June 21, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego head women's soccer coach Ada Greenwood, has released the Toreros' 2013 schedule. Seven NCAA Tournament teams and the renewing of its rivalry with cross-town foe San Diego State University highlight the Toreros' schedule.
"We are looking at playing strong non-conference RPI schedule to give us the opportunity to be ready to play the strong WCC schedule," stated Greenwood. "We are on the road at the top-three toughest places to play crowd wise, in Texas A&M, Portland and BYU. This give us best opportunity to get ourselves in a position to win the WCC and earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament."
USD will play a 20-match season and will be featured at Torero Stadium nine times, including hosting NCAA Tournament participants Cal State Northridge (Sept. 1), Long Beach State (Sept. 30), and Pepperdine (Oct. 19).
The Toreros will begin their 2013 campaign by hosting the USD Tournament, in which they will play San Jose State in the opener on Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and they will close out the weekend with an Aug. 25th showdown against the USC Trojans at 1:30 p.m.
San Diego then remains home for a pair of contests on Aug. 30 against UC Irvine and Sept. 1 against NCAA Tournament participant Cal State Northridge.
USD will then play their next six contests on the road, as they head to the Texas A&M Tournament against the host Aggies (Sept. 6) and Missouri (Sept. 8). San Diego then heads to Lawrence, Kansas to compete in the Kansas Invitational. USD opens playing this tournament against the host Jayhawks (Sept. 11) and close out play against Nebraska (Sept. 13).
The Toreros then get to renew their rivalry with the Aztecs of SDSU on Sept. 20 at a site yet to be announced. This marks the first time since the 2009 season that USD and SDSU have squared off in women's soccer. USD then returns a trip to play Cal State Northridge on Sept. 22 in Northridge, before finally coming home for their final WCC tune-up against NCAA Tournament participant Long Beach State on Sep. 30 at 7 p.m.
The Toreros then open up the ever so strong West Coast Conference schedule on Oct. 10 with a road trip to Santa Clara to take on the Broncos at 7 p.m. USD then remains in the Bay Area to take on San Francisco on Oct. 12.
San Diego then welcomes the Los Angeles based WCC schools to town on Oct 17 (Pepperdine) and Oct. 19(Loyola Marymount), before returning to the road for the next two weeks.
USD will travel to play Portland on Oct. 24, Gonzaga on Oct. 26 and then return to Provo, Utah to take on defending WCC champion and Elite 8 participant BYU on Nov. 1.
San Diego will close out their season with a pair of home matches on Nov. 7 against Saint Mary's and they then welcome WCC newcomer Pacific to Torero Stadium on Nov. 9 with a 1 p.m. match to close out the regular-season.
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