Oakland Hosts New Hampshire in Regular Season Opener
The regular season kicks off Friday at 7 p.m.

Aug. 23, 2012

ROCHESTER, Mich.- The 2012 season will kickoff in earnest for the Oakland men's soccer team on Friday, when the team hosts New Hampshire at the OU Soccer Field at 7 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies scored six goals over three games and were undefeated in preseason play.

Oakland (0-0) vs New Hampshire (0-0)
Rochester, Mich.  - August 24, 2012 - 7 p.m.

OU Soccer Field (1,000)

Team Stats (2011)
Oakland / New Hampshire
Ticket Info

Adults - $5 ; Kids (12 under) $3; Kids (3 under) Free
(Purchase tickets at the field on the day of the game)


Gates open at the OU Soccer Field one hour before kickoff

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▪ The Golden Grizzlies posted a 2-0-1 record during the preseason and never failed to score under two goals in a match

Kyle Bethel and Miche'le Lipari both finished the preseason with a goal and an assist to lead OU in preseason scoring

▪ Goalkeeper Wes Smith picked up the assist on Gavin Hoy's goal against defending Horizon League Champions Valparaiso

▪ The Golden Grizzlies were picked third in this season's Summit League Preseason Poll

▪ Despite playing some of their toughest competition early in the season, Oakland boasts a 6-6-2 record in season-opening matches as a Division I program

▪ The Golden Grizzlies are 8-3-3 in the first home match of the season since joining the Division I ranks

▪ Four Oakland players were recognized by CollegeSportsMadness.com for preseason all-league honors. John Timm was named to the first team, while Johnny Dreshaj and Jeff Cheslik earned second team honors. Jacob Vanderlaan was named Preseason Freshman of the Year.

▪ Oakland has won 11 Summit League Championships during its first three years in The Summit League and advanced to five NCAA Tournaments.

▪ Be sure to check out postmatch coverage, which includes Grizz Vision interviews with the players and coaches



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