Spring soccer slate unveiled

Eight home games on schedule

March 2, 2010 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee head soccer coach Aston Rhoden has announced 10 games, including eight at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium, for the Blue Raiders this spring.

"This is a schedule that will allow our fans to see us at home for most of the spring, and against some solid competition," Rhoden said. "The goal of the spring is to correct anything from the previous fall and tighten up those areas before we begin practice again in August. Each of these games will allow us to do that."

The 10-game schedule will be contested over the course of six dates with the team playing two matches in one day four times.

Middle Tennessee will start the spring with a pair of home matches March 20 against Tennessee Tech and Belmont at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.

After a week of training, the Blue Raiders will resume play at the same times March 27 against Lipscomb and Jacksonville State, also in Murfreesboro.

Middle Tennessee will then turn around five days later and play host to Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. April 1.

The following weekend, April 10, the Blue Raiders head to Knoxville, Tenn., for their lone trip of the spring. Middle Tennessee will face ETSU in a neutral site contest at 11:10 a.m. before squaring off against host Tennessee at 5:30 p.m.

April 17 will mark the final two-match day with the Blue Raiders returning home to welcome Carson-Newman and Murray State to town for 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. tilts, respectively.

The spring will conclude April 18 at 2 p.m. when the current Middle Tennessee squad will battle the Blue Raider alumni at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

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