Herd Prepares for Season Opener against Wright State


Jackson led the team in scoring last year

Jackson led the team in scoring last year

Aug. 23, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va.- The Marshall University men’s soccer team will entertain the visiting Wright State Raiders at the Trace Fork Soccer Complex in Charleston, W.Va., this Friday night at 7 p.m.

Admission to the event is free and concessions will be available for those fans who wish to witness the Thundering Herd soccer team kickoff the 2012 regular season against a Wright State team that was an impressive 11-7-2 last year.

Having lost last season’s opener 1-0 to the Raiders, Marshall will be looking to exact revenge on a Wright State team that holds a 6-4 all-time series record over the Herd. Marshall’s C-USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, Daniel Withrow, and C-USA All-Preseason Team members Tom Jackson and Anthony Virgara will spearhead the Herd effort as they seek to avoid opening the season with a loss for the second straight year.

Both schools were 0-1-1 in preseason exhibitions this fall and will be playing in their first official match of the 2012 season on Friday. Directions to the Trace Fork Soccer Complex may be found by clicking here, and game notes and live stats for the match may be found by clicking the links below.

Game Notes | Live Stats