WCHA releases conference schedules; Women’s soccer team looks to bounce back
July 27th, 2012
Omaha, NE – Omaha, NE – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced its upcoming year’s conference schedule this week, and Maverick soccer looks to bounce back from a tough in augural season.
The UNO Maverick women’s soccer team opens up its season in 15 days with an exhibition game against the University of South Dakota. The game will be played at UNO Soccer Field on 68th and Spring Streets in Omaha.
UNO comes into the year following a record of 5-7-2: Coach Don Klosterman’s only losing record since the University started women’s soccer in 1999. The Mavs tallied an astounding record of 97-12-6 for the five seasons between 2002 and 2006. But last year was its first as a Division-I team.
This year, the Mavs return eleven players from last year’s team and add eight recruits to complete the 19-spot roster. Katelyn Tschida, one of the teams’ two goalkeepers, called it quits following her sophomore season, so UNO added a late entry in June. Goalkeeper and Boise, Idaho native Meaghan Clark joins the team as only the second goalkeeper to add competition with sophomore Sarah Warren, who appeared in one game last year.
In hockey news, the WCHA announced its conference schedule this week for the upcoming season. UNO faces three of the top teams last year in the WCHA standings at home this season. The Mavs have scheduled series against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 10 and 11), Colorado College (Jan. 4 and 5) and North Dakota (Feb. 8 and 9) all to be played at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. The WCHA also announced its conference tournament — the Red Baron™ WCHA Final Five, which will be played at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota in March.
The Mavs return 17 players to the roster from last year. But UNO lost its leading scorer from last year’s squad. Junior Terry Broadhurst signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Broadhurst was a team captain last year and left UNO with 40 career goals, including seven game winners. UNO opens the season on October 8th against Lethbridge University.
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