May 15, 2008
The Baylor soccer team released its 2008 schedule head coach Marci Jobson announced on Thursday as 11 home games and five contests against teams that participated in the 2007 NCAA Soccer Championship highlight the slate.
"We are excited about the fall schedule," head coach Marci Jobson said. "I think that our non-conference games will prepare us for the Big 12 season. Our goal from the beginning of this past spring has been to get better everyday and that will continue to be a goal through this fall schedule."
Following an exhibition match at home against SMU on Saturday, Aug. 16, the Bears open the 2008 season on the road for the first time since 2004, as they take on UTEP on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Another road game follows on Friday, Aug. 29, as Baylor travels to Albuquerque to face New Mexico.
The Bears begin a six-game homestand with their first home game on Sunday, Aug. 31 against Presbyterian. Baylor will then host non-conference games against Prairie View A&M (Sept. 7), Arizona State (Sept. 12), UTSA (Sept. 19) and Houston (Sept. 21) before closing out non-conference action at Texas State (Sept. 26).
Baylor opens the conference schedule with a trio of games at home as the Bears welcome Texas A&M on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m. followed by contests against Iowa State (Oct. 3) and Nebraska (Oct. 5).
Baylor will host two more home contests, facing Oklahoma State (Oct. 17) and Oklahoma (Oct. 19) to close out the home portion of the schedule.
In addition to the home contests, the Bears will travel to face Texas Tech (Oct. 10), Colorado (Oct. 12), Missouri (Oct. 24) and Kansas (Oct. 26) in conference play prior to closing out the regular season at Austin, Texas, to face Sweet 16 participant Texas on Friday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.
"We are excited about the different teams we will see and the different styles of play we will see from game-to-game," Jobson said. "Each match is an opportunity to grow as a unit as we continue to rebuild this program."
Baylor returns a solid nucleus off a squad that went 7-10-2 in 2007.