Husky Men's Soccer Schedule Announced
Aug. 9, 2000
Seattle - The Washington men's soccer team, coming off back-to-back Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships, enters new territory this season. The Huskies have broken away from the MPSF and will compete in the Pacific-10 Conference in a home-and-away series this year against California, Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA.
Phase Two of Husky Soccer Field is also complete with the addition of lights, bringing nighttime soccer on grass to Washington for the first time ever.
The Huskies, who are ranked No. 12 in the NSCAA/adidas preseason national poll, open the 2000 season with four straight road games, beginning with the Diadora Challenge in Omaha, Neb. Washington faces Creighton in its opener Sept. 1 and will play Southwest Missouri State Sept. 3.
The home slate begins with the NIKE Northwest Soccer Challenge. The Huskies meet UC-Irvine in their first game Sept. 14, followed by a match against second-ranked Santa Clara Sept. 16 at Husky Soccer Stadium.
The Huskies play a pair of exhibition games, Aug. 21 at Seattle Pacific and Aug. 26 against Seattle University at Husky Soccer Stadium. The Seattle U. game time has changed to 2:30 p.m., from its originally scheduled 7 p.m. start. The exhibition will follow the Husky women's home opener at 12 noon against Eastern Washington.
The Husky men's team reports to campus Aug. 14 and will begin practice on Wed., Aug. 16.
Washington, led by ninth-year coach Dean Wurzberger, returns 13 letterwinners, including nine starters from the squad that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season.
"It's been a long time coming to get the full Pac-10 schedule up and going," said Wurzberger. "The addition of a home and away series with UCLA, which has always played in the southern division, is exciting. The whole rotation increases our strength of schedule and hopefully, our home attendance, with recognizable perennial soccer powerhouses coming to Seattle."
2000 Washington Men's Soccer Schedule
Date Day Opponent Location Time
* indicates Pac-10 match ^ indicates that match must be completed by date listed