Final soccer weekend to include special events

The UMSL men's and women's soccer teams will celebrate their final fall home games this weekend with a series of special events.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s and women’s soccer programs will host their final home games of the season this weekend with a variety of activities also taking place in conjunction with the games at Don Dallas Field.

The UMSL Tritons will celebrate Homecoming tomorrow (Oct. 14) with games against Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro). The women are slated for a 5 p.m. start, with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

As part of the Homecoming festivities, UMSL will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the women’s soccer program. The Department of Athletics will honor the following:

  • The founding members of the 1981 women’s soccer team
  • Former administrator Judy Berres, who was instrumental in starting the program
  • Former coach Ken Hudson, who coached the program from its inception until 1996
  • Former coach Beth Goetz, who led the program from 1997-2007

In addition, author Dave Lange will be on hand autographing copies of his book “Soccer Made in St. Louis: A History of the Game in America’s First Soccer Capital,” which features UMSL’s contribution to the growth of the sport.

On Sunday (Oct. 16), UMSL will honor its seniors when they face the University of Southern Indiana (Vanderburgh County). The women will bid farewell to nine seniors before their noon game, followed by the men, who will honor their six seniors before they kick off at 2:30 p.m.

General admission for UMSL soccer games is $7 with children six and under free. UMSL students, faculty and staff are also admitted for free with their UMSL ID.

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