Clinton, S.C. - Presbyterian College and head women’s soccer coach Brian Purcell announced the 2018 schedule on Tuesday. The season will consist of two exhibition matches and a 16-game regular season that consists of eight home matches and eight road games.
“We are excited with the balance of our 2018 schedule,” said Coach Purcell. “Our season will have a nice blend of familiar in-state rivals to go along with the traditional Big South opponents and newest additions of Hampton and USC Upstate. We expect to be challenged early and well prepared for the Big South portion of our season.”
The Blue Hose will start the year with two exhibition matches at home. On August 12, PC will host Georgia State at 2 p.m. Then, PC will have its annual Blue/White game on August 17 at 7 p.m.
The regular season will begin with a three-game home stand featuring non-conference games against Furman, on August 23, against The Citadel, on August 26, and against Alabama State, on August 31. All three matches will begin at 7 p.m.
PC then finishes the non-conference portion of its schedule with three road games. The Blue Hose will travel to Mercer on September 2, to SC State on September 5, and finally to Wofford on September 9. Games against the Bears and Bulldogs will begin at 7 p.m., while the Terriers will kickoff at 2 p.m.
Big South play will begin with yet another three-game stretch of home games. Winthrop comes to Clinton on September 15, Charleston Southern visits on September 19, and UNC Asheville will be in town on September 26. All three matches will begin at 7 p.m.
PC will then travel to Longwood on September 29 for a 2 p.m. game. On October 3, the Blue Hose will play at High Point in a 4 p.m. game. One of the Big South’s newest members, Hampton University, will visit Martin Stadium on October 6 for a 2 p.m. game. The team will then have back-to-back road games at Gardner-Webb, on October 10, and Campbell, on October 13. The Runnin' Bulldogs will host at 7 p.m. while the Camels kickoff at 3 p.m. PC’s final home game of the regular season will be against Radford on October 17 at 7 p.m. The regular season will then end with a road game at USC-Upstate on October 20 at 7 p.m.
The Big South Conference Tournament will begin on October 26 with the higher seeds hosting. The semifinals and finals will be played at Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C.