Women’s football publishes its 2022 calendar

DAYTON –The Wright State women’s soccer program announced its 2022 fall schedule on Wednesday, a slate that includes six regular-season home games and two matchups against teams in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

Exhibition games against Michigan State (August 6), Western Michigan (August 11) and Morehead State (August 14) will prepare the Raiders for their season opener in Bellarmine on August 18. WSU will remain on the road for conference non-contests against Dayton (August 21) and Miami (OH) (August 25) before hosting Central Michigan at Alumni Field on August 28 for its home opener.

Wright State will wrap up its non-conference roster in early September with road games at Butler (September 1), Eastern Kentucky (September 4) and Kentucky (September 8).

WSU will open the Horizon League action with a home game against defending conference champion Milwaukee on September 15. The Raiders will continue to host Green Bay (Sept. 22), Cleveland State (Oct. 1), Purdue Fort Wayne (Oct. 9). ) and Oakland (October 16) during the League portion of its schedule.

Wright State will face road games at Youngstown State (September 18), IUPUI (September 25), Detroit Mercy (October 6), Robert Morris (October 13) and Northern Kentucky (October 26) in conference.

The Horizon League Championship kicks off on October 30, with the No. 3 and 4 seeds as hosts. The remainder of the tournament will take place at the site of the No. 1 seed.

A season ago, the Raiders were 5-10-3 under the first-year head coach Travis Sober. The 2021 campaign featured non-conference wins at Marshall and Akron, as well as Horizon League victories over IUPUI, Cleveland State and UIC. A pair of returners in Olga Massombo and Olivia Mace received All-League honors.


Michigan State (August 6, East Lansing, MI; exhibition)

– Michigan State finished the 2021 season with a 10-5-3 overall record and a 5-4-1 conference record. The Spartans were eliminated by No. 5 seed Iowa (0-1) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. WSU and MSU last met in the regular season in the 1994 season. Wright State beat Michigan State (1-0) in the 1990 season.

Western Michigan (August 11, Alumni Field; exhibition)
– Western Michigan compiled a 6-12 overall record and a 4-7 mark in the MAC. The Raiders and Broncos last met in 2018 as WMU handed Wright State a 2-0 loss on the road.

Morehead State (August 14, Alumni Field; exhibition)
– Morehead State is coming off a 4-10-4 performance in 2021. The Eagles went 2-4-2 against opponents OVC and were ousted by SEMO in the first round of their conference tournament. WSU and Morehead played out a scoreless draw at Alumni Field during an exhibition last season.

Bellarmine (August 18, Louisville, KY; season opener)
– Bellarmine went 4-7-8 last season and advanced to the ASUN Tournament semi-finals as the No. 4 seed in the Western Division. The season opener will be the first-ever meeting between Wright State and Bellarmine.

Dayton (August 21, Dayton, Ohio)
– The Flyers finished the 2021 season with an overall record of 12-6-2 and an 8-2-0 mark in the Atlantic 10. Dayton earned a conference tournament win over No. 7 seed Richmond (3-1) before losing to No. 3 seeded Saint Louis in the semi-finals. UD were at their best in home games, posting a 7-1-1 record. WSU went 5-21-4 in 30 career meetings against Dayton.

Miami (OH) (August 25, Oxford, OH)
– Miami (OH) compiled an 8-8-3 overall record in 2021. The Redhawks went 5-6 against opponents MAC, which wasn’t enough to advance to the playoffs. Wright State picked up a 1-0 victory over Miami in 2019, as the current defenseman Michelle Rings scored his first college goal.

Central Michigan (August 28, Alumni Field; home opener)
– Central Michigan is coming off a 9-8-1 record in 2021, including a 6-4-1 mark in MAC play. The Chippewas earned a berth in the MAC Tournament but lost to Buffalo 2-1 in the quarterfinals. CMU owns a 2-0-1 all-time series advantage against Wright State.

Butler (September 1, Indianapolis, IN)
– Butler had a 15-5-1 overall record in 2021, highlighted by the program’s third appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs finished 7-2-1 in BIG EAST play, landing in third place in the conference and advancing to their seventh straight BIG EAST tournament. The Bulldogs’ season ended with a 2-1 loss to Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Wright State suffered a 3-1 loss to Butler in the 2021 campaign. Britney Petrosky scored WSU’s only goal of the game, while Jessica Seward totaled six saves in the second half.

