UVU soccer: Wolverines usher in UVU WAC era vs. Bakersfield on Friday
Goalkeeper Tori Ornela has started five matches this season and has recorded 21 saves at a .583 clip. Megan Vina has the other two starts, stopping nine shots in 185 minutes of action.
"Every time we've played Bakersfield it's been a tight, physical contest," Anderson said. "We know that we'll have to be prepared in order to be successful and we know that they're hungry to get a win and get the conference season started right. They're in a bit of slump, but that adds to their danger since they are desperate and determined to get out of it. That extra bit of fire can be difficult to compete with sometimes."
Friday marks the third meeting all-time between the two programs with the series tied at 1-1. Utah Valley prevailed in the most recent installment, needing overtime to top the `Runners 1-0 in California last year. Bakersfield claimed the series' first meeting with a 3-1 win in Orem on Oct. 23, 2008.
Utah Valley will have little time for rest as it returns to action Sunday against the very same opponent. The Wolverines and Roadrunners will do it again, this time at CSUB's Main Soccer Field at 1 p.m. MT.
Kellen Hiser is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.
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