Soccer closes out MAC schedule this weekend

The men’s soccer team has an extremely busy and important series of games in the upcoming weekend. The Falcons are facing two Mid-American Conference teams this weekend, one at home and one on the road.

The first stop this weekend will be in Huntington, W. Va. Today’s game matches the Falcons up against Marshall at 5 p.m. Marshall is currently coming off a win against Alderson-Broaddus. This weekend will also mark Marshall’s last home game this season.

The Herd is currently 5-10-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the MAC. Despite their record Marshall has been very strong defensively in the past few games, and has only allowed four goals and four shutouts in the past seven games.

Following today’s game the Falcons head home to close their MAC schedule on Sunday. The Falcons are hosting Western Michigan at Cochrane Field at 2 p.m.

The Broncos are coming off a tough loss to Michigan State on Wednesday, but should come out fresh after three days of rest. Western Michigan is currently 4-2-0 in conference play and find themselves in third place in the MAC, one spot ahead of the Falcons.

The Falcons are coming into this weekend after a tough loss to Oakland at home on Tuesday and the 6-3-3 Falcons are currently in the middle of the MAC with a 2-2-0 record.

Following this weekend’s game the Falcons will know where they stand in the conference going into the MAC tournament. The MAC tournament follows two non-conference games for the Falcons and will begin on Nov. 8.