Mississippi State soccer slates Tupelo scrimmage

Mississippi State opens the 2012 soccer season Aug. 17, but fans in Tupelo can get a first look at the squad when it plays an intrasquad scrimmage at Ballard Park on Saturday.
The match kicks off at 2:30 p.m., with head coach Neil Macdonald and his team conducting a clinic afterward.
“We are thrilled to be going back to Tupelo,” Macdonald said. “Our players are excited about having the opportunity to give back to a community that embraces soccer and Mississippi State the way Tupelo and the surrounding area do.”
In addition to the action on the pitch and the free clinic, attendees
will have the opportunity to win door prizes.
Currently in the midst of preseason training camp, Mississippi
State hosts Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 to begin the 2012 season.