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UVI Buccaneers Soccer Team Road Season Continues; Home Opener Slated for Oct. 4

UVI’s Buccaneers soccer team continues its 2014 Liga Atltica Interuniversitaria (LIA) season with road match-ups against Metropolitan University on Friday, Sept. 26, and UPR-Carolina on Oct. 1. Both games are slated for 10 a.m. on Puerto Rico.

The Bucs’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, against Polytecnica University. The game will take place at 11 a.m. at UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. A second home game is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7, with UVI hosting Sacred Heart University at 11 a.m. Other match-ups in the season are schedule as follows:

  • Sept. 26 – UVI vs. UMET at 10 a.m. - at Sixto Escobar Comples – Old San Juan, PR
  • Oct. 1 – UVI vs. UPR-Carolina at 10 a.m. – Don Bosco - PR
  • Oct. 4 – Polytecnica vs. UVI at 2 p.m. - at Albert Sheen Campus (HOME OPENER)
  • Oct. 7 – Sacred Heart vs. UVI AT 2 p.m. - Albert Sheen Campus (HOME)
  • Oct. 10 – UVI vs. Caribbean University at 11 a.m. - at Bayamon Soccer Complex - PR
  • Oct. 15 – UVI vs. UPR-Bayamon at 10 a.m. - at Bayamon Soccer Complex - PR
  • Oct. 18 – Inter league Match vs. TBD 

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UPR-Rio Piedras Downs Buccaneers 4-0 in Opening Soccer Match

UPR-Rio Piedras, the defending LAI league soccer champions, defeated the UVI Buccaneers 4-0 on Friday, Sept. 19, at the season-opening match in Puerto Rico. Rio Piedras took a 2-0 lead in the first half and managed to add two additional goals late in the second half. UVI played the second half two players short, because the team’s two players from the St. Thomas Campus had to leave to catch their return flight. A conflict with the starting time on the schedule caused a later start than that on UVI's schedule.