DCTC Releases Men & Women’s 2008 Soccer Schedules

Blue Knights Anticipate Exciting Play this Season

The Dakota County Technical College Blue Knights men and women’s soccer teams have released their 2008 schedules. Both squads will compete against national-level opponents in the upcoming season.

On Aug. 26, the men’s team will travel to Marshalltown, Iowa, to battle the Marshalltown Community College Tigers, a conference rival that took third place in NJCAA Division I last year.

The women begin the 2008 season with two NCAA Division II exhibition games. The first is an away game on Aug. 22 against the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons. The second is a home game on Aug. 23 against the Northern State University Wolves.

Both the men and women’s teams will trek to Arizona over Labor Day weekend. The women will take on the Gateway Community College Lady Geckos on Aug. 28. On Aug. 29, both the men and women will play the Paradise Valley Community College Pumas. On Aug. 30, the men will go up against the six-time defending NJCAA national champion Yavapai College Roughriders in the brand-new Prescott Valley Amphitheater.

The men’s team will also face top competition from the Iowa Western Reivers, conference rivals whom the Knights beat last season for the first time in the program’s history. The men will also play the Iowa Central Tritons and MCC.

The women will take on national runner up Iowa Western as well as Iowa Central and the Rochester Community and Technical College Yellow Jackets. All home games will be played at North River Hills Park in Burnsville.