|RMU Kicks Off Season Sunday at Eastern Kentucky|
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
The Robert Morris University women's soccer team kicks off the fall season at Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, August 19, in a 1:00 p.m. game. The game is the first action of the 2012-13 season for any Colonials team and marks the earliest - by one day over last year's women's soccer season opener - that an RMU team has begun a fall season.
Robert Morris was picked eighth in the 2012 NEC Preseason Coaches' Poll. Eastern Kentucky was picked fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference in a poll conducted by the league's coaches.
The Colonials and the Colonels (this could get confusing) have never met.
Scouting the Colonels
Eastern Kentucky, who posted a record of 7-10-3 in 2011, were selected fourth in the OVC's preseason poll. Senior Deja Tennon and junior Lauren Fant were both All-OVC selections last season while sophomore Paige Larkin earned second team honors as a rookie. EKU had a miniscule 0.90 goals against average in 2011. The Colonels open the season against UNC Asheville Friday, Aug. 17.