ACU will host Lamar and the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley for its fourth weekend home stretch series before the start of the conference play.
The Wildcats go into this weekend series with a record of 2-4 with hopes of gaining another home win.
The team has several players who have started off the season strong. Natalie Jones, a junior midfielder from Lubbock, has two goals and 11 shots under her, while Natalie Wodka, a senior defender from Allen, has one goal and 10 shots under her.
Lamar marks the start of the Western Athletic Conference games for the Wildcats this season. The Wildcats have their eyes on the conference title and have been using their previous matchups to prepare them for this moment.
ACU and Lamar have met eight times over the past eight years since 2013, resulting in a 4-4 record.
Lamar goes into this matchup with a 3-5 record, including competitors of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Alabama.
The last time the Wildcats and Cardinals faced each other was last season in 2021, where the Wildcats fell to the Cardinals, 1-2. ACU is currently on a two-game losing streak with Lamar over the past two years.
A top player at Lamar right now is Isela Ramirez, a freshman forward from Pflugerville, who has a total of five goals and 15 shots this season.
After Lamar, ACU meets the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, when the last time ACU played UTRGV was in 2018, where they won in overtime, 1-0.
The Roadrunners have a record of 4-5-1 at this point in the season. Some earlier competitors include Texas Christian University and the University of Texas. One of UTRGVs strongest players right now includes Macie Blohowiak, a freshman goalkeeper from Granbury, who was named WAC Defensive Player of the Week.
ACU plays Lamar on Friday at 7 p.m. and the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Elmer Gray Stadium, with both games streaming on ESPN+.