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Women's Soccer by Alexx Klein, BGSU Athletic Communications

Falcons Prepare For Two Road Matches This Weekend

BGSU WOMEN'S SOCCER WEEKLY SCHEDULE
DATEOPPONENTTIME
10/9/15vs. Toledo4 p.m.
10/11/15vs. Central Michigan1 p.m.

Bowling Green (6-5-1, 2-2-0 MAC)
vs.
Toledo (4-9-0, 0-4-0 MAC)

Regular Season Game #13
Friday, October 9, 2015; 4:00 p.m. ET
Scott Park / Toledo, Ohio
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Bowling Green (6-5-1, 2-2-0 MAC)
vs.
Central Michigan (3-7-1, 2-2-0 MAC)

Regular Season Game #14
Sunday, October 11, 2015; 1:00 p.m. ET
CMU Soccer Complex / Mount Pleasant, Mich.
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Bowling Green, Ohio -- Following five home games, the Bowling Green State University women's soccer team will compete in a pair of away Mid-American Conference matchups this weekend, beginning with rival Toledo on Oct. 9 at 4 pm. The Falcons then travel to Mount Pleasant, Mich. for a contest with the Central Michigan Chippewas on Oct. 11 at 1 pm.

FALCONS AT A GLANCE
BGSU currently holds a 6-5-1 record overall, which is the the most wins in a season since 2011 and the highest yet for third-year head coach Lindsay Basalyga. The Orange and Brown have won two straight games, and look to improve to 4-2 in the conference this weekend. Individually, Erica Hubert leads the team with seven goals, followed by Mikaela Couch with five. Senior co-captain Haley Parkinson co-leads the team in assists (four) along with Couch. Fellow captain Lauren Cadel has a team-high 67 saves for BGSU.

SCOUTING TOLEDO
Toledo (4-9-0, 0-4-0 MAC) enters the contest having lost four straight matches to Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Ball State and Miami and have a 2015 home record of 2-2-0. The Rockets look for their first conference win in the game Friday versus the Falcons. UT's offense is led by Kiersten Johnson, who has three goals, and Isa Echeverri, Italia Biondi and Sophie Pohl who all have two a piece. Goalkeeper Sam Tiongson, who holds a .688 save percentage, has allowed 20 goals this season.

LAST MEETING VERSUS THE ROCKETS
(Oct. 12, 2014) The Falcons suffered a 1-0 loss at Cochrane Stadium last season to the Rockets. Skylar Fleak and Madison Schupbach each posted two shots apiece to lead BGSU, while Sarah Quimby's second half shot rounded out the five shots on the day for the Falcons. Bowling Green was outshot 28-5 for the match, as BGSU was unable to sustain a strong offensive attack for much of the contest. Lauren Cadel registered double digit saves in the contest, recording 13.

BGSU VS. TOLEDO ALL-TIME SERIES
Bowling Green holds a record of 7-11-4 versus the Rockets. UT currently has a seven-match winning streak against the Falcons, with Toledo shutting out BGSU in all seven contests. The Orange and Brown's last victory in the series came on Nov. 1, 2007.

SCOUTING CENTRAL MICHIGAN
With an overall record of 3-7-1 heading into the weekend, Central Michigan has an identical MAC record as the Falcons. The Chippewas face Eastern Michigan this Friday before taking on BGSU Sunday afternoon. CMU split its first two weekends of conference play, defeating Northern Illinois and Miami, and falling to Western Illinois and Ball State. Central Michigan has seen offensive production from nine different players, with Kaelyn Korte and Samantha Maher leading the Chippewas with five points each. Zoie Reed has spent 740 minutes in goal for CMU, totaling 42 saves and 10 goals allowed in eight games played.

LAST MEETING VERSUS THE CHIPPEWAS
(Oct. 10, 2014) Bowling Green dropped a 1-0 double overtime decision last season. A chip shot from the Chippewas in the 104th minute sneaked over the head of a charging Lauren Cadel to secure the win for Central Michigan. Cadel tallied 11 saves for the Falcons in 104 minutes of play in goal. BGSU was outshot only 21-15 for the match, yet the Chippewas put 13 shots on goal compared to the Falcons four on frame for the contest.

