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IU women’s soccer announce 2018 spring schedule


IU celebrates after junior forward Maya Piper scores her seventh goal of the season against Iowa on Oct. 12 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Former IU women's soccer associate head coach Sergio Gonzalez left the program Tuesday to become an associate head coach with the Ohio State men's soccer team. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

After failing to make the Big Ten Tournament, the IU women’s soccer team will look to start 2018 off on the right foot with six spring games.

“We’ve lined up a challenging spring schedule that will push us to improve and allow us to face many different playing styles,” IU coach Amy Berbary said in a press release with IU athletics. “The next few months will help us lay the groundwork for the fall season, so it’s important that we get better with every opportunity.”

IU will face a tough challenge in their first match as they take on Butler in the Circle City Showcase at Grand Park on Feb. 24. The Bulldogs made the NCAA Tournament last season with a 13-2-6 record. In 2016, the Hoosiers defeated the Bulldogs 1-0 in Indianapolis.

After the match against Butler, IU won’t play again until March 24 when they take on St. Louis at the IU practice field. The two teams have played the past three spring seasons. The game will be open to the public.

In the only game at Bill Armstrong Stadium, the Hoosiers will take on Evansville on April 6. Admission is free and open to the public as well. 

IU will then travel to Western Kentucky the following weekend to take on the Hilltoppers and Middle Tennessee in back-to-back games. The Hoosiers have never played WKU in the regular season.

In the final weekend of the spring schedule, IU will head back to Grand Park to take on Notre Dame on April 21. The Fighting Irish finished its season a year ago by advancing to the Sweet 16. IU has never defeated Notre Dame.

Phillip Steinmetz

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