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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SCHEDULE
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Sunday , August 09
Women's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo (Exhibition)
2:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, August 12
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Illinois (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , August 21
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Iowa
7:00 PM
at Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Valley Soccer Complex)
 
Sunday , August 23
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota State
1:00 PM
at Brookings, S.D. (Fishback Soccer Park)
 
Friday , August 28
Women's Soccer 
vs. St. Mary's (Calif.)
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at North Dakota
4:00 PM
at Grand Forks, N.D. (Ellig Sports Complex)
 
Sunday , September 06
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota
12:00 PM
at Vermillion, S.D. (USD Soccer Complex)
 
Friday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. Chicago State
3:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Sunday , September 13
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Washington
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 18
Women's Soccer 
at Detroit
2:00 PM
at Detroit, Mich. (Titan Field)
 
Sunday , September 20
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Michigan
12:00 PM
at Ypsilanti, Mich. (Scicluna Field)
 
Saturday , September 26
Women's Soccer 
vs. Oakland
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, September 30
Women's Soccer 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
at Milwaukee, Wis. (Engelmann Stadium)
 
Saturday , October 03
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cleveland State
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Saturday , October 10
Women's Soccer 
at Youngstown State
12:00 PM
at Youngstown, Ohio (Farmers National Bank Field)
 
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