Northern Colorado soccer falls to Idaho State Bengals 2-0
Chance remains that Bears still could host Big Sky tournament
Published: Friday, October 19, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012 02:10
The UNC soccer season will come down to Saturday’s match at Weber State, as well as other contests in Big Sky Conference play this weekend.
The University of Northern Colorado (6-6-4, 4-2-2) put itself behind the 8-ball with a 2-0 loss to Idaho State (10-5-1, 5-2-1) Thursday in Pocatello, Idaho.
In the 57th minute, the Bengals took the lead on a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Allyssa Kenney — which she was able to curl directly into the net behind senior goalkeeper Natalie D’Adamio and the UNC defense.
ISU was able to extend the lead with an unassisted goal in the 67th minute by freshman midfielder Kaitlin Flynn, sealing the victory for the Bengals.
With a road victory over Weber State (7-10, 5-3), the Bears would earn a position in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Nov. 2-4. Whichever team wins the league’s regular season title will host the tournament.
A win would also leave the door open for the Bears earning the right to host the tournament themselves, but they would need some help from other teams in the conference.
A Bears win, along with losses by Idaho State (vs. North Dakota), Portland State (vs. Sacramento State) and one loss by Montana between its Friday match at Southern Utah and the Sunday match at Northern Arizona would bring the tournament to Jackson Stadium.
UNC could even still make the tournament with a loss, but it would also need a considerable amount of help in this scenario. In the event of a Saturday loss, the Bears would need a Friday loss by Montana, paired with a loss or tie by Northern Arizona vs. Eastern Washington, as well as a Northern Arizona win over Montana on Sunday.
If this all seems confusing, that is because it is, but by the end of the weekend, the outcome will be known and the tournament will be set.
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