Clinton, S.C. – Presbyterian College and head men’s soccer coach Jonathan Potter announced the 2018 schedule on Tuesday. The 17-match schedule includes eight home games and will be proceeded by three exhibitions, two at home and one on the road.
The schedule also includes nine non-conference matches against teams from five different conferences: the ACC, Atlantic Sun, Horizon League, Southern Conference and Sun Belt.
“Our staff is excited to be announcing our schedule,” said Coach Potter. “Our philosophy has always been to test our team against the best opposition possible in our non-conference games in order to prepare for the Big South, and 2018 will be no different.”
The season will begin with a pair of home exhibitions against Georgia Southern, on August 11, and Georgia Gwinnett, on August 14. The Blue Hose will then travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., on August 19 to play North Carolina in an exhibition. All three matches will begin at 7 pm.
The regular season will then begin with a pair of home games against UNCG, on August 24 at 7 p.m., and against Florida Gulf Coast, on August 26 at 1:00 p.m.
“We are excited to play ten home matches at Martin Stadium and Edens Field in front of our PC community and fans in Clinton. The support from our alumni and fans has been tremendous for our program.”
Presbyterian will then enter a tough road trip that will see the Blue Hose play at NC State on August 31, at Wake Forest on September 4, at Furman on September 8 and finally at Georgia State on September 15. All four road games will be 7 p.m. starts.
The Blue Hose will have two more home matches before starting conference play. First, on September 18, PC will host Belmont at 7 p.m. Then, on September 25, they will play Mercer in another 7 p.m. contest.
The Big South portion of the schedule will begin with a road game at Campbell on September 28 at 7 p.m. The rest of the conference games alternate between home and away. PC will have home games against Winthrop on October 3, UNCA on October 10, Longwood on October 20 and High Point on October 31. The Blue Hose will travel to Radford on October 6, USC Upstate on October 13 and Gardner-Webb on October 27. PC will also squeeze a non-conference game in against Appalachian State on October 23 in Boone, N.C.
“The Big South Conference continues to be very competitive with lots of parity each year. Every game has significant importance due to the Big South Conference tournament format. We are eager for the work that lies ahead to meet the competitive demands of the Big South Conference.”
The Big South Tournament is slated to last from November 4-11 with the higher seeds hosting.