Thursday, September 2, 2010

UIS notes: Prairie Stars soccer team to have new look

With the season-opening match just one day away, University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars men’s soccer coach Chad Jones has a clearer vision of the near future.

That’s because UIS scrimmaged Lincoln College last Thursday and played an exhibition match Saturday against Millikin. Millikin beat UIS 3-0 in the exhibition match. The women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to Millikin in an exhibition.

The NCAA also cleared several players Wednesday to play for the Stars, who host William Jewell in a non-conference match at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kiwanis Stadium. UIS faces Rockhurst in a Great Lakes Valley Conference match at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The women’s team plays at 5 p.m. Friday and noon Sunday.

“This weekend we’ll have a completely different lineup,” Jones said.

Lincoln Land Community College transfers Brandon Belcon, a junior midfielder/forward, and Brett Schubert, a junior forward, are new additions to the men’s soccer roster.

The team was featured along with the UIS women's golf and volleyball teams in a September 2, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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