The UC Santa Cruz Men's and Women's soccer teams will open their 2017 seasons on Friday facing some tough Division III competition.
Women's soccer will open the three-day Slugfest Classic against old rivals Chapman at noon. The Panthers won the squads' season opener 2-1 last year in Orange.
The four men's teams then take the field with Berry taking on Pacific (Ore) before the Slugs play the Milwaukee School of Engineering in the nightcap at 5pm.
After a single women's game on Saturday, the Classic features another tripleheader on Sunday the 3rd. The women play Whitman at 10 am. The men will switch partners, with Pacific facing MSOE at noon before UC Santa Cruz plays Berry to end the classic.