Women's Soccer Opens 2012 Friday Night at Home

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Release: August 16, 2012
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Megan Braatz will get her senior season underway Friday night.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's soccer team will get its 2012 season underway at home on Friday, hosting South Dakota State at 7 p.m. at Aldo Santaga Stadium. The contest will be the first regular season event of the 2012-13 year for Phoenix Athletics.

Green Bay's game against South Dakota State will be the first in its nine-game home schedule and its only game at Santaga Stadium until welcoming Michigan Tech on Sept. 7. The team will play in tournaments at Florida Gulf Coast (Aug. 24-26) and SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) before returning home.

In a tune-up last Saturday, Green Bay used goals from sophomore Chandra Eigenberger (Green Bay, Wis.) and freshman Heidi Hartmann (Plymouth, Minn.) to post a 2-1 victory over Drake in exhibition action. Eigenberger's goal came via a penalty kick in the second minute, and Hartmann headed in a cross from sophomore Emily Friedl (Kenosha, Wis.) with less than 15 minutes to play to give the Phoenix the win.

Green Bay, which finished the 2011 season at 3-11-4, dropped a 1-0 decision at South Dakota State on Sept. 9 of last season. The Jackrabbits had a 12-6-2 record last season and were undefeated in league play (8-0-1) to win the Summit League title.

FOLLOW IT LIVE: Live stats and live video will be available on GreenBayPhoenix.com for the Phoenix game against the Jackrabbits.

BACK AGAIN: Warren's team returns nine of its 11 starters and 17 total letterwinners from the 2011 squad. Warren will still field a young roster, with underclassmen comprising 23 of the 29 Phoenix players.

EXTRA TIME WITH TREVOR WARREN: Warren will begin sharing insights into the women's soccer program shortly on regular episodes of Extra Time with Trevor Warren on GreenBayPhoenix.com.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE: Green Bay is next in action in Fort Myers, Fla., on Aug. 24-26 in the Embassy Suites Classic hosted by Florida Gulf Coast. The Phoenix will play Florida Gulf Coast on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. CT before playing Florida International on Aug. 26 at 9 a.m.

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