College Spring soccer in the greater Seattle area is underway, and for three recent league champions it means a chance to measure themselves against each other. We’ve collected the releases below from various schools.
The NU Eagles women’s soccer team, the defending Cascade Conference champions will be taking on NCAA Division I and II opponents and league champions in spring games as announced by head coach, Val Seid.
On April 11, the Eagles travel to Seattle and Interbay Stadium for a spring game with the Seattle Pacific Falcons, the 2014 GNAC (Great Northwest Athletic Conference) tournament champions and members of the NCAA Division II. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Then, on Saturday, April 18, the Eagles will again travel to Seattle and play NCAA Division I, Seattle University, the 2014 WAC (Western Athletic Conference) champs at 7 p.m. It will be the second game of a doubleheader for the Redhawks who take on Portland University at 5 p.m.
As usual, it is an ambitious slate of spring foes for the NCAA Division II Falcons. The exhibition schedule includes one game against a professional team and two versus Division I opponents.
The spring practices and exhibition games prepare SPU for the fall season. The squad size is smaller as last fall’s seniors and the incoming freshman do not participate.
The Falcons start the spring campaign on Saturday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. against Trinity Western University. The Spartans collected their fifth Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship in 2014.
The Falcons then take a break from competition before resuming the spring slate on April 11 at 1 p.m. against Northwest University. Just four days later, on April 15 at 7 p.m., they entertain crosstown foe Seattle University from the Division I ranks.
On April 23 at 7 p.m., SPU hosts the Seattle Sounders women’s team at Interbay Stadium. The Sounders are a professional club that competes in the W-League.
The spring session concludes against Division I competitor Oregon on May 2. Kick-off is 3 p.m. at Interbay Stadium.
The two-time, reigning Western Athletic Conference champion Seattle University women’s soccer team has announced their 2015 spring schedule, with five of seven matches on their home field and the entire schedule in the city of Seattle.
On Wednesday, Apr. 15 and Thursday, Apr. 23, Seattle U will face Seattle Pacific and Washington in their only road matches of the spring season, both at 7pm.
Seattle U will host a doubleheader on Saturday, Apr. 18 vs. Portland at 2pm, which will be the team’s annual Special Olympics Unified match, and Northwest at 5pm.
To open the month of May (Friday, May 1), the Redhawks will host Western Washington at 7pm at Championship Field in a Brain Cancer Awareness game. The following day, the league champions will close the spring season with a 7-on-7 alumni game at 2pm.
The Washington Huskies have already played Seattle Reign FC of the NWSL this spring. Western Washington comes to Husky Soccer Field on Thursday, April 16. The two squads have met in each of the last two springs. The Huskies shut out the Vikings last spring, 2-0, and played Western to a 0-0 draw in 2013.
The Vikings are coming off a stellar 2014 season, finishing with a 16-1-4 record. They fell to Seattle Pacific in the GNAC conference title game in PKs, but entered the NCAA DII Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the West Region. The Vikings won their first tournament game before falling to Cal State Stanislaus 1-0 to end their season.
The Huskies will host Seattle University on Thursday, April 23 in their third game of the spring. The two teams have met six times since 2011. UW is 4-0-2 over that span, beating the Redhawks 1-0 last fall.
In 2014, Seattle U won the WAC tournament and played at Washington St. in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, beating the Cougars 2-1. The Redhawks lost to South Carolina in the second round to end their season.
UW will conclude its spring schedule against the Seattle Sounders on Thursday, April 30. The game will be played at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Wash. The Sounders’ roster is made up of current college players and recent graduates.
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