Xavier Women's Soccer Opens Regular Season at JMU Invitational

Aug. 21, 2014

CINCINNATI - The Xavier women's soccer team kicks off the 2014 regular season this weekend at the James Madison Invitational, marking the start of the 2014-15 athletic year. The Musketeers will travel to Harrisonburg, Va. to play the first two games of five-game stretch on the road to open the season.

The Musketeers will face the host Dukes at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. JMU finished 2013 season with a 15-5-1 record. Click here to follow live stats for Friday's match.

Xavier's second matchup of the weekend will take place Sunday at 11:30 a.m. against the Towson Tigers. Live stats for Sunday's game will be available here.

Xavier head coach Woody Sherwood adds eight new faces to the roster this season and brings back a strong core from last year's 9-8-1 squad, Xavier's first winning season since 2005. The Musketeers will feature 18 returning players, including senior captains Katie Schweer and Katie Marksbery. Sophomore defender Courtney Kobashigawa, who was named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST second team by College Sports Madness, was part of the Xavier backline that helped XU record eight shutouts last season.