The Wildcats are not backing down from anyone this fall.
The Weber State University women’s soccer team will face three members of the Pacific-12 Conference, including a Sept. 3 home match with UCLA, in a challenging non-conference schedule.
“We are looking forward to the fall,” said Weber State coach Tim Crompton, who is set to begin his 14th season at the helm of the Wildcats. “We have put together a non-conference schedule that will challenge our players, both physically and mentally, in preparation for the Big Sky Conference season.
“We are excited to have a team of the caliber of UCLA come to our field. It will be a fun match for our fans to come out and watch.”
Weber State will face its first taste of competition on Aug. 12, when the Wildcats face in-state rival Utah in a night exhibition match at Wildcat Soccer Field.
The Wildcats officially open up the 2017 season in Las Vegas, facing Wright State and Drake at a four-team tournament hosted by UNLV.
Weber State’s home opener is against North Dakota State at 7 p.m. on Aug. 25, followed by a trip to Phoenix to face Grand Canyon on Aug. 27.
The Wildcats will face UCLA at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3, and then host Boise State at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. Weber State will also travel to North Texas (Sept. 8) and Arizona State (Sept. 17).
The Big Sky Conference season begins on Sep. 22, at Northern Colorado. Weber State will face the Bears, North Dakota, Southern Utah, Northern Arizona and Idaho State on the road, while hosting Portland State, Montana, Sacramento State, Idaho, and Eastern Washington.
2017 schedule (times MT)
Aug. 12 – Utah (Exhibition), Ogden, 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 18 – Wright State, Las Vegas, Nevada, 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 20 – Drake, Las Vegas, Nevada, 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 25 – North Dakota State, Ogden, 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 27 – Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Arizona, 8:00 p.m.
Sep. 3 – UCLA, Ogden, 7:00 p.m.
Sep. 8 – North Texas, Denton, Texas, 6:00 p.m.
Sep. 15 – Boise State, Ogden, 7:00 p.m.
Sep. 17 – Arizona State, Tempe, Arizona, 2:00 p.m.
Sep. 22 – Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 7:00 p.m.
Sep. 24 – North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 10:00 a.m.
Sep. 29 – Portland State, Ogden, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Montana, Ogden, 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 – Southern Utah, Cedar City, 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 – Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 15 – Sacramento State, Ogden, 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 – Idaho, Ogden, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 – Eastern Washington, Ogden, 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 – Idaho State, Pocatello, Idaho, 4:00 p.m.
Justin Johnson is an Athletic Communications Assistant at Weber State University. For more information about Weber State University athletics, please visit: http://www.weberstatesports.com.