OPENING KICKOFF: The Snow College women’s soccer team will play its final road game of the season against Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado before returning home for its final homestand to take on No. 2 Salt Lake Community College.
The No. 10 Badgers are currently riding a six-game winning streak and have scored 47 goals during that span for an average of 7.8 goals per match, including an 18-0 outburst against the College of Southern Nevada on October 6. The Badgers followed that up with a 3-1 defeat over Truckee Meadows Community College.
Snow College currently sits in second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference behind only SLCC. A scenario exists where the Snow College could uproot the Bruins if the Badgers win their remaining matches, and the Bruins lose or tie in one of their three other matches to finish the season.
The Badgers will square off with the Spartans beginning at 1:00 pm before hosting the No. 4 Bruins Saturday at 11:00 am
AND THE WINNER IS… For the second consecutive week, Skye Kennedy has been named the Scenic West Athletic Conference player of the week. The award comes off Kennedy’s best game as a college athlete against the College of Southern Nevada where she scored five goals.
Kennedy has played in 11 matches, all starts, for the Badgers this season. She scored seven goals between the two matches against CSN and Truckee Meadows Community College while helping the Badgers claim two victories – 18-0 against CSN and 3-1 against TMCC – to extend their winning streak to six games. Snow College holds an overall record of 9-1-1 and a 6-1-1 mark within the SWAC.
Kennedy, a Freshman from Las Vegas, Nevada broke the Snow College single-season record for goals with her 15th of the season, which she got against CSN Thursday.
“It’s a special accomplishment,” Kennedy said. “It was my goal from the beginning of the season to break the record. I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without [my teammates]. They helped me all the way through.”
Kennedy has scored 20 goals to start the season which leads the SWAC and is 11 goals clear of Maclani Michael of Utah State University Eastern, who is in second place. She is also second in the country in goals scored behind Nina Norshie of Barton College.
KNOW YOUR FOE: CNCC is currently 3-10-1 overall this season and 2-6-1 in SWAC play. The Spartans are coming off a rough 2021 campaign that saw them go 0-16. CNCC had lost eight straight matches before earning a 5-1 victory over the College of Southern Nevada.
Snow College currently boasts a perfect 12-0 record against the Spartans dating back to 2016. The Badgers have dominated those meetings and have only allowed one goal in those games against the Spartans. Alternatively, Snow College has averaged 12.6 goals per game during those meetings. The lowest number of goals the Badgers have scored is eight in a shutout victory December 13, 2016.
The Badgers are 7-6-6 all time against the Bruins with their most recent win coming April 8, 2021. Snow College defeated SLCC in a thrilling 1-0 double overtime win in Ephraim.
Snow College lost back-to-back matches against the Bruins — a 2-1 road loss on May 1, 2021 and another 1-0 loss a few weeks later in the second round of the Region 18 Tournament.
Since then, the matchup has tilted back in the Badgers favor with Snow College getting the edge on two occasions last season with the exception of their matchup earlier in the season when the Badgers suffered their only loss of the season in a 2-0 defeat in Salt Lake City September 1.
LAST TIME OUT: Reining Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Week Skye Kennedy led the charge for the Badgers as they defeated Truckee Meadows Community College 3-1 Saturday in Ephraim.
Candela Gonzalez got the scoring started with a goal in the sixth minute. Off a free kick from nearly 30 yards out, she went top shelf and found the back of the net over the outstretched arms of the keeper to give the Badgers an early 1-0 lead.
Kennedy gave the Badgers a 2-0 lead in the 53rdst minute off a corner kick. Gonzalez put the ball in play from the left corner and Kennedy, using her heel, horse kicked the ball past the keeper.
Kennedy struck again a few minutes later. When a TMCC player was unable to control a pass, she took the ball and fired from 30 yards out and placed the ball in the top left corner of the goal to give Snow College a 3-0 lead.
The Lizards would score a goal in the 79thth minutes, but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the deficit and Snow College would cruise to a 3-1 victory. With the win, the Badgers have now won six games in a row and own a 9-1-1 overall record and a 6-1-1 record with the SWAC.
They are currently in second place in the conference trailing only Salt Lake Community College. The Badgers will play their final road game of the season before playing their final three games of the regular season at home.
UP NEXT: The Badgers will play its final home game of the season against 10 Utah State University Eastern Thursday, October 20, beginning at 1:30 pm The sophomores who will be playing in their final game as Badgers will be recognized before the game.
USUE currently holds a record of 6-4-1 overall and 5-2-1 within SWAC play, which puts them in third place behind SLCC and Snow College. The Badgers defeated the Eagles 2-0 in Price October 1. For video streaming and live stat information, visit snowbadgers.com.