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MCLA Weekend Preview

Games to keep an eye on this weekend.

Friday

Boise State has scored 17 goals a game. Oregon has scored 8 totals goals in two games, granted they were against UCLA and Arizona. According to MCLA.us, Oregon is 9-0 versus Boise State. Last year’s game was a 14-10 decision.

Central Florida travels to Tallahassee for the marquee match up in the SELC South East division. MCLA.us says that FSU is 10-0 against Central Florida. FSU could have their hands full with 6’2″ 220lb middie Marcus Neuman who has a team leading 12 goals and 2 assists.

Duluth visits Indiana. How many times have alumni (HC Pete Nelson) coached against their alma mater (Duluth)?

Saturday

Boston College versus Colorado might be the game of the weekend. BC opens the season with Buffs while Colorado has already scrimmaged two NCAA opponents and defeated two MCLA teams. The Eagles ran into a CU buzz saw last spring at the end of a long weekend with wins over BYU and Chapman. A fresher Eagles squad taking on a Colorado team dealing with graduation growing pains could be very interesting.

Arizona State travels to Santa Barbara. A UCSB loss wouldn’t be a surprise at this point. A win might save their season. UCSB is 2-11 against Arizona State. Both wins came before Chris Malone’s arrival.

Arizona travels to Chapman. Was Arizona’s loss to Oregon State or a sign that the Cats aren’t ready for the bright lights? Chapman will help answer that question.

Will Oregon be 1-2 or 0-3 for their game against Westminster? Doesn’t get any easier for the Ducks.

Sunday

UCLA gets UCSB the day after ASU visits Santa Barbara. If UCSB wins, the Sunday match up will be bigger for both teams. UCSB could be righting the ship. UCLA would get a chance to knock off a talented team. A UCSB loss to ASU would decrease the excitement surrounding this game.

Monster weekend for Arizona State. Out of the fryer (UCSB) and into the fire (Cal Poly). Even with UCSB being significantly down, this weekend is a much stiffer test for Sun Devils than last weekend’s affair with Cal and Stanford.

Following their clash with Colorado, Boston College heads north to play Colorado State. Boston College stays out west to play Utah Valley on Monday. Poll will be on high alert if BC tops one of the Colorado schools.

Make sure you’re following Trey Lanthier for your MCLA news over the weekend.

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