Beavers Open Regular Season with UMKC on the Road
Aug. 31, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team embarks on a 14 day, four match road trip to kick of the 2010 campaign. First stop, Kansas City, Mo. where the beavers will face off with the University of Missouri at Kansas City Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium & Recreational Field with kickoff slated for 5 p.m. PDT.
The Beavers are opening the season on the road for the first time since 2006 when they played UC Davis to a 1-1 draw. They have not lost an opening game of a season since 2003 when the fell to San Diego State 2-1. That year they finished 13-7 and was the last time the Beavers made it to the post-season.
Oregon State went 0-1-1 in its two exhibition matches after playing Seattle Pacific to a scoreless draw and dropping the exhibition finale to Portland 3-1.
The Beavers will try to replace the goals that former Beaver and first overall selection in the 2010 Danny Mwanga had during his 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year Campaign.
Returners Colin Mitchell, Brian Ramsey and Travis Sanchez will be looking to increase their goal production to take over where Mwanga left off. Michell was the second leading scorer for the Beavers in 2009 with five goals and two assists. Sanches added another three goals while Ramsey led the team in assists with five.
Following their match against UMKC, the Beavers will head to Green Bay, Wis. before heading to DeKalb, Ill. where they will play against Northern Illinois and Northwestern. The 14 day, three city and four game road trip is the longest of the season for the Beaver.
Oregon State returns to action in its home opener Friday, Sept. 17 starting at 7 p.m. when they battle UC Davis to close out the first day of the Oregon State Hensor/Zaher Nike Classic.
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