Soccer Hosts Valparaiso In Halloween Home Finale
Oct. 30, 2007
Wednesday, October 31 * 7:00 p.m. Central
Chicago, Ill.- The UIC men's soccer team wraps up its regular season home schedule this Wednesday, Oct. 31st with a Horizon League contest against Valparaiso.
Kickoff for the Halloween clash at Flames Field is set for 7:00 p.m.
Students are encouraged to dress up and take part in a special Halloween costume contest at the game.
The Flames must win out to take the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament, meaning UIC needs victories against the Crusaders and Loyola to earn the third slot and host a quarterfinal match at Flames Field on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Winning out would not guarantee a No. 3 seed, though, as Butler and Green Bay are also in the hunt. UIC needs two wins to get to 15 points and third place in the league standings. A Butler win against Wright State would give the Bulldogs 14, while Green Bay has completed its league schedule with 14 points.
UIC is 13-2-1 all-time against Valparaiso. The two teams were conference mates in the old Mid-Con until 1994 and will compete on the pitch for the first time since 1999.
For more information on UIC soccer, click on the updated match notes above.