Women's Soccer Announces 2002 Schedule 3/30/02

The Vanderbilt women's soccer team will once again play one of the toughest schedules in the nation next season as nine 2001 NCAA Tournament teams highlight their 2002 schedule. The Commodores will play seven regular season and one preseason exhibition game at the new Vanderbilt Soccer Stadium, which opens this fall.

After hosting Furman in a preseason exhibition game on August 23rd, the Commodores officially open their new home on August 26th as they host cross-town foe Belmont for the first ever-meeting between the schools. The opening homestand concludes on Sept. 1 as Saint Louis University visits Nashville. Vanderbilt will then take to the road for their next six contests over the next month beginning with a Sept. 5 match at UAB. The following weekend, the Commodores will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the Wake Forest Tournament. They open play at the event as they play traditional Pac-10 power Southern California before taking on Loyola (Md.) on Sunday. On Sept 20-22, the Commodores travel to the Lone Star state for a pair of matches against 2001 NCAA Tournament squads. A Friday night game at Texas in Austin is followed by a Sunday afternoon game in Dallas against SMU. The Commodores open the conference schedule on Sept. 27 as they travel to Kentucky. Vanderbilt returns home the first weekend in October as defending SEC champion Florida visit along with South Carolina. The remainder of the SEC home schedule includes visits by Mississippi State and Ole Miss, while the Commodores travel to Tennessee, Georgia, LSU, and Arkansas.The 2002 regular season concludes with a visit from Conference-USA power Marquette to Nashville on October 30. The Commodores will then travel to Oxford. Miss. Nov 7-10 for the SEC Tournament, hosted by Ole Miss.

"I am very excited to see how our team reacts to our challenging 2002 schedule," said vanderbilt head coach Ronnie Hill. "After the character-building 2001 season we experienced, I am anxious to see our team's results against some of the nation's top teams. This schedule will provide a good measuring stick for the future of our program."

The Commodores have 16 returning players from last seasons team who will be joined by 11 newcomers for 2002.

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