Men's Soccer Announces 2013 Schedule
May 17, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The defending NCAA champion Indiana men's soccer team announced its 2013 schedule Thursday, featuring 11 home matches and a total of 12 foes that made the 2012 NCAA Tournament field.
"Our 2013 schedule includes 12 teams that competed in last year's NCAA tournament and several more just on the bubble," said head coach Todd Yeagley. "The strength of our 2013 opponents will allow us to measure up against other nationally recognized programs as we strive to build a championship-caliber squad. Our returners are hungry for more success and we are excited to add our talented newcomers to our program."
Indiana will prepare for the regular season by facing Marquette and North Carolina on Aug. 22 and 24 at the National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. Marquette was 16-4-1 last season, falling to Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament second round. UNC posted a record of 16-4-3 in 2012, with its season coming to an end at the hands of the Hoosiers in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in Chapel Hill.
Regular season play kicks off Aug. 30 with the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. IU faces SMU on the 30th at 7:30 p.m. and UCLA on Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Notre Dame will also take part in the tournament, playing UCLA on Aug. 30 at 5 p.m., and SMU on Sept. 1 at 11:30 a.m. This is the eighth meeting between the Mustangs and Hoosiers, with the last coming in 2006. The series is all tied up at 3-3-1. UCLA and Indiana meet for the 18th time, as the Hoosiers lead the series 10-7. Indiana has won four straight including a 1-0 win in 2007 and a 5-1 win in 2010 as part of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
"The national spotlight will once again be shinning upon Armstrong Stadium as we host nationally ranked SMU and UCLA as part of our annual adidas/IU Credit Union Classic," Yeagley said.
The following weekend is split for IU, with a road trip to UAB on Sept. 6 and a visit from West Virginia in Bloomington on Sept. 8. UAB was a 2012 NCAA Tournament team and is coached by former Hoosier Mike Getman. West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc is also no stranger to the Big Ten, having served as an assistant coach at Penn State.
The West Virginia match kicks off a slate of four-straight home matches for IU. There will be a west coast flavor in Bloomington with Cal State Bakersfield (Sept. 13-8 p.m.) and UC Irvine (Sept. 15-1 p.m.) coming to town. The Hoosiers will also play host to Brown on Sept. 20 (7:30 p.m.) before a short trip north to Butler on Sept. 25 (7:30 p.m.). Out of that group, Brown advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season.
The 2013 Big Ten schedule begins on Sept. 29 when the Hoosiers play host to Ohio State (2 p.m.). Indiana takes a mid-week trip to Notre Dame on Oct. 2 (7 p.m.) in what has become a spirited rivalry. The Hoosiers put an end to the top-seeded Fighting Irish's NCAA Tournament with a 2-1 double overtime win in the third round in South Bend.
Penn State makes the trip to Bloomington on Oct. 6 (2:30 p.m.) and looks to avenge last year's 1-0 overtime loss to Indiana in Happy Valley. Indiana makes the first of three conference road trips on Oct. 11 when it faces the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison (8:30 p.m. ET).
The Hoosiers will play three-straight nonconference matches, starting with a home match against Louisville on Oct. 15 (7 p.m.). Last year's meeting in Louisville ended in a 2-2 tie. IU travels east on Oct. 18 to face VCU, also led by a Hoosier coaching alum in Dave Giffard. VCU was the No. 14 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, falling to Syracuse in the second round. An annual meeting with Evansville will take place in Bloomington on Oct. 23 (7 p.m.).
The regular season wraps up with Big Ten play, traveling to Michigan on Oct. 26 (7 p.m.) and playing host to defending Big Ten tournament champion Michigan State on Nov. 1 (7 p.m.). The season concludes on Nov. 8 at Northwestern (8 p.m. ET).
The 2013 Big Ten Tournament will take place Nov. 13-17 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The first round of the NCAA Tournament is set for Nov. 21, leading up to the 2013 NCAA College Cup, Dec. 13-15 at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa.
2013 Schedule Aug. 22 - Marquette* - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 - UNC* - TBA Aug. 30 - SMU^ - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 - UCLA^ - 2 p.m. Sept. 6 - at UAB - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 - WEST VIRGINIA - 8 p.m. Sept. 13 - CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD - 8 p.m. Sept. 15 - UC IRVINE - 1 p.m. Sept. 20 - BROWN - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 - at Butler - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 - OHIO STATE# - 2 p.m. Oct. 2 - at Notre Dame - 7 p.m. Oct. 6 - PENN STATE# - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 - at Wisconsin# - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 - LOUISVILLE - 7 p.m. Oct. 18 - at VCU - 7 p.m. Oct. 23 - EVANSVILLE - 7 p.m. Oct. 26 - at Michigan# - 7 p.m. Nov. 1 - MICHIGAN STATE# - 7 p.m. Nov. 8 - at Northwestern# - 8 p.m. Nov. 13-17 - Big Ten Tournament (Columbus, Ohio) Nov. 21 - NCAA Tournament First Round Nov. 24 - NCAA Tournament Second Round Dec. 1 - NCAA Tournament Third Round Dec. 6 - NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals Dec. 13-15 - NCAA College Cup (Philadelphia, Pa.)
*Preseason National Soccer Festival (Fort Wayne, Ind.) ^ adidas/IU Credit Union Classic (Bloomington, Ind.) #Big Ten Match Home matches in ALL CAPS All Times Eastern; Dates and times subject to change
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