August 15, 2013

Soccer Set for Exhibition at Texas Friday

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's soccer team will head to Austin for an exhibition contest on Friday, Aug. 16. The game, which is slated to start at 7 p.m., will be televised live on the Longhorn Network.

Admission to the game, at Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field, is free for all.

This will be the final tune-up for the Islanders before they play host to the inaugural regular-season match in program history on Friday, Aug. 23. The match against Houston will also feature the Grand Opening of the Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium, the multi-million dollar home of the Islanders Soccer Program. The ceremony starts at 4:55 p.m. with the game to follow immediately afterward at 5.

The Islanders are entering their first season as a varsity program, a year and a half after head coach Shanna Caldwell was hired to start the program in January 2012. A&M-Corpus Christi features 25 players on its roster – 17 freshmen to go along with eight transfers. Among those are three sophomores, four juniors and one senior, with four players having played at the Division I level in their careers.

A&M-Corpus Christi is coming off an impressive performance in a preseason scrimmage at Houston-Victoria in which it defeated the Jaguars 4-0 and outshot UHV 24-1. Alyssa Miller scored a pair of goals in the victory, while Rachel Keeley and Hannah Joseph each put a ball in the back of the net as well.

To find out if you have access to the Longhorn Network, click here. Live stats and video will also be available on TexasSports.com, and updates throughout the game will be provided on Islanders Soccer's official Twitter feed, @IslandersSoccer.