Women's Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule
June 3, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
WRIGHT STATE SOCCER RELEASE
Nine home matches along with a contest at Wake Forest and a tournament at Northern Arizona highlight the 2014 Wright State women's soccer schedule, which was announced on Tuesday.
The Raiders, under 10th-year head coach Pat Ferguson, open the exhibition portion of their schedule on Friday, August 8, at Alumni Field against Northern Kentucky followed by away contests at Evansville (August 10) and Bowling Green (August 15).
WSU opens the regular season with two Atlantic Coast Conference opponents as the Raiders host Louisville on Friday, August 22, followed by a trip to Wake Forest on Sunday, August 24. Wright State then faces a pair of Mid-American Conference squads with a home match against Ohio (August 29) and at Western Michigan (September 1).
After a home contest versus Saint Francis (PA) on September 5, the Raiders head west the following weekend for the Northern Arizona Tournament in Flagstaff, taking on the host Lumberjacks on September 12 and Southern Utah on September 14.
Wright State returns home to host Ohio Valley Conference opponents Tennessee Tech (September 19) and Morehead State (September 21) before opening Horizon League play on Wednesday, September 24, at Youngstown State. The final eight matches of the regular season are all league matches, including home dates with Detroit (September 27), Green Bay (October 4), Valparaiso (October 18) and newcomer UIC (October 25).
The Horizon League Tournament begins with the first round on November 4 with the finals set for November 9 at the site of the regular-season champion.
Overall, including the exhibition games, Wright State will face six teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament last season (Louisville, Wake Forest, Western Michigan, Saint Francis, Morehead State, Milwaukee) and one (#21 Wake Forest) that was ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's final poll.
The following is the 2014 Wright State women's soccer schedule (Home matches in bold caps with dates and times subject to change):
All Times Eastern
^ Northern Arizona Tournament (Flagstaff, AZ)
* Horizon League Matches
+ #3 and #4 Seeds Host
# Hosted by #1 Seed