Men's Soccer Opens 2013 Campaign on the Road
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men’s soccer team kicks off its 2013 campaign this weekend with matches against Big East opponents DePaul and Marquette.
A young squad featuring 19 newcomers will take to the pitch for the Phoenix this weekend. GreenBayPhoenix.com caught up with head coach Dan Popik to discuss his squad and the upcoming games this weekend.
DELVING INTO THE BLUE DEMONS: Roster Schedule Stats (last season)
The Blue Demons kick off their season on Friday against the Phoenix. The squad went 1-0-1 in exhibition action, defeating Western Illinois (1-0) before ending in a scoreless draw at Michigan. Picked to finish 10th in the Big East preseason poll, the Blue Demons return 17 players from last season, including five starters. Last season DePaul went 4-10-3.
GAUGING THE GOLDEN EAGLES: Roster Schedule Stats (last season)
Marquette opens its season at Milwaukee before hosing the Phoenix on Sunday. Last season MU went 16-4-1 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament, falling to Northwestern in the opening round. In exhibition action this year the Golden Eagles topped Wright State, 2-0, and tied No. 1 Indiana, 3-3.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE: Playing at Aldo Santaga Stadium for the first time this season, Green Bay will welcome Western Illinois next Saturday at 4 p.m.
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