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Northwestern soccer to play home games at UIC, New Trier, ETHS

In addition to the games at Toyota Park, Northwestern has had to adjust on the fly due to Lakeside construction.

Photo: Henry Bushnell

Northwestern men's soccer announced its 2015 schedule Tuesday, 12 days after the women's program announced its 2015 slate, and we now know how Northwestern plans to accommodate the two programs displaced by construction on the new Lakefront Facility.

Earlier in June, it was announced that seven women's games and six men's games would be played at Toyota Park, the home of the Chicago Fire. That was only part of the plan, though.

The remaining portion of the home schedule — two games for the women, two for the men — will also be played off campus, at local colleges and high schools.

The men's team will play its two remaining home games at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The Wildcats will host Colgate on Aug. 29 and SIU-Edwardsville on Oct. 10 at Flames Field.

The women will play North Dakota on Aug. 21 at New Trier High School, a 10-minute drive from Northwestern's Evanston campus in Wilmette. Two days later, on Aug. 23, the women will host Valparaiso at Evanston Township High School, a five-minute drive from campus.

Overall, the men will play eight games at home as opposed to nine (plus three exhibition) on the road, while the women will play nine games at home compared to 10 (plus one exhibition) on the road.