Two Home Matches Highlight Spring Schedule
Head coach Drew Roff

Head coach Drew Roff

Feb. 27, 2014

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NORMAL, Ill. - Coming off of its third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and first trip to the second round in program-history, the Illinois State soccer team will play in a 7v7 tournament and four games, including two at Adelaide Street Field, during the spring season, as announced by head coach Drew Roff Thursday afternoon.

The Redbirds will begin their spring season Saturday, March 1, by taking part in a 7v7 indoor tournament at Illinois' Irwin Indoor Facility.  ISU will play four games during the day against Kent State (8 a.m.), Evansville (10 a.m.), Illinois Alumni (1 p.m.) and South Dakota (3 p.m.).  From there, teams can advance to the semifinals at 6 p.m., and championship game at 6:40 p.m.

ISU's first regulation game will be on Saturday, March 22 against Valparaiso at 7 p.m.  The match will be held at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.  The Redbirds' first home match will be against Northern Illinois, Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m.  ISU will play at Illinois, Friday, April 18 at 6 p.m., before concluding the spring slate with a home match against Northwestern, Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m.

 

Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Saturday, March 1

Illinois 7v7 Indoor Tournament

Champaign, Ill.

 

 

vs. Kent State

 

8 a.m.

 

Vs. Evansville

 

10 a.m.

 

Vs. Illinois Alumni

 

1 p.m.

 

Vs. South Dakota

 

3 p.m.

 

Semifinals

 

6 p.m.

 

Finals

 

6:40 p.m.

Saturday, March 22

Vs. Valparaiso

Westfield, Ind.

7 p.m.

Saturday, March 29

Northern Illinois

Adelaide Street Field

1 p.m.

Friday, April 18

At Illinois

Champaign, Ill.

6 p.m.

Sunday, April 27

Northwestern

Adelaide Street Field

1 p.m.

* All times Central Standard Time

 

The Redbirds equaled a program-record with 14 victories last season en route to Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles.  With a victory in penalty kicks over Louisville, ISU became the first MVC team ever to advance in the NCAA Tournament. 

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