Aug. 11, 2011
HOUSTON -- The Rice soccer team will host a season-opening exhibition against crosstown foe Houston Baptist at 7 pm at Holloway Field at the Rice Soccer Stadium on Friday (Aug. 12). The exhibition is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.
Overall Rice has 16 letterwinners, including seven experienced starters, returning from last year's squad that advanced to the Conference USA postseason tournament. The Owls officially open the 2011 campaign with a road match on Aug. 19 against longtime state rival Texas Tech (7 pm). The Blue & Gray's official home-opener is Aug. 21 against McNeese State (1 pm).