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PORTALES, N.M. (October 3, 2013) – The Lubbock Christian University Women's Soccer team plays their final Heartland Conference tune-up Thursday, as they head on the road to face Eastern New Mexico University at 4:30 p.m. (Central). It is the final game before the Lady Chaparrals open conference action Monday at Texas-Permian Basin.
LADY CHAPS FLIGHT DECK
• The Lubbock Christian University Lady Chaparrals approach their Heartland Conference opener with a two-game road trip beginning Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University.
• LCU is coming into the week off a 2-1 home loss Thursday to Texas-Permian Basin in a non-conference game to place their record at 3-4-0.
• The Lady Chaps play their first Heartland Conference game Monday at Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas.
• LCU is 0-2-0 on the road this season and are 15-16-2 all-time in road games.
• The Lady Chaps are 21-8 all-time in non-conference games.
• LCU swept the Heartland Conference Player of the Week honors last week, with Brooke Wendl claiming the Offensive honor and Lauren Story claiming the Defensive award. Wendl had a four-point performance last Tuesday, with a goal and a pair of assists to play a role in all three goals of a 3-0 home win over Northwestern Okla. State. Story co-leads the Heartland Conference collecting her third shutout of the season in Tuesday's win.
• LCU's first six games of the season were decided by shutouts, with LCU winning three and losing three. Their most previous game, a 2-1 los at home to Texas-Permian Basin, was the first game LCU played this season not resulting in a shutout.
• LCU leads the Heartland Conference in shots (161) and shots per game (23). Individually, Wendl (35) and Jaime Boone (31) lead the conference in shots and shots per game (Wendl 5.8, Boone 5.2)
• Under head coach Alex Denning, LCU is 3-2-0 on the road in non-conference contests. Monday at UTPB will serve as LCU's first ever Heartland Conference match.
• The Zias are winless in their last three games and enter the game with 2-4-2 record.
• ENMU is 0-0-1 against ranked opponents this season after a 0-0 tie on Sept. 15 against No.6 Colorado School of the Mines.
• The Zias have a very balanced offense with Carolyn Armijo, Alyssa Prince and Maurisa Jones each with a pair of goals. ENMU has five players with at least four shots on goal, but no player has more than five shots on goal.
• ENMU is 0-1-0 against Heartland Conference programs this season. They lost 1-0 in double overtime to St. Edwards University.
• At home, ENMU is 0-3-2 on the season.
SERIES HISTORY WITH ENMU
• The Lady Chaps lead the all-time series with a 1-0-0 all-time mark against ENMU.
• The only prior meeting was on Sept. 7, 2010 and was in Portales, N.M. LCU won the meeting 1-0.