The University of Arizona women's soccer team is set to kick off the regular season on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. MST against Abilene Christian at Mulcahy Stadium. Also, as announced by the Pac-12, the Wildcats will play in eight games that are scheduled to be aired live on the Pac-12 Networks. Six of the eight televised games will be played at Mulcahy Stadium.
"I love how this year's schedule came together," head coach Tony Amato said. "The Pac-12 had nine teams in the NCAA tournament last year, so we know how difficult league play will be. We were also aggressive with our non-conference games, which will challenge us in many different ways. We are focused on embracing these challenges and know we must continue to improve in order to be successful this season. Additionally, we have a growing fan base that will get to see some of the best women's soccer teams in the country play right here in Tucson. We are looking forward to playing fast, pressing and exciting soccer that will be fun for them to support."
There are 10 home games slated for the 2015 regular season, which include Abilene Christian, Santa Clara, Texas Tech, Pepperdine, Washington, California, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State and Arizona State.
The matches against Texas Tech and Pepperdine will be a part of the Arizona Cats Classic, which is set to begin on Sept. 11 at Mulcahy Stadium and Pac-12 play begins with Washington on Sept. 25.
The nonconference road games include Northern Arizona, San Diego State and Stephen F. Austin at the Sun Devil Classic in Tempe, Ariz., which is set to begin on Sept. 4 and UC Riverside.
Last season, head coach Tony Amato led the Wildcats to an 11-8-2 (4-5-1 Pac-12) record. The 11 wins were the most since the 2005 season when Arizona finished the season 11-8-3. The Wildcats advanced to the second round of the tournament by defeating Oklahoma State 1-0, but then lost to Texas A&M. It was the first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005 and first NCAA Tournament victory since 2005 as well.
You can still purchase season tickets here for a new low price ($40 for adults, $35 for seniors and $25 for youth ages 3-12). By becoming a season ticket holder, you get access to all 10 home games at the lowest price available and includes great benefits. Those benefits include an Arizona soccer scarf and parking.
Season ticket holders who are also Wildcat Club members get in-venue parking. Other season ticket holders get parking in the newly acquired lot right across the street on the north side of the stadium. Both lots are first-come, first-served for season ticket holders.