BOYDS, MD. (Mar. 20, 2015) – The Washington Spirit will face Virginia Tech on Saturday March 21st at 4PM at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland.The team wrapped up its second week of preseason on Friday, which was the first week of training for new forward Laura del Rio.
Virginia Tech is the first of three Atlantic Coast Conference teams the Spirit will face during preseason. Virginia Tech finished the 2014 season with an impressive 16-6 in the highly competitive ACC. The Hokies earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, but went out in the Round of 16 to Penn State.
“Virginia Tech is a strong, fast, hard working team that will give us a great game,” said Spirit general manager and head coach Mark Parsons. “I am a huge fan of Chugger (Coach Adair). This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate understanding of tactical work we have done so far in preseason as well as see how players are progressing.”
IMPORTANT CHANGE: Kick-off is set for 4 PM at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart – 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Parking is extremely limited. So please plan accordingly.
The Spirit have two more preseason matches on the calendar including the University of Virginia on Saturday, March 28th and the University of North Carolina on Saturday, April 4th. Both matches will kick-off at 7 PM at Maureen Hendricks Field.
The match against UVA will be free. Tickets for the UNC game can be purchased general online for $10 each in advance. Tickets will be available for purchase on site the day of game, but will cost $15 each. Fans can also purchase their tickets through the Washington Spirit online ticket portal here. All of the profits from the charity match will go to benefit Headers for Hope whose mission is to support local cancer charities.
The Washington Spirit will begin its 2015 season on the road facing the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday, April 10. The Spirit will make its home debut against FC Kansas City at Maureen Hendricks Field the following weekend on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Washington Spirit season tickets are available now (10 home matches), with packages starting as low as $170. Check out all of the phenomenal NWSL soccer at the Maryland SoccerPlex by calling 301-337-8579