The Pilots women’s soccer team returns to Merlo Field this weekend to host the Nike Portland Invitational. Portland will face Central Michigan on Friday, with a 7 p.m. kickoff. Members of the Portland Thorns professional women’s soccer team will make an appearance and be available for pre-game autographs. Fan are encouraged to arrive early if they are interested in meeting the Thorns players. Tournament action continues on Sunday as the Pilots take on Wake Forest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday will be the first ever “Green Day” at a Pilots Soccer game—fans are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the game and help reduce pollution. All fans that ride their bikeswill be given a free full-priced general admission ticket to the game. Bike racks will be provided. For more information on all teams in the Nike Invitational or general athletics information, please visit portlandpilots.com. For ticket information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office in the Chiles Center or call 7525.
The Pilots volleyball team will return to the Chiles Center to host their own tournament, the Portland Nike Invite. The team is set to play three games, two on Friday and one on Saturday. The action kicks off at 12:30 p.m. as the Pilots take the court versus Fresno State. Later that day, the Pilots will face Wichita State at 7:30 p.m. They will also face Utah State on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Soccer fans are encouraged to attend the volleyball games and cheer on the Pilots: a soccer ticket stub from the weekend’s games will get you in to the volleyball games for free. For more information, please visit portlandpilots.com.