College Soccer News: Courtyard by Marriott Partners with UC Riverside for Men's Soccer Invitational
Courtyard by Marriott and the UC Riverside Men's Soccer Team are partnering to bring area soccer fans the UCR/Courtyard by Marriott Soccer Invitational featuring four matches over the weekend of September 14-16.
San Diego State University (SDSU), which joins the Big West Conference next season, takes on Nebraska Omaha of the Summit League at 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, September 14, while the Highlanders host North Florida of the Atlantic Sun Conference in the nightcap at 8:00 p.m.
On Sunday, September 16, UC Riverside squares off against Nebraska Omaha at 9:30 am, and North Florida and San Diego State finish off the invitational at 3:30 pm.
UC Riverside is currently 5-0-0 in pre-conference action, following a 4-3 double overtime win against UNLV. SDSU is 1-2-1 with a win over Houston Baptist in the Courtyard Marriot SD Central Soccer Tournament September 7-9. Nebraska Omaha comes into the tournament with a 2-2-0 record after defeating Seattle University 3-2 over the weekend. North Florida brings a 3-2-0 record to the series after defeating Georgia Southern University 4-3 on Sunday.
"It has been and continues to be a pleasure working with UC Riverside, and we are proud to partner with the athletics department this fall to bring top-notch collegiate soccer to the Inland Empire," said Melanie Gilson, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott, Riverside. "It truly is a partnership, a team effort, as we expand the cultural opportunities available to those in the city of Riverside and the surrounding area."
All matches are at the UC Riverside Soccer Stadium on the campus of UC Riverside. Tickets to each day's matches start as low as $2.00, and are available for purchase on-line or by contacting the UC Riverside Athletics Ticket Office at (951) 827-4653.
The first 100 fans in attendance at the Highlanders Friday, September 14 match vs. North Florida will receive a free schedule poster, while Sunday's UC Riverside vs. Nebraska Omaha match features a post-match autograph session with UCR players.
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