VCU Men’s Soccer Set to Play 10 Spring Matches

RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Men's Soccer team will play 10 exhibition matches this spring in preparation for the 2013 fall season.

VCU opens its spring slate Friday, Feb. 22 when it travels to Williamsburg, Va. to take on former Colonial Athletic Association rival William & Mary.  Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

"Our players are looking forward to getting out and playing this spring against a challenging group of opponents," said VCU Head Coach Dave Giffard. "Last spring, we filled several dates with multiple games and I thought it went really well.  All of our guys got opportunities to play meaningful minutes during the spring season and I think it prepared us well for this past fall.  With that in mind, we have done the same thing again this year and are hoping for similar results."

The Black and Gold will play six home spring matches at Sports Backers Stadium. VCU will battle its alumni squad March 1 before welcoming Longwood (March 30), Louisburg (March 30), Navy (March 30) and Liberty (April 20) to Richmond.  The Rams will conclude the spring season with an intrasquad match on April 24.

VCU will also hit the road for a local match against the Richmond Kickers on March 23 before traveling to Atlantic Coast Conference foes Wake Forest (April 6) and Virginia (April 20).

Last fall, the Rams won 12 games, their most since 2007, and finished the season ranked No. 25 in the final NSCAA Poll.  VCU also qualified for the NCAA Tournament and earned a national seed for the first time since 2004.

2013 SPRING SCHEDULE
Feb. 22 at William & Mary (Williamsburg, Va.) 6:30 p.m.
March 1 vs. Alumni squad (Sports Backers Stadium) 7 p.m.
March 23 at Richmond Kickers (City Stadium) 7 p.m.
March 30 vs. Longwood (Sports Backers Stadium) 11 a.m.
March 30 vs. Louisburg (Sports Backers Stadium) 12 p.m.
March 30 vs. Navy (Sports Backers Stadium) 7 p.m.
April 6 at Wake Forest (Winston Salem, N.C.) 7 p.m.
April 20 vs. Liberty (Sports Backers Stadium) 11 a.m.
April 20 at Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.) 6 p.m.
April 24 – Intrasquad Match (Sports Backers Stadium) 10:30 a.m.

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