The Northern Arizona women's soccer team finishes up its long road stretch with a pair of matches this weekend at UNLV on Friday at 7 p.m. and New Mexico State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Northern Arizona (2-3-1) most recently fell to New Mexico 3-0 Sunday. Paige Maling, junior forward, took a total of four shots, all being on-goal, for the Lumberjacks, totaling six points and three goals.
Against UNLV in Las Vegas, Northern Arizona will face the foe for the 12th time in program history. The teams have met every year since 2012, and over the past seven matchups Northern Arizona has suffered six losses and one tie.
UNLV's current record is 2-4. The Rebels' most recent losses have come against three ranked schools, No. 12 Duke, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 12 Texas A&M. Their two wins were earned against California Baptist University and CSU Bakersfield. In both games, UNLV scored two goals each with the four goals being the only scored so far this season.
Freshman Alysa Caso was the sole scorer in their matchup against CSU Bakersfield and currently leads the Rebels in goals and points.
UNLV's two goalkeepers, Emberly Sevilla and Elly Reynada, together have faced 116 shots, saving a total of 34 and only allowing 17 goals.
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Northern Arizona will travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico, for the third time as they head south to challenge New Mexico State. The Aggies and the Lumberjacks have faced off a total of six times with the latter recording four wins, a loss and a tie. Last season, the Jacks won 3-2 in overtime.
New Mexico State has an overall record of 1-3-2 so far this season, earning one win against Idaho State on Sept. 1.
Shea O'Connor, a junior, leads the Aggies with a total of three goals, 19 shots (seven on-goal), and six points. O'Connor scored her goals against Abilene Christian, Texas State, and UTEP.
In preparation for the 2019-20 season, the Phoenix Suns will return to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff for training camp from Oct. 1 to 4. The Suns' camp will culminate with an open practice that will be held at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m.
The Suns training camp at NAU will be at the Rolle Activity Center. This will be the seventh straight year and 23rd time overall that Northern Arizona will host the training camp. Phoenix first used Flagstaff as a training camp site in 1986 and had camp there for 16 of 19 years from 1986 through 2004 before returning in 2013.