MISSOULA, Mont. -- Throw out their record.
For the Wildcats, the past is irrelevant at this point of the season.
Instead, the Weber State University women's soccer team is focused solely on the future.
With five matches remaining in the regular season, the Wildcats have their backs against the wall if they want to qualify for the four-team Big Sky Conference postseason tournament, meaning every match on the schedule becomes a battle for points.
The stretch drive of the 2010 season begins today at 4 p.m. when Weber State faces longtime archrival Montana at South Campus Stadium.
The Grizzlies (0-2-0 Big Sky, 1-10-2 overall) are one of two teams currently sitting behind the Wildcats (0-1-1, 1-12-1) in the Big Sky race, giving Weber State a valuable opportunity to push itself up the conference ladder. The opportunity is even more key with all four of the teams currently ahead of WSU in the league standings set to play each other this weekend, meaning that a strong performance from the Wildcats this weekend could propel them into the heart of the playoff picture.
Following today's match, Weber State will make the short trip west to face currently winless Eastern Washington (0-2-0, 0-11-1) at 1 p.m. on Sunday, trading places with travel partner Idaho State, which is in an identical position as the Wildcats.
The Weber State University women's volleyball team heads north face rival Idaho State on Saturday night as part of a football-volleyball doubleheader in Pocatello, Idaho.
The Wildcats and Bengals' football teams will kick off at 3 p.m. at Holt Arena, with the volleyball match set to serve off at 7 p.m. at neighboring Reed Gym.
Weber State (0-7 Big Sky, 2-18 overall) is trying to shake off a 10-match losing streak and gain its first conference victory of the season.
Idaho State (3-4, 11-9) ended a three-match slide with a decisive 3-0 victory over NAIA foe Montana Western on Tuesday.