OXFORD, Ohio – Looking to build off a Mid-American Conference East Division title in 2010, the Miami University women’s soccer team begins preparations for the 2011 season with spring practice, which includes a seven-match spring schedule that head coach Bobby Kramig announced Wednesday.
The spring slate features just one home game but the RedHawks will face tough competition against teams from the Big Ten, the BIG EAST and the Atlantic 10 while also playing a MAC foe.
Miami opens spring action Saturday, March 26 with a tripleheader at Akron. The ‘Hawks play Duquesne at 12:30 p.m. before facing the host Zips from the MAC at 2 p.m. Miami wraps up its opening day of games with a 5 p.m. contest against Ashland.
On Saturday, April 2, the RedHawks make the short trek to Cincinnati for a 1 p.m. game with Xavier, which will be Miami’s second A-10 opponent of the spring (Duquesne being the other). BIG EAST member Louisville is next up on the docket, as the ‘Hawks take on the Cardinals on Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
Miami plays its lone home game of the spring Saturday, April 16, welcoming Indiana State for a 3 p.m. match. The RedHawks then wrap up spring competition Wednesday, April 20 with a 7 p.m. match at Big Ten foe Indiana.
Miami is coming off its first ever MAC East Division title (in just two years of divisional play) and a 13-7-2 overall record, with the 13 wins the most since 2002. The RedHawks have also made the MAC Tournament semifinals in back-to-back years. Miami’s 2011 fall schedule will be released in the coming weeks.