Weekly Release: Western set to play four games in six days
Sept. 18, 2006
Bellingham, Wash. - Western plays the first of four games in six days on Tue., Sept. 19, at Cal State Bakersfield, before closing out the short road trip the following day at UC San Diego. The Vikings (1-8-0, 0-1-0) return home for a pair of non-conference contests against Notre Dame de Namur and Pacific Lutheran to wrap up the week. After the Sept. 25 game versus the Lutes, five of Western's last seven contests will be played on the road.
Week In Review
Western dropped to 1-8-0 after losing the final two games of the home stand to Grand Canyon, 1-0, and Great Northwest Athletic Conference rival Seattle Pacific, 4-1.
Scouting Cal State Bakersfield
Scouting UC San Diego
Scouting Notre Dame de Namur
Scouting Pacific Lutheran
Viking News and Notes
* Senior forward Jacob Haddock, who scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to GNAC rival Seattle Pacific, has now scored in three of the last four games. The Burlington, Wash., native forced overtime with his goal in the 81st minute versus Evergreen State and also registered the Vikings' lone tally at Chico State. Haddock leads Western in goals (3) and points (6).
* Western has surrendered the game's first goal in 22 straight contests, dating back to last season. The Vikings last scored first in a 1-0, double overtime victory over Chico State, on Sept. 10, 2005. * Freshman Mike Ricci collected the fi rst point of his collegiate career with an assist on Haddock's goal versus Seattle Pacific. Ricci is the fourth freshman this season to find his way onto the scoresheet. Classmates Mitch Barrows (1-0-2), Sean Connor (1-1-3) and Nick Saletto (1-0-2) have also had an early impact on the Viking offense.
* Head coach Travis Connell, who is in his eighth-season at Western, entered the 2006 campaign with 68 victories, just two shy of career win number 70. With a current career mark of 69-66-6, Connell ranks first in all-time coaching wins at Western.
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