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After starting their season with a friendly match against the Haitian National team, the Cornerstone women's soccer team begins its 2012 season on the road with games on Friday and Saturday against Taylor University and University of Saint Francis. The game time for Taylor University is set for Friday at 5:30 p.m. and the game time for Saint Francis is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m.Following the Fort Wayne games, Cornerstone will make its 2012 debut at Cornerstone Stadium on Wednesday, September 5, facing Spring Arbor University. The matchup, which kicks off a 10-game home slate this season, is set for a 4 p.m. start.
The Golden Eagles return 19 players from last year's squad and addition to its returners, Cornerstone welcomes 7 newcomers on the roster - Teigan Mitcham, Josie Litty, Rachel Schutter, Anna Buffum, Kerri Hoffman, and Charlene Kehoe.
The nine Golden Eagle seniors will look to lead their team to another WHAC tournament championship alongside a handful of young talent including - Maylani Siemasz (JR), Amanda Van Laar (JR), Kate Wiegman (SO), Maile Carigon (JR), and Kerri Hoffman (FR).
Sneak Peak at Taylor University and Saint Francis
The Trojans from Taylor University enter Friday's matchup coming off an 8-6-4 season in 2011, finishing conference play with a 3-3-3 record. The Trojans are coached by Scott Stan. Stan enters his fifth season at Taylor with 37 wins. Taylor University begins their 2012 season with wins against Virginia Intermont and Concordia. The Trojans look to continue their two game win streak against Cornerstone.
The Lady Cougars of Saint Francis enter Saturday's matchup coming off an 8-11 season in 2011, finishing conference play with a 3-6 record. The Lady Cougars are coached by Christy Young. This marks Young's fifth season at Saint Francis with 30 wins. Saint Francis begins their 2012 season with losses to Indiana Institute of Technology and Judson University. The Lady Cougars seek to get their first win against Cornerstone.