Men's Soccer Releases 2011 Season Schedule
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The Ohio Christian University athletic department has released the 2011 men's soccer schedule. The OCU men look to build off of last years' momentum as they went on a spectacular run during the 2010 season with a NCCAA National Runner-Up finish.
The 2011 schedule features several big games against talented non-conference opponents including Cedarville University (NCAA Div II). The Trailblazers will also be matching up with several NCAA Div III opponents Anderson University, Otterbein College, and Bluffton University. The non-conference schedule also games against several NAIA opponents with big matchups versus Asbury University, St. Catharine College, Shawnee State University, and Cincinnati Christian University.
"The 2011 season will be by far the most challenging the men's program has ever seen," said head coach Josh Murton. "We play one NCAA Division II team, three NCAA Division III teams, and four NAIA teams. Along with those games we will play a rematch of the 2010 NCCAA semifinal game when we take on Northland International in Detroit, Michigan."
The schedule also has some strong regional matchups against Mid-East Region rivals Crown College (TN), Appalachian, Kentucky Christian University and Johnson University. "Our region continuously improves and we will see tough matches with our fellow Mid East Region teams," said Murton. "We are excited about the opportunities we have this season and want to continue to build our program into one of the most respected soccer programs in the nation."
2011 Men's Soccer Schedule
08/26/2011 - 7:00pm Asbury University - Wilmore, KY
09/03/2011 - 3:00pm St. Catharine College - St Catharine, KY
09/09/2011 - 4:00pm Appalachian Bible College - Circleville, OH
09/10/2011 - 3:00pm Grace Bible College - Circleville, OH
09/14/2011 - 4:30pm Bluffton University - Circleville, OH
09/16/2011 - 5:00pm Crown College - Circleville, OH
09/17/2011 - 2:00pm Otterbein College - Circleville, OH
09/24/2011 - 3:00pm Northland International University - Detroit, MI
09/26/2011 - 4:00pm Shawnee State University - Portsmouth, OH
09/27/2011 - 5:00pm Kentucky Christian University - Circleville, OH
09/30/2011 - 7:00pm Johnson University - Knoxville, TN
10/01/2011 - 1:00pm Crown College - Powell, TN
10/08/2011 - 11:00am Appalachian Bible College - Mount Hope, WV
10/11/2011 - 7:00pm Anderson University - TBA
10/14/2011 - 4:00pm Johnson University - Circleville, OH
10/15/2011 - 3:00pm Kentucky Christian University - Grayson, KY
10/18/2011 - 4:00pm Cincinnati Christian University - Circleville, OH
10/24/2011 - 7:00pm Cedarville University - Circleville, OH
10/28/2011 (All day) Mid-East Regional Tournament - Mt. Hope, WV
10/29/2011 (All day) Mid-East Regional Tournament - Mt. Hope, WV
11/09/2011 (All day) NCCAA DII National Tournament - Kissimmee, FL