COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Matches with the Washington Spirit of National Women's Soccer League and ACF Torino of the Women’s Premiere Soccer League highlight the 2014 spring Maryland women's soccer schedule, Maryland women's soccer coach Jonathan Morgan announced today.
"As usual, we have comprised a really challenging spring schedule versus a wide array of playing styles,” said Morgan. “I believe each of our opponents will present some unique challenges for our team. We are really excited to see how the players embrace the competition of our opponents and within our own team. Each game will give our staff the opportunity to evaluate the players and determine who is capable of fulfilling certain roles as we prepare for the fall.”
The spring season will kick off with a home match vs. ACF Torinio, but the date and time are still to be determined.
Maryland then faces the NWSL's Washington Spirit in the feature match at the Headers For Hope Spring Showcase at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md., on Saturday, April 15. The Spirit lists former Terp Jasmyne Spencer on its professional roster.
According to its website, "Headers For Hope was established in honor of every individual who has been diagnosed with cancer; every family member who has held the hand of their loved one being treated for cancer; and all friends acting as a support system to someone who has been told the news they have cancer. Unfortunately, cancer more often than not hits home, which means this foundation was established for you." For more information or to donate to Headers For Hope on behalf of Maryland Women's Soccer, please follow this link.
The Terps will play three collegiate teams to wrap up their 2014 spring slate. Maryland will play at Georgetown on April 15 before traveling to play at fellow Big Ten member Rutgers on April 18. A home contest with West Virginia out of the Big 12 on April 26 will conclude Maryland’s offseason schedule.
2014 Maryland Women's Soccer Spring Schedule
• TBD vs. ACF Torino – College Park, Md.
• April 5 vs. Washington Spirit, 7 p.m. – Germantown, Md. (Maryland SoccerPlex)
• April 15 at Georgetown, 7:30 p.m. – Washington D.C.
• April 18 at Rutgers, 7 p.m. – Piscataway, N.J.
• April 26 vs. West Virginia, 12:30 p.m. – College Park, Md.