SANTA CRUZ (8-24) – UC Santa Cruz's women's soccer team started their 2015 season on Monday as they hosted an exhibition match on the friendly pitch of Lower East Field against NCAA Division II opponent CSU East Bay.
Monday's exhibition was the first match against intercollegiate competition together as a unit for the young Banana Slugs, who boast thirteen underclassmen. It also gave the returning players a chance to gain cohesion with one another.
The Banana Slugs fought hard in their lone exhibition match as they tied with the Pioneers.
The Banana Slugs will begin their season on Tuesday September 1st as they will travel to fellow NCAA Division III member California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Kickoff is set for 7 pm.