(Rochester, NY) - The Rochester Lancers and Lady Lancers will be playing 4 home games in 3 days this weekend at the Charlie Schiano Sr Field at the Aquinas Institute.
Friday at 7:30pm the Lancers take on Syracuse FC and Saturday at 1pm the Lady Lancers will play the NJ Copa FC. Sunday will be a double-header with the Lady Lancers at 1pm against the New England Mutiny, and the Lancers at 4pm taking on AFC Cleveland.
“The Lancers are undefeated in the last 3 games and beat Syracuse FC 2-0 on May 26,” said Marc Mandell, Lancers GM, “On Sunday, defending NPSL Champions AFC Cleveland comes to town and will be playing against their former star player, Antonio Manfut - who will return to the field after his Red Card suspension.”
“The Lady Lancers have a revenge weekend playing against the 2 teams that spoiled the debut road trip,” said Loren Inglese, Coach and GM for the Lady Lancers, “Last weekend we outplayed the Long Island Rough Riders despite losing 2-0. We have been working on our offensive formation.”
Weekend passes for admittance into all 4 games can be purchased for only $20 at the ticket tent at Friday’s game. Individual game tickets are $10.
This is the return season for the Rochester Lancers Men’s team that was established in 1967 and celebrating their 50th anniversary. The Indoor Lancers played at the Blue Cross Arena from 2011-2015. Last year, the Rochester River Dogz played in the NPSL, owned by Marc Mandell and Nick Mojsovski. They joined forces with Doug Miller and licensed the Lancers name and logo for the return of the Outdoor Men’s Lancers team to Aquinas Institute this summer.
The Lady Lancers were created to fill the void of Women’s soccer in the Rochester, NY area when the Flash returned back to Buffalo at the end of their season last summer. Rochester, NY has a rich history of Women’s soccer since 1996 when the Rochester Ravens played the US national team. The WNY Flash were composed of some of the best players in the world, including national team stars, before leaving our area. Loren Inglese and Sal Galvano put together a competitive team in less than 30 days to compete in the UWS league.