NEWBERRY — Head women’s soccer coach Deedee Alexander has released Newberry’s 17-match schedule for the 2017 season, highlighted by eight home dates at the Smith Road Complex.
“I think we’ve got a challenging schedule that’s going to really test us this season,” Alexander remarked. “We go to Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne who were both NCAA Tournament teams last year and we’ve got some great nonconference matchups as well. And with eight games at home our fans will have plenty of chances to watch us compete.”
The Wolves begin the season with consecutive home games Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 vs. Lees-McRae and Lander, respectively. The South Atlantic Conference slate begins with a Sept. 13 trip to Coker, while the home opener a week later vs. Catawba opens a three-match SAC homestand to close out September.
Family Day will take place during a Sept. 30 matchup with Tusculum, who finished in a three-way tie atop the SAC standings last season and narrowly missed an NCAA Tournament appearance. Mars Hill will be the opponent for the Wolves’ annual Senior Day game on Oct. 21, which also falls during Homecoming weekend. Another matchup of note is Newberry’s trip to Albany State on Oct. 16, part of the Golden Rams’ women’s soccer program’s inaugural season.
The Wolves also travel to both Carson-Newman (Sept. 16) and Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 28), the conference’s two postseason representatives last season. The game against the Bears will be the regular season finale. 2017 SAC Women’s Soccer Championship play begins on campus sites on Tuesday, Oct. 31, with the semifinals and finals set for Nov. 3 and 5 in Rock Hill.
Aug. 31 Lees-McRae NEWBERRY 4 p.m.
Sept. 2 Lander NEWBERRY 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 @ Francis Marion Florence 5 p.m.
Sept. 10 Lynn NEWBERRY 11 a.m.
Sept. 13 @ Coker* Hartsville 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 @ Carson-Newman* Jefferson City, Tenn. 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 Catawba* NEWBERRY 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 Wingate* NEWBERRY 1 p.m.
Sept. 30 Tusculum* (FW) NEWBERRY 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 @ Anderson* Anderson 5 p.m.
Oct. 7 @ Lincoln Memorial* Harrogate, Tenn. 1 p.m.
Oct. 11 @ Emmanuel Franklin Springs, Ga. 6 p.m.
Oct. 14 Queens* NEWBERRY 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 @ Albany State Albany, Ga. 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 Mars Hill* (SD, HC) NEWBERRY 1 p.m.
Oct. 25 @ Erskine Due West 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 @ Lenoir-Rhyne* Hickory, N.C. 2 p.m.
Oct. 31 SAC Championship Quarterfinal Campus Sites TBA
Nov. 3 SAC Championship Semifinal Rock Hill TBA
Nov. 5 SAC Championship Final Rock Hill TBA