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Bengal Soccer Set for Matches with SUU and NAU

The Bengals in action
The Bengals in action

A quick preview of the game with statistics

Idaho State Soccer is set for a pair of matches with Northern Arizona and Southern Utah This weekend. The Bengals open the trip at Southern Utah Friday, Oct. 8 at 4:00 p.m. The Orange and Black then head to Flagstaff to take on the Lady Jacks Sun. Oct, 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Both matches will be broadcast on ESPN+. Live Stats will be available for both matches. Media links available on

Quick Scout and History – Southern Utah

The Thunderbirds (1-10-1, 0-3-1 BSC) have one win so far this season, a 1-0 win against Hope International University.

SUU has scored five goals this season and is averaging 9.4 shots per game with a .487 shot on goal percentage. The Thunderbirds have been outscored 5-23 this season and are allowing 1.92 goals per game. SUU has a .487 shot on goal percentage and is averaging 9.4 total shots per game. Ashley Rivera Leads the Thunderbirds offensively with two goals on the season. Kate Schirmer leads the team in total shots with 21. The Bengals lead the overall series with the thunderbirds

Overall: 13-5-0, Home: 7-1-0, Away: 6-4-0, Conference: 4-4-0

In the previous 10 matches the Bengals lead 6-4

09/12/2010 H W 4-3

08/19/2011 A W 2-0

* 09/28/2012 H W 2-1

* 10/06/2013 A W 2-0

* 10/24/2014 H W 2-1

* 10/25/2015 A L 2-4

* 10/16/2016 H L 3-0

* 10/06/2017 A L 2-1

* 09/23/2018 H W 1-0

* 10/25/2019 A L 2-1

Quick Scout and History – Northern Arizona

NAU is 3-10 on the season with a 1-3 Big Sky Conference Record.

The Lady Jacks lone conference win came last week in a 1-0 shutout win over Eastern Washington University.

NAU is averaging 1.46 goals per game and 13.7 total shots per game. The Lady Jacks have a shot on goal percentage of .562. Despite the record, these stats rank them 2nd in the conference in averages.

Maddie Shafer and Madison Montgomery are tied with three goals apiece, Montgomery leads the team in total shots with 45 and a .667 shot on goal percentage.

Natalie Manzo in goal for NAU is averaging 2.07 goals allowed in per game and has a save percentage of .744 with a 3-7 record. NAU leads the overall series 8-15-3. In Flagstaff the Bengals are 2-7-1

In the previous 10 matchups the Bengals are 1-9

* 10/07/2011 A L 2-3

* 09/30/2012 H W 2-1

* 10/04/2013 A L 1-2

* 10/26/2014 H L 2-1

+ 11/09/2014 N L 2-1

* 10/23/2015 A L 1-2

* 10/23/2016 H L 0-1

* 10/15/2017 A L 0-4

* 09/21/18 H L 2-3

* 10/27/2019 A L 3-2

Rachel was born and raised in Pocatello and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Rachel is a student-athlete on both ISU’s Track and Cross-Country teams. When Rachel isn’t running, she enjoys travelling, sleepy Sundays spent working in coffee shops and adventuring in Idaho’s wilderness. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental policy and public policy theory.