Women's Soccer Announces 2013 Slate
May 28, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Highlighted by eight home matches and four games against teams that advanced to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the University of Memphis women’s soccer program released a challenging 2013 schedule on Tuesday.
“We have a very exciting schedule ahead of us," head coach Brooks Monaghan said. "This non-conference schedule will prepare us for conference play. If we do well enough in our non-conference games, we’ll be in a position to make the NCAA Tournament. On paper, this schedule is very strong when looking at RPI. Moving to the American Athletic Conference, the league schedule will be very challenging.”
Following a pair of exhibition games versus Arkansas State (Aug. 14) and at Auburn (Aug. 17), the Lady Tigers open the 2013 slate at Mike Rose Soccer Complex against Samford (7 p.m.) on Friday, August 23. The opening weekend concludes with a visit by Missouri on Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m. A three-game homestand closes with Vanderbilt coming to the Bluff City on Friday, August 30 (7 p.m.).
The Lady Tigers hit the road for the first of seven road games in September with a Sunday, September 1 meeting at Middle Tennessee (2:00 p.m.). A week later, Sunday, September 8, Memphis travels to Western Kentucky (1 p.m.). Memphis’ lone home tilt of September is on Friday, September 13 against Alabama (7 p.m.) at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The U of M rounds out four games against SEC foes with a trip to Oxford, Miss., to face Ole Miss on Sunday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
After a trip to Florida Gulf Coast (Sept. 20/6 p.m.) and FAU (Sept. 22/12 p.m.), Memphis opens the American Athletic Conference portion of the schedule with a trip to Louisville on Friday, September 27 (6 p.m.). Other road tilts in conference play include: Cincinnati (Sept. 29/12 p.m.), Rutgers (Oct. 4/6 p.m.), USF (Oct. 18/6 p.m.) and UCF (Oct. 20/12 p.m.).
Memphis plays the first American Athletic Conference home match on Thursday, October 10 against SMU at 7 p.m. The brief two-game home stretch pits the Lady Tigers against Houston on Sunday, October 13 at 1 p.m. The 2013 regular season schedule concludes with home games against Temple (Sept. 24/7 p.m.) and UCONN (Sept. 27/1 p.m.).
The American Athletic Conference Tournament is set to open with first round games on Oct. 31 before concluding with the title game on Nov. 10. The 2013 NCAA Championship is scheduled to begin with first round action on Nov. 15-17 while the national champion will be crowned on Dec. 8 in Cary, N.C.