Green Bay Hosts Cleveland State Sunday for Alumni Weekend

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Release: September 23, 2011
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Emily Friedl and the Phoenix take on Cleveland State Sunday for Alumni Weekend.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's soccer team (2-7-2, 0-1-0) is set to host Cleveland State (7-3-0, 0-1-0) on Sunday as part of the men's and women's programs' annual Alumni Weekend. Kickoff is set for noon at Santaga Stadium.

"It's always fun to see the alumni back on campus and catch up with them," Green Bay head coach Trevor Warren said. "I know they look forward to coming back and meeting up with their old teammates and their friends from the men's program. I hope they will enjoy the game on Sunday and cheer us on to a victory."

The Phoenix is 5-2 all-time against the Vikings in a series that dates back to 2004. CSU took the most recent meeting between the two schools, a 1-0 decision in 2010, however the Phoenix dominated the last contest at Santaga Stadium with a 5-1 victory in 2009. Then-sophomore Corey Arno (Winneconne, Wis.) picked up an assist in that match.

LAST WEEK: The Phoenix dropped a pair of 1-0 decisions last week, falling to Valparaiso on the road Friday in its Horizon League opener before being upended by Western Illinois in its non-conference finale Sunday at Santaga Stadium. Six of Green Bay's seven losses this season have been one-goal decisions.

CSU is fresh off a 1-0 win over Notre Dame College (Ohio) on Thursday night. Last week the Vikings fell 4-0 to league-leading Milwaukee on Friday and then edged IUPUI on Sunday 3-2. All three matches were at home.

ALUMNI WEEKEND: On Sunday Green Bay women's soccer honors all of the alumni in the program's 24-year history. Since 1987, 219 student-athletes from 12 states and five countries have played for the Phoenix. All of the alumni in attendance will be recognized at halftime of Sunday's match.

The women's program's alumni festivities will coincide with the men's team's Alumni Weekend, with the exception of the women's alumni game at 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more details, click here.

RECORD WATCH: After making six saves in last Sunday's 1-0 loss to Western Illinois, Phoenix goalkeeper Maddie Drusch (Appleton, Wis.) now has 350 career saves and needs just three more to surpass Laura Sandt (352, 1994-97) in the school record books. The senior also has 14 career shutouts, a figure that ranks second on the school's all-time list behind Barb Singer (17.5 shutouts, 1990-93).

FOLLOW IT LIVE: Live stats and live video will be available on GreenBayPhoenix.com during Sunday's match. To access live stats, click here. For live video, click here.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE: Green Bay is back in action on Saturday, Oct. 1, when it travels to Detroit for a 1 p.m. contest at Titan Field.

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Season tickets and Fall Sports Passes are now on sale for women's soccer, as well as men's soccer and volleyball. Season tickets for each sport are available for $25 each, or a Fall Sports Pass can be purchased for admission to all three sports for just $50 for an adult and $25 for a youth pass. For more information and an order form, click here.

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