The Rice soccer team opens the 2017 season with a pair of exhibition matches on Friday and Sunday (Aug. 11-13). Check out Owls head coach Nicky Adams' update in the above video.
Rice's 2017 debut is Friday evening on the road at SEC power LSU. Start time in Baton Rouge, La., is set for 6 pm. The Owls then return home to host longtime rival Stephen F. Austin the following Sunday. Opening whistle vs. the Ladyjacks is set for 5 pm at Holloway Field. There is no charge for admission to the home exhibition.
Rice returns eight of 11 starters that posted a 11-5-1 record and finished second in the Conference USA standings. The Blue & Gray return a total of 16 letterwinners from a year ago and welcome in a talented new recruiting class.
The Owls officially open the 2017 season on the road at national power Texas on Aug. 18 (Friday). Rice plays its home-opener on Aug. 20 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Join the Owls At Annual Fan Fest on Saturday (Aug. 12)
Rice Athletics will kick off an exciting fall season of football, soccer and volleyball on Saturday, August 12 when the Owls host their third annual Fall Fan Fest at Rice Stadium from 10:30 am -- 12:30 pm. More information on what is becoming one of Rice Athletics fastest-growing kickoff events, please click here.