FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –After almost two weeks of training in Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona women's soccer team will travel down I-17 to face Arizona State in an exhibition match on Friday, Aug. 15 at 7p.m. This will be the second scrimmage for the Lumberjacks; last week NAU played in their annual Blue & Gold game where the squad was split. The Sun Devils are coming off a 9-8-2 season, finishing seventh in the PAC-12. The game will be played on the ASU West Campus which is located at 4781 West University Way South in Glendale, Ariz. There will be no live stats for this contest.
Luciano will lead a deep roster this season with a lot of veteran leadership on the defensive side of the ball and also a lot of young and up-and-coming talent on the offense. The Lumberjacks return six All-Big Sky Conference selections in Savannah Berry, Diane Buzzard, Cierra Gamble, Danny Muniz, Sarah Tarver and Haley Wingender. Gamble also returns as the Co-Golden Boot Award winner tallying 13 points during conference play. NAU will also add into the mix 11 incoming freshmen – four defenders, two midfielders and four forwards.