal with senior Kaleigh Moses assisting. Sophomore Cristy Cooper scored the first goal of the match in the 49th minute.

    2013 Falcons
    Air Force returns 13 letterwinners and six starters. The Falcons welcome 12 freshmen.

    Team Captains
    Senior midfielder Leah Bratt and senior defender Loren Catchpole are the team captains for the 2013 season.

    Young Falcon Squad
    With a squad of 12 freshmen, Air Force has one of the youngest teams in the nation. The Falcons have started seven different freshmen this year. Air Force has started four freshmen in seven of eight games.

    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 (1.10). Stambaugh ranks second at the Academy in career shutouts (15) and third in wins (18), minutes (5,238) and saves (282).

    Greco Leads Team in Assists
    Freshman Ashley Greco has assisted on four of five Air Force goals so far this season. Her four assists are the third-most by a freshman in program history. It is the most assists by a frosh since 1998.

    Scouting Utah State
    Utah State is 5-4-2. 1-1 on the season after falling 2-0 at Nevada and winning 2-1 at UNLV over the weekend. Defender Taryn Rose leads the Aggies with three goals. Jeannie Woller has a 1.22 GAA in goal.

    Scouting Boise State
    Boise State is 6-4-2, 1-1 after falling 2-1 at UNLV and winning 1-0 at Nevada over the weekend. Midfielder Brooke Heideman leads the team with six goals and 13 points. Maddy McDevitt has a 0.78 GAA in goal.

    The Coaches
    Larry Friend (USAFA 1985) is 24-49-10 in his fifth year as the head coach at Air Force.
    Heather Cairns (Canisius 1994) is 108-82-27 in her 11th year at Utah State.
    Jim Thomas (Glamorgan Univ. (UK)) is in his first year as a head coach.

    Opponent Connections
    - Boise State has three players on its roster from Colorado.
    Fr. D Hailey DeVries - Littleton (Arapahoe HS)
    Fr. M/F Kelli Drobney - Longmont (Legacy HS)
    Jr. M/D Katy Oehring - Littleton (Heritage HS)

    History vs. Opponents
    - Air Force is 0-2-1 all-time vs. Utah State.
    - Air Force is 2-1 all-time vs. Boise State.
    - Air Force last played Utah State to a 0-0 draw in 2005.
    - Air Force first played Utah State in 1996.
    - Air Force lost 1-0 to Boise State last year.

    Up Next
    Air Force plays host to San Diego State and New Mexico next weekend. The Falcons take on SDSU on Friday, Oct. 11 and New Mexico on Sunday, Oct. 13.


     

     

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