CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard women's soccer
team, the defending Ivy League champion, will appear on the College
Game of the Week broadcast on the Fox Soccer Channel Sunday, Sept.
20, the network and the National Soccer Coaches Association of
America (NSCAA) announced recently. The Crimson's game at
Boston University will be shown live nationally at 5 p.m.
“The NSCAA is proud to celebrate five years of working with Fox Soccer Channel to showcase NCAA Division I soccer,” said Randy Waldrum, NSCAA President and Notre Dame women’s coach. “This partnership has helped raise the visibility of the sport in the past four years, and we look forward to offering another exciting schedule featuring some of the nation’s top programs, players and regional rivalries.”
Play-by-play responsibilities will be handled by Dean Linke, radio voice of the United Soccer Leagues’ Carolina RailHawks. He will be joined in the booth for the NSCAA College Game of the Week men’s telecasts by color commentator Keith Tabatznik, who recorded 220 career wins in 22 years as men’s soccer coach at Georgetown University. The primary color analyst for the women’s games will be Kyndra de St. Aubin, a former collegiate soccer player at the University of Minnesota who has covered the Milwaukee professional and collegiate sports scene for ESPN Radio and does television work for ESPN and the Big 10 Network.
"Fox Soccer Channel is pleased to once again be the home for the best in NCAA Division I soccer, bringing viewers the pride, passion and rivalries of the collegiate game,” said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Soccer Channel. "Our live and exclusive NSCAA College Game of the Week package is a key component of Fox Soccer Channel’s year-round coverage of the top international and domestic soccer competitions.”
Harvard and Boston University kicks off the women's portion of the network's College Game of the Week with the matchup against crosstown rivals. The Crimson, which won the 2008 Ivy League title with a 5-1-1 conference record and boasted a 10-4-4 overall mark, reached the NCAA tournament last fall for the first time since 2004.
The Crimson holds a 12-1-3 all-time advantage in the series against the Terriers, winning the last game, 1-0, in double overtime, in 2007.
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