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Men's Soccer - Tue, Jun. 25, 2013


LUBBOCK, Texas (June 25, 2013) – Lubbock Christian University men's soccer head coach Matt Barnes has announced the schedule for the Chaparrals 2013 season, and the regular season begins Sept. 5 with the Chaparrals hosting University of the Southwest (N.M.) at 4 p.m.

This season serves as LCU's first season with Barnes at the helm and their first in the Heartland Conference. The Chaps have 18 regular season games scheduled, with nine of the games scheduled for play at home.  Nine games are scheduled for Heartland Conference play, with Oct. 7 serving as the Heartland opener at University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  The  Chaps, who open the season playing four of the first six games at home, will only play four of their Heartland games at home this season. Following their Heartland opener in Odessa, Texas, the Chaps will host St. Mary's (Texas) on Oct. 12 for their first conference home game. They will remain home Oct. 14 to host Texas A&M International before a four-game road trip. From Sept. 28 through Oct. 28, LCU will play seven of nine games on the road.

LCU will play 13 of their 18 games against NCAA Div. II competition.  The Chaps will have conference games count towards their record, but they are ineligible for conference and NCAA postseason as part of their transition from NAIA to the NCAA. The Chaps went 7-7-3 last season. Returning to the fold this season is Billy Forbes, who was an NAIA All-American in 2011 with 23 goals. Forbes redshirted last season.