Men's Soccer Announces 2010 Schedule
May 25, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team will play 11 home games at Paul Lorenz Field in 2010, which highlights the season's upcoming schedule released Tuesday by head coach Steve Simmons.
The Beavers will start off their schedule with two exhibition games. The first one will be at home against Seattle Pacific and the seconds at Portland.
'The fall schedule will always focus around the Pac-10,' Simmons said. 'The quality of teams and the double round-robin format makes it one of the most challenging in the country every year. However, the early trip to the Midwest will test us straight from the start.'
Oregon State opens its regular season schedule with road games against University of Missouri-Kansas City Wednesday, Sept. 1 and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Saturday, Sept. 4. They will then head to DeKalb, Ill. where they will take on Northern Illinois and Northwestern Sept. 10 and 12 respectively.
The Beavers will take on UC-Davis in the regular season home opener Friday, Sept. 17 as part of the Oregon State Hensor/Zaher Nike Classic. The tournament has been held since 2004 to honor two student-athletes Stephen Hensor and Joe Zaher who were tragically lost just a few months apart in 2002.
Joining UC-Davis as part of the Hensor/Zaher Nike Classic will be Seattle and Central Arkansas. The tournament will be Sept. 17 and 19.
The Beavers open up conference play with a trip to southern California where they will take on San Diego State and UCLA on Oct. 1 and 3 respectively. They will return home to open up their home conference schedule against California and Stanford.
Oregon State will finish out the season with a three match home stand which will be capped off with is Pac-10 northwest rival Washington coming to town Friday, Nov. 12.
'Playing on the road against three NCAA tournament teams will tell us a lot about ourselves,' Simmons said. 'It certainly gives motivation for all of us to prepare accordingly.'
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