Soccer: Wins pivotal on road, coach says

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    Coming off of a winless weekend against the Wyoming Cowgirls and the UNLV Rebels, members of the soccer team, 5-7-3 overall and 0-2-2 in conference, said they are determined to come out on top this weekend.”I’m excited for the games,” head coach Dan Abdalla said. “The team is very hungry and playing better and better.”

    The soccer team heads off for its last road trip of regular-season play this weekend with a match Friday in Salt Lake City against the first-place Utah Utes, which are 11-4-0 overall and 4-0-0 in conference, and Sunday to Colorado Springs, Colo., to face the Air Force Falcons, 3-10-3 overall and 0-3-1 in conference.

    “Every game is crucial for us now,” Abdalla said. “It is a great learning experience for our younger players.”

    In the 2005 season, the Frogs came out on top against Air Force with a score of 2-1 in Colorado Springs but came up short against Utah with a 1-0 loss in Salt Lake City.

    Abdalla said this weekend’s matches will not be easy, but the team is determined to play hard.

    “It will be two tough matches,” Abdalla said. “We’ve got to come out and get results if we want the season to continue.”

    Following this weekend’s road games, the soccer team has its final regular-season home match at noon, Oct. 28, against San Diego State at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium.