The battle between the Green Mountain State and the Bay State plays out on the soccer pitch when the University of Vermont Catamounts take on the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutewomen in NCAA Division I women’s soccer on August 10 at 5:00 PM at Applejack Stadium in Manchester, Vermont. The game is part of the 2017 College Soccer Series hosted by the Town of Manchester. The Catamounts are looking revenge their 2-1 lost to the Minutewomen in 2016 at Applejack Stadium.

“The team is looking forward to coming to Manchester again for a pre-season game with UMass,” said Kristi Lefebvre, UVM head coach. “We had a great experience last year all around, and expect another exciting game this August. Though our teams are in the middle of their preseason training, it is a great test and nice environment for the new players to get acclimated to the team and the speed of the college game.”

The Susan G. Komen New England Affiliate, the Town of Manchester, and the Burr and Burton Academy, UVM and UMass Amherst women’s soccer teams are teaming up to beat breast cancer. The Komen New England Affiliate will be at the game. Fans will have an chance to buy a Halftime Challenge ticket. One lucky winner will have a chance at halftime to shoot for fifty percent of the Challenge proceeds. Also part of halftime, five lucky spectators will have the opportunity to shoot for a $25 gift card to The Northshire Bookstore and dinner for two at The Perfect Wife Tavern. The halftime celebration is sponsored by The Northshire Bookstore and The Perfect Wife Restaurant.

The Manchester College Soccer Series continues on Tuesday, August 22 when the Castleton State University women play Southern Vermont College at 7:00 PM, followed by the Castleton men vs. the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Saturday, August 26 at 6:00 PM. On Saturday, September 2 (Labor Day weekend), Middlebury College battles NESCAC rival Williams College at noon. The Series wraps up on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 PM when the Southern Vermont College women hosts Lyndon State College in Division III action.

Concession food will be available for all the games. Admission is $3.00 for students and seniors and $5.00 for adults. Applejack Stadium is located at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, 340 Recreation Park Road in Manchester Center, VT.

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