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SU roundup: Women's soccer announces schedule

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Shenandoah University Head Women's Soccer Coach Liz Pike announced her 2013 schedule Thursday morning.

Pike will have nine home games on her 2013 slate, including six in ODAC play.

The Hornets open up the schedule on October 30 with an 8:00 non-league home match against Mary Washington.

This contest is part of an opening day tripleheader on Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium - the field hockey team gets things started at 4:00 before the men's soccer team plays at 6.

Those two programs will announce their 2013 schedules in the next two weeks.

Following that game versus the traditional power Eagles, Pike's club hosts Marymount on September 1 before traveling to Gettysburg on September 4.

The Gettysburg game is the first of three straight away contests for SU as the team will play in the Capital University Tournament on September 6 and 8.

Another night game, against Dickinson on September 11, completes the non-conference portion of the schedule.

Shenandoah will host Randolph College, Hollins, Lynchburg, Guilford, Virginia Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon in ODAC play.

The Macon contest is regular season finale on October 30.

Virginia Wesleyan, on October 17, will kick off Homecoming Weekend.

The Hornets visit Emory and Henry, Roanoke, Eastern Mennonite, Bridgewater, Washington and Lee and Sweet Briar to round out the league slate.

"We once again have a non-conference schedule to prepare us for ODAC play," Pike said. "I was very happy with the way we finished the year (appearing in the conference semifinals) and we want to build upon that finish."


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