Athletes in Action Hosts College and Local Area Soccer Teams

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NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Soccer Champions Showcase their soccer skills against other College Soccer Teams April 9th and 10th at Athletes in Action

Xenia, Ohio. Athletes in Action Sports Complex host College Teams in Spring Soccer Festival! Athletes in Action will be hosting a Spring Soccer Festival on April 9-10, 2011 at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex at 1197 S. Detroit St., Xenia, OH 45385.  Women’s College teams will be playing spring matches on Saturday, April 9th.  Women’s college teams that will be participating include University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, Wright State University, Akron University, Youngstown State University, Walsh College, Cedarville University, and Wilmington College.  The women’s college teams will be playing 45 minutes matches throughout the day beginning at 11 am and ending at 5 pm.  The highlight of the Women’s event will be a 90 minute match between NCAA Champion Notre Dame and NCAA semi-finalist Ohio State on Saturday, April 9th at 3 pm at the AIA Sports Complex.   These teams faced off in the Semi-finals of the NCAA tournament in December of 2010, with Notre Dame defeating OSU 1-0 and going on to defeat Stanford to win the NCAA crown. The Womens schedule can be found at:  College Women’s Game Schedule on Saturday, April 9

Men’s College teams will be playing matches on Sunday, April 10th.  Men’s college teams that will be participating include, NCAA champion University of Akron, Ohio State University, Notre Dame University, Wright State University, Cleveland State University, Bowling Green State University, and University of Cincinnati.  NCAA champion University of Akron, will kicking off at 12 pm against Wright State, 2 pm against Notre Dame and 3 pm against University of Cincinnati.  The University of Akron won the NCAA College Cup crown by defeating the top seeded University of Louisville by a score of 1-0.  All the college men’s matches will be 45 minutes in duration with matches kicking off at 11 am and ending at 5 pm.  This is a great opportunity to see a number of the top men’s soccer programs in the Midwest compete at the AIA sports complex. The Men’s schedule can be found at:         College Men’s Game Schedule on Sunday, April 10

In addition to the men’s and women’s college spring matches, there will be a number of youth and high school club soccer games playing side by side with the college teams on the AIA soccer fields.  Athletes in Action wishes to extend an invitation to the Dayton area and Ohio South soccer community to come out to the Sports Complex on April 9-10 and celebrate soccer at all levels in our community.  Admission is free for the event.  Concessions will be available throughout the day.

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