JACKSON, Tenn. - 8/18/2005 - The Union University women’s soccer program is just days away from their first contest of their inaugural season as a varsity sport. The Lady Bulldogs will play host to two scrimmage matches prior to their first official match. Union will host Freed-Hardeman on Saturday, August 20 at 3:00 pm. The next scrimmage will be the following Saturday versus Bethel College of McKenzie at 3:00 pm. Both matches will be played on the current soccer field at Union as the new soccer stadium is still under construction. The Lady Bulldogs open their season officially on the road on Sept. 3 with a match at Clearwater Christian University.
The Union University men’s team will begin the 2005 season in hopes of building on the most successful postseason in Union soccer history. Union finished runner up in the TranSouth Conference Tournament and advanced to their first ever NAIA Region XI Tournament. Union earned a win to advance to the semifinals of the region tournament. The Bulldogs begin their season on the road with a match at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. on August 24 at 2:00 pm.
Both the women and men will host a double header for their first official home opener on Friday, September 9. The men host Belhaven College (Miss.) at 6:00 pm and the women will host conference foe Crichton College (Tenn.) at 8:00 pm. The Bulldogs will have played four matches prior to their home opener, while the women will have two official matches under their belt before Sept. 9.
For more information on both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Union, including up-to-date schedules, results, and news, visit the website at www.uu.edu/athletics.
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