Men's Soccer Gearing Up For Spring Season
UMKC Athletics 3-31-2009
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The UMKC men's soccer team will play on five dates in the month of April for its spring season. The 'Roos open play with a pair of matches at Rockhurst on Saturday.
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Kansas City, Mo. -- Head coach Rick Benben and the UMKC men's soccer team is preparing to kick off its spring season.  The Kangaroos will play on five dates in the month of April with the three of the scheduled dates taking place at Bourke Field on the campus of Rockhurst University.

The squad, which is the defending Summit League Tournament champions, will kick off the spring with a noon game against Missouri-Rolla on Saturday afternoon (April 4) at Bourke Field.  UMKC will then battle the host Hawks later in the day beginning at 3 p.m.

After a one day break, the 'Roos will return to action on April 6 against the Kansas City Wizards.  The game will take place at Swope Park in Kansas City beginning at 2:30 p.m.

On April 11, UMKC will return to Rockhurst and Bourke Field for its second tournament of the spring.  The 'Roos will open play against Baker University at noon before facing off against the Nebraska Open Cup Team at 2:30 p.m.  

The following Saturday (April 18), UMKC will head north up I-35 for a 3 p.m. match against William Jewell.

The 'Roos will then conclude their spring season where it began at Bourke Field on April 25.  The team will open play against Benedictine at noon before meeting Rockhurst in the finale beginning at 3 p.m.

On the evening of the 25th, UMKC will hold a team banquet at the University Center (Room 106) beginning at 7 p.m.  The banquet will feature a reception, dinner and an awards ceremony.  Cost to attend is $20 per person, which includes a dinner buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Fred Schlichting at 816-235-5830 or

2009 UMKC Men's Soccer Spring Schedule

Saturday, April 4 - at Rockhurst University
12 p.m. - UMKC vs. Missouri-Rolla
3 p.m. - UMKC vs. Rockhurst
Monday, April 6 - Swope Park
2:30 p.m. - UMKC vs. Kansas City Wizards
Saturday, April 11 - at Rockhurst University
12 p.m. - UMKC vs. Baker
2:30 p.m. - UMKC vs. Nebraska Open Cup Team
Saturday, April 18 - at William Jewell
3 p.m. - UMKC vs. William Jewell
Saturday, April 25 - at Rockhurst University
12 p.m. - UMKC vs. Benedictine
3 p.m - UMKC vs. Rockhurst
7 p.m. - UMKC Men's Soccer Banquet - University Center, Room 106
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