Cheney, Wash. – Having already clinched a bid to next week's Big Sky Championship, the Eastern Washington University soccer team closes out its regular season this Friday, Oct. 29, with a road match at Idaho.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. PST in Moscow, Idaho.
EWU (12-3-2, 6-2-1 Big Sky) earned its second consecutive bid to the league tournament this past weekend behind a 2-2 road draw at Northern Colorado and a 2-1 home win over North Dakota. It marks the first time since the 2004 and 2005 seasons that Eastern will participate in the conference championship in back-to-back years.
Sophomore Aimie Inthoulay earned Big Sky co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring key goals in both matches. Her goal against UNC tied the match in the 71st minute after EWU was down 0-2 at the half, and her strike versus UND in the 56th would end up being the game-winner.
Idaho (13-4-1, 9-0 BSC) clinched the Big Sky regular season title last week and will host this year's conference tournament. The Vandals have won nine consecutive matches and are looking to become the first Big Sky team to finish a season without a draw or loss.
Eastern currently sits tied for second in the league standings with Northern Colorado. A win over Idaho guarantees EWU the No. 2 seed in the Big Sky Championship. If the Eagles draw or fall to the Vandals, they would need UNC to draw or lose to North Dakota on Friday in order to secure the No. 2 seed.
The top six teams in the final conference standings advance to the league tournament. Idaho, EWU, Northern Colorado, Montana and Weber State have already clinched spots while Northern Arizona, Sacramento State and Southern Utah remain in the hunt for the final place.