UCF ANNOUNCES 2010 MEN’S SOCCER SLATE
Knights schedule includes
seven home contests
(UCFAthletics.com) – The UCF men’s soccer team announced its 2010
schedule Friday, with the 17-game slate highlighted by three games
against NCAA Tournament teams and seven home contests. The Knights will
open their 2010 campaign with back-to-back home games, hosting
Jacksonville (Sept. 1) and Florida Atlantic (Sept. 6) at the UCF Soccer
UCF’s non-conference schedule features teams from seven
different conferences around the country, including two teams which won
their conference championships a season ago to advance to the NCAA
Tournament in UNC Wilmington and Stetson.
The opening two home
contests will be the lone games in Orlando for UCF in the month of
September. The Knights will embark on a five-game road trip beginning
with the UNC Wilmington Tournament Sept. 10-12, where UCF will play the
host Seahawks and Long Island. UNC Wilmington went 14-3-5 a season ago
and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
A trip the following weekend
will take the Knights north again for contests at UMass (Sept. 17) and
Army (Sept. 19). The team will close its September schedule with its
first Conference USA game, a trip to Marshall on Sept. 26. UCF defeated
Marshall 1-0 in 2009.
October opens with three-straight C-USA
home games as UCF hosts SMU (Oct. 2), FIU (Oct. 5) and Memphis (Oct. 9).
Trips to C-USA affiliate members Kentucky (Oct. 13) and South Carolina
(Oct. 16) follow before the Knights step out of conference play for a
challenging game at Virginia Tech (Oct. 19).
against Stetson (Oct. 26) at home and at North Florida (Nov. 2) conclude
the Knights’ non-conference schedule. UCF will celebrate Senior Day by
hosting C-USA foe UAB on Friday, Oct. 29 before finishing the regular
season on the road against defending C-USA champion Tulsa on Nov. 5.
Stetson and Tulsa both advanced to the NCAA Tournament a season ago.
UCF will have a strong core of players returning for 2010, including
all-conference performers Yaron Bacher (Atlanta, Ga.), Kevan George
(Decatur, Ga.) and Nicholas-Keown Robson (Auckland, New Zealand). Robson
returns for his sophomore season after leading the team in points (22),
goals (8) and assists (6) as a freshman.