Feb. 7, 2012
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Lady Vol soccer program is preparing to embark on an ambitious 2012 spring soccer schedule with contests against Western Carolina, Cincinnati and Wake Forest in addition to matches versus Tennessee Tech and Middle Tennessee while serving as host of the annual Tennessee Collegiate Classic on April 14 at the Regal Soccer Stadium.
"The spring is always an exciting time, as it essentially marks the beginning of next fall's season," Lady Vol Head Coach Brian Pensky said. "Certainly this particular spring is vital for our team, as we are all getting to know each other, both on and off the field. And these games will give us a good feel for where we stand as a team heading into the summer."
Included among the numerous squads visiting Knoxville for the Tennessee Collegiate Classic will be Tusculum College, Maryville College, Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Lee University, Tennessee Tech, UT-Martin, Belmont, Austin Peay and Lincoln Memorial University. The Lady Vols will open their participation in the event at 11:30 a.m. ET against Tennessee Tech and will also be in action at 5:30 p.m. ET versus Middle Tennessee.
2012 TENNESSEE SPRING SCHEDULE
Sunday, February 26
6 p.m.--Western Carolina vs. TENNESSEE (Regal Soccer Stadium)
Saturday, March 10
3 p.m.--Cincinnati vs. TENNESSEE (Regal Soccer Stadium)
Tennessee Collegiate Classic - Saturday, April 14
9:30 a.m.--Lee University vs. UT-Martin (Regal Stadium Practice Field)
11 a.m.--Belmont vs. Lincoln Memorial (Regal Stadium Practice Field)
11:30 a.m.--Tennessee Tech vs. TENNESSEE (Regal Soccer Stadium)
12:30 p.m.--Austin Peay vs. Maryville College (Regal Stadium Practice Field)
1 p.m.--Vanderbilt vs. Lee University (Regal Soccer Stadium)
2 p.m.--Middle Tennessee vs. Tusculum College (Regal Stadium Practice Field)
2:30 p.m.--UT-Martin vs. Belmont (Regal Soccer Stadium)
3:30 p.m.--Lincoln Memorial vs. Maryville College (Regal Stadium Practice Field)
4 p.m.--Tennessee Tech vs. Tusculum College (Regal Soccer Stadium)
5 p.m.--Austin Peay vs. Vanderbilt (Regal Stadium Practice Field)
5:30 p.m.--Middle Tennessee vs. TENNESSEE (Regal Soccer Stadium)
Saturday, April 21
2 p.m.--TENNESSEE at Wake Forest (Winston Salem, N.C.)