Phoenix Opens Horizon League Play at Cleveland State

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: September 23, 2010
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Renee Therrien and the Phoenix are set to begin Horizon League action.

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - The Green Bay women's soccer team (2-4-2) has completed its non-conference slate and is set to begin Horizon League play Friday evening at Cleveland State (4-4-2). Game time is set for 6 p.m. CT at Krenzler Field.

The Phoenix has controlled the all-time series with the Vikings, owning a 5-1-0 advantage since the first meeting in 2004. Most recently, Green Bay defeated Cleveland State 5-1 at Santaga Stadium last season on Oct. 11.

Green Bay is coming off a pair of tough 1-0 road losses at Western Illinois and Northern Illinois last week. The Phoenix is in the middle of its longest road trip of the 2010 season, facing four straight opponents away from home. Cleveland State enters Friday's match after a three-game road trip of its own, a stretch in which the Vikings went 0-3-0 against Bowling Green, Washington and Seattle University.

Sitting at the top: Through eight games and 760 minutes of soccer, Green Bay has faced 60 shots on goal and allowed just four scores. The squad's save percentage of 93.3 percent is tied for first nationally with New Mexico. The Phoenix has not allowed more than a single goal in any game and has collected four shutouts.

To read more about Green Bay's stout defense this season, click here.

Follow it live: Phoenix fans can follow Friday's match against Cleveland State live on Live stats will be available at kickoff. For more information, click here.

Next on the schedule: Green Bay wraps up its four-match road swing when it takes on Youngstown State (2-7-0) on Sunday at noon. The Phoenix then returns home for its annual alumni game on Friday, Oct. 8 against Butler.

Extra Time with Trevor Warren: Phoenix head coach Trevor Warren joins Jill Wunrow to recap the non-conference season, talk about the team's NCAA statistical rankings and preview the Horizon League schedule. To watch, click here.
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