Wolfpack and Mountaineers Open Fall with Exhibition Match
Aug. 13, 2014
RALEIGH – The NC State women’s soccer team hosted its first and final exhibition contest Wednesday evening against Appalachian State at Dail Soccer Field.
The free-flowing match featured both sides using nearly their full rosters, as a combined total of 42 student athletes took the field throughout the evening.
“It was just good to get out and play 11 vs. 11,” said NC State head coach Tim Santoro. “We haven’t been able to do that much in training because of our numbers, so it was great for us to see some live action.
“We got better as the match went along, getting to the point where we were very comfortable in the second half. That’s a nice trait to have.”
Santoro’s roster this season includes eight returning starters from the 2013 team and features nine newcomers (two transfers and seven freshmen). His freshman class recently received notable acclaim, ranking among the top 20 classes in the country courtesy of BigSoccer and All White Kit.
The Wolfpack will officially open the 2014 season at home on Aug. 22 against UNC-Wilmington. First kick is set for 7 p.m. from Dail Soccer Field.