KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMKC women's soccer head coach Chris Cissell announced on Monday that the 2017 schedule has been completed and includes 19 regular-season matches. The Roos will play eight home matches at Durwood Soccer Stadium, including an exhibition game against Kansas State on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. CT to kick off the season.
“We are very excited about our 2017 schedule,” commented Cissell. “We feel like we have put together an extremely competitive, exciting nonconference schedule that our fans will thoroughly enjoy. We know our schedule will test our team and prepare us for the challenges of the conference schedule and WAC tournament.”
UMKC will open the 2017 slate with a pair of matches at Oral Roberts (Aug. 18) and Oklahoma State (Aug. 20), before playing its first home games against Illinois-Chicago (Aug. 25) and South Dakota State (Aug. 27).
A three-game road swing will take the Roos to Drake (Sept. 1), Iowa State (Sept. 3) and Creighton (Sept. 8) to open September. UMKC will return to Durwood Soccer Stadium for two of its next three matches, hosting Omaha (Sept. 10) and South Dakota (Sept. 17), with a trip to Missouri State (Sept. 15) in between.
The Roos will wrap up its competitive nonconference schedule on the road against Illinois State (Sept. 29) and Indiana State (Oct. 1).
Utah Valley (Oct. 6) and Seattle U (Oct. 8) highlight the beginning of Western Athletic Conference competition at Durwood Soccer Stadium. The Roos will play four of their final five conference contests on the road, including matches at CSU Bakersfield (Oct. 13), Grand Canyon (Oct. 15), New Mexico State (Oct. 22) and Chicago State (Oct. 28).
UMKC will recognize its five seniors on Oct. 20, when the Roos host UT Rio Grande Valley for its final home game of the season.
The Roos will return nine starters in the fall from a team that made its way to the WAC Championship game in 2016.
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