Soccer Hosts South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette On Fun-Filled Home Opening Weekend


Sept. 4, 2008

A lot has happened to the Lamar women's soccer team since the start of preseason workouts just over a month ago, from practices under a new coaching staff to a pair of road games and most recently the hurricane evacuation to Fort Worth, eight consecutive home games might be just what the doctor ordered for the second-year program.

Lamar welcomes South Alabama to Cardinal Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. before a matchup with Louisiana-Lafayette at the Cris Quinn Soccer Complex in west Beaumont on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Jaguars are 1-2 on the season with losses to LSU and Southern Miss, and a 3-1 win over Nicholls State last Friday. USA defeated LU 11-1 in Natchitoches, La. last season in their only previous meeting.

ULL is 0-2-1 through the early part of the schedule, which includes losses to Southeastern Louisiana and UTEP, along with a 1-1 tie against Eastern Washington. The Ragin' Cajuns will play at Houston on Friday before Sunday's contest in Beaumont.

Admission to both games are $3 for adults and $2 for fans ages 4-17 and 55 and older. Admission for Sunday's game is also free for youths in their soccer uniform.

For those soccer enthusiasts that need something to do on Saturday, the LU coaches and student-athletes will be hosting an entire day of community activities at the Cris Quinn Soccer Complex.

Saturday's activities include:
8 a.m.-Noon: Interactive games with Lamar coaches and student-athletes with t-shirts, free give-a-ways, prizes, etc.
Approximately 5 p.m.: Barbeque
6-7:30 p.m.: Open practice session to watch the Lamar players train for Sunday's game
Immediately following practice: Q & A session with the Lamar coaching staff and student-athletes

Sunday's game will be played at the Spindletop Select Field No. 1. The Cris Quinn Soccer Complex is located at 9000 Dishman Road, where Major Drive and Delaware Street intersect.



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