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Winthrop women's soccer schedule released

Winthrop head women's soccer coach Melissa Heinz has announced the schedule for the 2007 season that includes 20 games with two of those being exhibitions.

The defending Big South regular season champions will play eight games at home with the first one of those being against Francis-Marion on Aug 31.

Following their first home game, Winthrop stays away from the Eagle Field on a six-game road swing that includes Appalachian State, Western Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia State, Tennessee Tech and Austin Peay.

The Lady Eagles then return home in late September to face Georgia Southern and play their first Big South opponent taking on Charleston Southern in the first week of October.

After visiting future Big South school Presbyterian and hosting South Carolina State, Winthrop will have its sights on conference play for four consecutive games as it squares off against Liberty and UNC Asheville on the road and hosts Coastal Carolina and VMI.

The month of October ends with a non-conference match-up at home vs. UW-Green Bay and a league game at Radford.

High Point will be Winthrop's last opponent before it heads to Charleston for the Big South Conference Tournament, which will be played at Blackbaud Stadium.

The Lady Eagles should remain strong as they return nine starters and 14 players overall from last year's regular season championship team. Nine newcomers have been added to compose the 2007.

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Johnson, whose legal name is Terry Darnell Johnson, was arrested when officers pulled him over at 3:30 a.m. for driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Duncan said an officer placed him under arrest because he believed Johnson was under the influence of alcohol. He was released without being booked or charged after providing a blood sample, and police said he was very cooperative.

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