Jan. 20, 2012
OXFORD, Ohio - With the 2011 season in the rear-view mirror, the Miami University women's soccer team will take its first steps toward the 2012 season this spring as the RedHawks revealed their 2012 spring exhibition schedule, head coach Bobby Kramig announced Friday.
Miami will play five exhibition games in the span of a month with the first three on the road in the state of Kentucky. The `Hawks then conclude their spring slate with a pair of home contests.
The RedHawks open spring play at Louisville on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. Miami also played the Cardinals last spring and fell, 5-2, while the sides last played in the regular season to open the 2009 campaign - a 1-0 Louisville win. Four days later on Wednesday, April 4, the `Hawks head to Highland Heights, Ky. for a game against Northern Kentucky at 7:30 p.m.
Miami plays its final road game of the spring Tuesday, April 10 in Lexington, Ky. against the Kentucky Wildcats of the SEC at 7 p.m. The RedHawks and Wildcats tied a 1-1 contest two years ago during the 2010 spring season. Miami is 0-3 against Kentucky during the regular season.
On Saturday, April 14, the `Hawks play their first home spring game, hosting Wright State at Miami Soccer Field at 1 p.m. The two teams tied, 2-2, in Miami's only exhibition game this past fall. The RedHawks are 6-2-0 during the regular season against the Raiders. Miami then wraps up its spring schedule a week later, hosting California University (Pa.) at 3 p.m. on April 21.
Miami is coming off a 9-8-1 campaign in 2011 while posting a 4-6-1 mark in Mid-American Conference Play. The RedHawks lose four seniors from that team but return 94 percent of its goal scoring from last year (29 of 31 goals), led by First-Team All-MAC selection Jess Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.), who had nine goals in 2011. Miami also brings back 87 percent of its points (76 of 87) from this past season, including two other All-MAC selections in sophomores (rising juniors) Katy Dolesh (South Euclid, Ohio) and Kayla Zakrzewski (London, Ont.), who each tallied seven goals in 2011.
2012 Spring Schedule
Saturday, March 31 at Louisville 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Northern Kentucky 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14 vs. Wright State 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21 vs. California U. (PA) 3:00 p.m.