Eastern Kentucky (September 4, Richmond, KY)
– Eastern Kentucky went 9-10 overall and 4-5 against ASUN opponents in 2021. The Colonels beat No. 2 seeded Liberty 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the ASUN Tournament before falling to top-seeded Lipscomb in the next round. The Raiders hold a 3-1-1 advantage against EKU in the all-time series. Last season, WSU lost a 3-0 decision to the Colonels at home.

Kentucky (Sept. 8, Lexington, KY; non-conference final)
– Kentucky finished the 2021 season with a 7-10-2 overall record and a 1-9 rating in SEC action. WSU and Kentucky have met four times, with the Wildcats holding a 3-1 advantage. In 1992, Wright State outscored Kentucky 3-1 at home.

Milwaukee (Sept. 15, Alumni Field; Horizon League opener)
– A season ago, the Panthers won their sixth regular-season championship in the past seven years and earned their fourth consecutive automatic NCAA Tournament bid by winning the Horizon League Tournament Championship. MKE opened the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Xavier, but then lost to No. 1 seed Virginia (2-0) in the second round. Wright State fell to Milwaukee 2-1 in their 2021 Horizon League opener, with Destiny Johnson being the only Raider to find the back of the net.

Youngstown State (Sept. 18, Youngstown, OH)
– Youngstown State compiled a 2-11-5 overall record and a 2-5-4 mark in the Horizon League. The Raiders used a goal late in the second half by Josie Krupp to tie last season’s game against YSU at 1-1, which would prove to be the final score after two overtimes. WSU holds a substantial advantage in the all-time series, leading 21-1-3.

Green Bay (September 22, Alumni Field)
– Green Bay posted an 8-3-6 overall record in the 2021 season, including a 4-2-5 mark against Horizon League opponents. The Phoenix beat No. 5 seed Cleveland State 4-0 in the Horizon League Championship quarterfinals, but fell to eventual champion Milwaukee 2-0 in the semifinals. Wright State battled to a 0-0 double-overtime tie against Green Bay a season ago. Erin Baker paced the defensive effort with six saves in 110 minutes, including one in the first overtime.

IUPUI (September 25, Indianapolis, IN)
– IUPUI finished the 2021 season with an overall record of 4-11-3. The Jaguars went 3-6-2 in HL action, including a 2-1 loss to Wright State. Maddie Mitchell and Destiny Johnson scored goals for the Raiders in the League win, while Jessica Seward contributed with four saves.

Cleveland State (October 1, Alumni Field)
– Cleveland State compiled a record of 6-11-2 in the 2021 campaign. The Raiders earned a 2-1 win at CSU last year, as Olga Massombo and Maddie Mitchell goals scored in the winning effort.

Detroit Mercy (October 6, Detroit, MI)
– Detroit Mercy went 3-13-2 overall and 2-7-2 in HL play in 2021. The Titans handed WSU a 2-1 loss last season, as UDM scored a goal with less than 20 seconds left in regulation time. WSU went 16-13-5 in 34 career meetings against Detroit Mercy.

Purdue Fort Wayne (October 9, Alumni Field)
– Purdue Fort Wayne finished the 2021 season with an overall record of 5-8-6. WSU took a 1-0 lead early in last year’s game against PFW, but Fort Wayne responded with two unanswered goals for the victory. Despite the loss, Wright State leads the all-time series 9-1-1.

Robert Morris (October 13, Moon Township, Pennsylvania)
– Robert Morris is coming off a 6-10-3 record in the 2021 season. WSU dropped a heartbreak to the Colonials last year, losing 2-1 in overtime. Britney Petrosky led the Raiders with one goal in the loss.

Oakland (October 16, Alumni Field; Senior Day)
– Oakland is coming off an impressive fall season, finishing 9-1-1 in conference en route to an appearance in a Horizon League championship game. The Golden Grizzlies handed the WSU a 3-1 regular season loss.

Northern Kentucky (October 26, Highland Heights, KY; regular season finale)
– NKU posted an overall record of 10-8-2 in the 2021 season. The Norse beat No. 6 seed Purdue Fort Wayne 1-0 in overtime in the Horizon League Championship quarterfinals before falling to No. 2 seed Oakland 3-1 in the next round. Wright State ended its 2021 campaign with a 2-1 loss to NKU at home.

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