Air Force Hosts UNLV

    Sophomore midfielder Felicia Sturgeon.
    Sophomore midfielder Felicia Sturgeon.

    Oct. 3, 2012

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    UNLV Rebels (8-2-2, 0-0-1) vs. Air Force Falcons (5-3-3, 0-1)
    Friday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. @ Cadet Soccer Stadium - USAFA

    Live Stats: goAirForceFalcons.com
    Free admission for all Air Force soccer home matches.

    Air Force Hosts UNLV
    Air Force women's soccer plays host to UNLV this Friday, Oct. 5. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Free admission for all Air Force soccer home matches.

    2012 Falcons
    Air Force returns 16 letterwinners and eight starters. The Falcons welcome 11 newcomers. Air Force returns three of its top four scorers from last season, including leading 2011 scorer in sophomore midfielder McKenna Fox.

    The Last Meeting
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    October 21, 2011
    USAFA
    UNLV Blanks Air Force, 1-0
    Katherine Orellana scored the game's only goal early in the second half and Kylie Wassell made five saves to lead the UNLV women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Air Force Friday night at Cadet Soccer Stadium. With the victory, the Rebels improved to 7-8-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain West while the Falcons fell to 6-8-3 and 1-3 in league play.

    2011 Recap
    Air Force went 6-10-3 and finished fifth in the Mountain West Conference in 2011. The Falcons graduated four seniors, all starters.

    Last Weekend
    Air Force lost its Mountain West opener at Fresno State, 3-0, last Sunday.

    Team Leaders
    Senior forward Stephanie Patterson leads the Falcons in scoring with five goals and 10 points. Junior Kelly Stambaugh has a 0.77 goals against average in goal and has 52 saves in 1,051 minutes.

    Falcons In School Top 10
    Senior forward Stephanie Patterson and junior goalkeeper Kelly Stambaugh have entered Air Force's top 10 in a couple categories. Patterson has 42 career points, ranking seventh all-time. Her 12 career assists are sixth all-time. Stambaugh has AFA's lowest career GAA at 1.03. Her 14 shutouts are second and her 212 saves and 3,939 minutes are fourth.

    Team Captains
    Senior defender Kim Koeppen and senior midfielder Sophia Lockerby are the team captains for the 2012 season.

    Scouting The Opponent
    UNLV enters the weekend with an 8-2-2 overall and 0-0-1 conference mark after a 0-0 tie with Wyoming last weekend. The Rebels feature the conference's leading scorer in forward Jenn Wolfe, who has nine goals and 19 points. Junior Kylie Wassell has a 1.03 GAA in front of the net.

    The Coaches
    - Larry Friend (USAFA 1985) is 22-37-9 in his fourth year as the head coach at Air Force.
    - Michael Colle (Penn St. 1997) is in his first year as a head coach.

    Opponent Connections
    - UNLV has two players from Colorado. So. MF Erica Meier (Boulder - Longmont HS) and So. MF Denali Murnan (Arvada - Ralston Valley HS).
    - Air Force soph. midfielder McKenna Fox and UNLV fr. defender Alyssa Meinzer were teammates at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah.
    - Air Force soph. midfielder Felicia Sturgeon and UNLV fr. F/MF Alexis Peterson were teammates at Bountiful High School in Bountiful, Utah.

    Series History
    - Air Force is 4-13 all-time vs. UNLV.
    - The Rebels have won 11 in a row in the series and have shut out the Falcons in 10 in a row.
    - Air Force's last win over UNLV was in 2001.

    Up Next
    Air Force plays its final two home matches next weekend, hosting Boise State and Nevada. The Boise State match is Friday, Oct. 12 and the Nevada tilt is Sunday, Oct. 14.

     

     

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