Jan. 7, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A four-time indoor tournament in the Mollenkopf Athletic Center and a home date with Michigan at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex highlights Purdue women's soccer's 2013 spring schedule, unveiled by head coach Robert Klatte.
Butler, IUPUI and Milwaukee are scheduled to participate in the indoor tournament at Mollenkopf on Saturday, March 2. The Boilermakers are also slated to play road games at Kentucky (March 24) and Dayton (April 20) and participate in Indiana's Locks of Love Tournament in Terre Haute again. Kentucky, Michigan and Milwaukee all qualified for the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Dayton went 14-4-2 and led the nation in scoring offense but was left out of the field of 64.
Purdue is scheduled to compete on four of the five weekends from late March through mid-April. The now annual Locks of Love Tournament typically features two games for each of the participating teams. Players also have the opportunity to donate hair and other accessories to the Locks of Love charity.
While the 2013 fall schedule is still being finalized, Purdue is expected to open its campaign with the four-team Boilermaker Challenge Cup the weekend of Aug. 23-25. It would be the 13th edition of the tournament and feature teams from four different conferences. Purdue is also slated to play six of its 11 Big Ten games at home in the fall, beginning Sunday, Sept. 22 against Wisconsin. Northwestern, Illinois, Nebraska, Indiana and Minnesota are also scheduled to visit the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.
Purdue's 2013 Spring Schedule
Saturday, March 2 vs. Butler (Mollenkopf Athletic Center), Tied 1-1
Saturday, March 2 vs. IUPUI (Mollenkopf Athletic Center), Won 4-0
Butler vs. Milwaukee & IUPUI vs. Milwaukee also March 2 at Mollenkopf
Sunday, March 24 at Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.), 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 6 vs. Saint Louis (ISU Locks of Love Fundraiser, Terre Haute, Ind.), 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, April 6 at Indiana State (ISU Locks of Love Fundraiser, Terre Haute, Ind.), 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 -- Michigan (Boilermaker Soccer Complex), 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 -- Alumni Game (Boilermaker Soccer Complex), 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 at Dayton (Dayton, Ohio), 1 p.m.