Aug. 24, 2005
HAMILTON , N.Y. - Colgate women's soccer is pleased to announce that fans will be able to listen to six regular season home games live and free of charge over the Internet. Each game will be preceded by a 10-minute pre-game show. The broadcasts can be accessed from the official Colgate Athletics website, www.goColgateRaiders.com. This season marks the second straight campaign in which fans will be able to hear Colgate women's soccer over the Internet. Last season's broadcast slate included the program's 10th Patriot League Championship and an epic NCAA Tournament upset of 13th-seeded Arizona.
Ted Rossman will once again call the play-by-play for the Raiders. Rossman is entering his fourth year behind the mic at Colgate. He has called the action for 12 different Colgate sports within that time.
The Raiders are returning nine of the 11 starters from last season's 13-7-2 team which won the Patriot League's regular season and tournament titles. Kathy Brawn will again grace the Colgate bench this season. Brawn, who is entering her 15th season as the Raiders' head coach, has won 64% of her games behind the Colgate bench.
The 2005 Colgate women's soccer broadcast slate gets underway with the squad's season opener, a Sunday, August 28 contest against Siena College. Game time is set for 1 p.m. Colgate will be looking to continue its dominance at Van Doren Field, as the Raiders finished last season 9-1-2 on their home pitch.
The following weekend, Colgate's season-opening three-game home stand continues with two more contests, both of which will be available over the Internet. Friday night, September 2, the Raiders host Albany in a 7 p.m. game. Last season, 2004 Patriot League Rookie of the Year Franny Iacuzzi (Evanston, Ill.) scored twice in a 3-1 win at Albany. Two days later, on Sunday, September 4, Colgate hosts Wagner College for a 1 p.m. kick-off. The two schools have never met in women's soccer.
Colgate's next home game - and next broadcast date - promises to be a tense battle. The Raiders host Syracuse on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Colgate will be looking to avenge last season's heartbreaking 2-1 loss at Syracuse, where the game-winning goal was scored by the Orange in the 84th minute.
The Raiders will remain at home for a Sunday, September 25 game against Columbia. The contest kicks off at 1 p.m. Listeners will find out if Colgate can continue its recent dominance of the Ivy League; the Raiders took two of three from the conference a year ago.
The sixth and final regular season broadcast promises to be an emotional Senior Night game. The Raiders will bid farewell to their five seniors - all of whom are serving as co-captains this season - prior to the Saturday, October 29 game against Patriot League rival American University. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
Potential post-season coverage will be determined at a later date. Updates will be posted at www.goColgateRaiders.com.
2005 Colgate Women's Soccer Internet Radio Schedule
(All games preceded by a 10-minute pre-game show)
Sunday, August 28 vs. Siena 1:00 p.m.
Friday, September 2 vs. Albany 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4 vs. Wagner 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21 vs. Syracuse 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25 vs. Columbia 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 vs. American 7:00 p.m.