Jan. 10, 2014
CHICAGO - The Loyola University Chicago men's soccer team announced the release of its 2014 spring schedule on Friday with play beginning Sunday, Feb. 23 at Michigan. The Ramblers will play a total of seven matches, concluding the spring slate when they compete for the Chicago Cup.
"As a program we are really looking forward to some top quality games this spring season," said Loyola head men's soccer coach Neil Jones. "This time of year is an important time for our players' development and we will be able to see how far our team has progressed against some of the top Division I and II teams in this region."
Following its trip to Ann Arbor, Loyola will return to the friendly confines of Loyola Soccer Park on Saturday, March 15 for a doubleheader against a pair of Division II opponents. The Ramblers will take on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside at noon before a 7 p.m. clash, under the lights, with Lewis University.
The Maroon & Gold will be back in action on Saturday, March 22 when they clash with in-state rival Western Illinois at Northwestern's Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill. One week later, Loyola will head north to face Milwaukee, a former Horizon League rival. The Ramblers will wrap up the spring schedule when they return to Lakeside Field on April 12th to battle for the Chicago Cup against local foes Northwestern, DePaul and UIC.
Jones welcomes back 18 letterwinners, including eight starters, from last season's team that finished fifth in Loyola's first year in the Missouri Valley Conference.
2014 Loyola University Chicago Men's Soccer Spring Schedule