GAMEDAY INFORMATION Iowa State at Purdue (Preseason Exhibition) Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. ET Folk Field / West Lafayette, Indiana All-Time Regular Season Series: Iowa State leads 1-0
Purdue women's soccer makes its season debut at Folk Field on Saturday, hosting Iowa State for an exhibition affair that doubles as the opener of a six-game homestand. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. Admission is free for all fans for all games at Folk Field this fall. The game is Purdue's only Saturday home date of the season. The annual Golden Boot rivalry trophy game with Indiana, set for Sept. 23 in Bloomington this year, is the only other Saturday game on the Boilermakers' schedule this year. Purdue also hosts Kent State, Loyola Marymount, Indiana State, DePaul and Dayton for regular-season games over the next four weekends. Like the Cyclones, Kent State and Loyola Marymount will also be making their first-ever appearances at Folk Field this month. The Boilermakers are much more familiar with Iowa State's top rival, the University of Iowa, but coincidentally have not hosted the Hawkeyes since September 2011. That changes when Iowa visits Folk Field in mid-October for Senior Day. Purdue is looking to build on its 2-0 exhibition win at No. 18 Notre Dame on Wednesday. Iowa State (10-8-1 in 2016) presents another good preseason test. The Cyclones' 10 victories last year were their most since also winning 10 games in 2012. Seven of those victories came away from Ames, highlighted by winning Auburn's tournament over Labor Day Weekend via victories against Georgia and the host Tigers.