BGSU VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN ALL-TIME SERIES
The Falcons enter the match with a 5-12-2 all-time record against Central Michigan. BGSU has lost nine games in a row in the series, with its last win coming on Oct. 21, 2005.

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
BGSU set a women's soccer school record of 803 at the season opener against Chicago State. The Falcons did not allow any goals in their first three home games of 2015, propelling them to a 3-0 record at Cochrane Stadium. BGSU has recorded four shutout wins at home. The team's last match at Cochrane Stadium resulted in a 2-1 victory, thanks to a goal by Erica Hubert in the 89th minute.

COACH'S COMMENTS
"We are excited to take our process on the road and see what it looks like away from the comfort of Cochrane. Each week we get a little bit sharper and a little bit stronger. If our back five can stay disciplined, middle three are willing to grind and our top three are excited to take risks, I think we will be in a great place to have success on the weekend." -- Head Coach Lindsay Basalyga.

MAKING HISTORY
*BG women's soccer had a record-setting crowd of 803 at the season opener against Chicago State.
*The win Aug. 21 was the team's first victory in a season opener since 2004.
*BGSU opened the season 2-0-0 for the first time since 2000.
*It is the first time in school history the Falcons have shut out its first two opponents.
*Through three home games, the Falcons recorded 11 goals, which was more than the five goals the team scored at home a year ago.
*The team's 4-2-1 start this season hadn't been done since 1999.
*For the first time since 2008, the Falcons netted a goal in seven straight contests.
*The Falcons' 23 goals this season is more than the team's 15 goals scored in 2014.
*The Orange and Brown opened the conference schedule 2-2, a record that hadn't been hit since 2010.

CAREER LEADER - LAUREN CADEL
Redshirt-junior Lauren Cadel's stellar play has continued into 2015, already having earned MAC Defensive Player of the Week twice this season. She needs 12 saves to move into third all-time on BGSU's career saves list. Cadel set a school record this sesaon with 19 saves in BGSU's double-overtime draw with Valparaiso for her 13th career game with double digit saves. She is already BGSU's career leader in games with double digit saves with only two full seasons on the pitch for the Falcons. With her six total games with 10 or more saves last year in 2014, Cadel sits atop of the career record books with 13 career games with double digit saves. She also registered six games with double digit saves in her first year between the pipes for BGSU in 2013.

HUBERT'S RETURN
Redshirt freshman Erica Hubert is seeing action for the first time in her BGSU career due to an injury suffered last season. Through 12 games, she has 15 points, seven goals and one assist. This past weekend of MAC play, Hubert scored in the game versus Akron, as well as scoring the game-winner against Buffalo. Hubert scored her first career goal in the season opener against Chicago State, also recording her first career assist in the 4-0 victory. On Aug. 23 against IPFW, the Ontario native capitalized on her shot from the top of the box to score her second goal of the season. For her performance in the team's opening two matches, she received her first ever MAC Player of the Week award.

CAREER HIGHS FOR COUCH
Mikaela Couch has had a breakout season for the Falcons thus far, ranking second on the team in goals (five) and co-leading in assists (four). She started the season scoring a goal in five of the team's six opening matches. The sophomore has a career-high 14 points on the season, just one behind teammate Erica Hubert.

ACADEMIC  SUCCESS
The Falcons were named a 2014-15 College Team Academic Award winner, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). BGSU posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.32 and has also earned the honor in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

PICKED FIFTH IN THE EAST IN THE 2015 MAC PRESEASON POLL
The Bowling Green State University Falcons were picked to finish fifth in the East Division by the MAC Coaches. The Buffalo Bulls are the favorite to win the East Division regular season title, while the Ball State Cardinals and Western Michigan Broncos are the tied favorite to win the West Division. In the East Division following Buffalo, Miami is predicted to finish second with Kent State (3), Ohio (4), Bowling Green (5) and Akron (6).

ON TAP FOR THE FALCONS
Following this week's matchups with Toledo and Central Michigan, the Falcons remain on the road Oct. 16 and 18 when they face Kent State and Ohio. Bowling Green wraps up its home regular season slate against Northern Illinois and Western Michigan Oct. 23 and 25 before traveling to Eastern Michigan to end the 2015 regular season.
 
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