Mountain West Women's Soccer Weekly Release

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2016 women’s soccer season kicks off on Friday as all 12 Mountain West programs are set to take the pitch. In total, 20 matches are on this week’s MW schedule, including New Mexico traveling to face No. 19 Texas Tech and San Diego State hosting Pac-12 foe UCLA. Both contests are scheduled for Friday, with the Aztecs versus Bruins tilt slated to be broadcast on the Mountain West Network (MWN). Defending league tournament champion San José State opens defense of its title with a pair of home matches. The Spartans host UC Riverside at 4 p.m. PT on Friday, before playing Sacramento State at 12 p.m. PT on Sunday. Both matches will be streamed live on the MWN. 

In the preseason Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, San Diego State was tabbed as the favorite to win the 2016 MW regular-season title. The four-time defending regular-season champion Aztecs collected nine first-place votes and 119 total points overall. SDSU was followed by reigning Mountain West Tournament champion San José State (102 points, 3 first-place votes) in second and New Mexico (90 points) in third.  

Wyoming (84 points) was predicted to finish in fourth, while Boise State (80 points) garnered the fifth spot. Following the Broncos, Colorado College (76 points) was sixth and Utah State (71 points) was tabbed to conclude the season in seventh. UNLV received 61 points to land in the eighth spot. Rounding out the poll were Fresno State (40 points), Air Force (34 points), Nevada (19 points) and Colorado State (16 points) in the ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th positions, respectively.  

The Mountain West Network, on Campus Insiders, will broadcast seven matches this week. All games on the Mountain West Network are available live and on-demand, and are free of charge. Head to TheMW.com and click on the "MW Network" tab on the home page. Click on the “Live & Recent Events” link to watch the games, and to see a full schedule of events.    


This Week's Schedule
Date/Match-up Time TV/Web
Friday, August 19
UNLV vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (UTRGV Invitational/Edinburg, Texas) 4 p.m. CT
UC Riverside at SAN JOSÉ STATE 4 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
NEVADA vs. Gonzaga (Outrigger Soccer Classic/Honolulu, Hawai‘) 4:30 p.m. HT
Houston Baptist at WYOMING 5 p.m. MT Mountain West Network
Idaho State at BOISE STATE 5 p.m. MT Mountain West Network
UTAH STATE at South Dakota State 6 p.m. CT Jackrabbits All-Access
UC Santa Barbara at FRESNO STATE 7 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
UCLA at SAN DIEGO STATE 7 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
NEW MEXICO at No. 19 Texas Tech 7 p.m. CT TexasTech.TV
Colorado at AIR FORCE (Colorado Cup) 6 p.m. MT Mountain West Network
COLORADO COLLEGE at Northern Colorado (Colorado Cup) 7 p.m. MT BigSkyTV
COLORADO STATE at Denver (Colorado Cup) 7 p.m. MT Pioneer Vision
Sunday, August 21
AIR FORCE vs. Northern Colorado (Colorado Cup/Boulder, Colo.) 10:30 p.m. MT
COLORADO COLLEGE vs. Denver (Colorado Cup/Boulder, Colo.) 12:45 p.m. MT
COLORADO STATE at Colorado (Colorado Cup) 3 p.m. MT Pac-12 Networks
Sacramento State at SAN JOSÉ STATE 12 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
UNLV vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (UTRGV Invitational/Edinburg, Texas) 1 p.m. CT
NEVADA at Hawai‘i (Outrigger Soccer Classic) 4 p.m. HT
FRESNO STATE at CSU Bakersfield 7 p.m. PT WAC Digital Network
Monday, August 22
UTAH STATE at Eastern Washington 12 p.m. PT BigSkyTV