Men's Soccer Releases 2012 Schedule
CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team and head coach Bret Boulware have announced the men’s soccer schedule for the 2012 season, a 19-match campaign that features a Division I-era record nine home contests at Martin Stadium.
“The 2012 schedule will provide us with a well-rounded group of matches and we’re looking forward to our trip out West to Colorado.” said Boulware. “Martin Stadium will also see a lot of competitive contests with some of the top teams in the region and we’re excited to compete for a championship in the Big South Conference.”
The Blue Hose first travel to Wofford for a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday, August 15, before beginning the season with a three-match homestand.
PC begins the 2012 campaign at home on Friday, August 24 against Furman. The Blue Hose scored a goal against the nationally-ranked Paladins last year before falling early in the season. PC then welcomes the newest Big South Conference member Longwood in an early league matchup on Tuesday, August 28.
The home stretch comes to an end when East Tennessee State comes to Laurens County on Friday, August 31. The contest will serve as a rematch of the 2011 season opener.
PC hits the road for the next four matches, beginning with a short trip to USC Upstate on Monday, September 3, followed by a matchup against Mercer on Saturday, September 8.
The Blue Hose then fly to Colorado for a pair of contests in the Centennial State. PC takes on Denver on Friday, September 14 before playing Air Force on Sunday, September 16.
Two home dates await the Blue Hose next, first against Davidson on Friday, September 21 followed by a match against Georgia Southern on Wednesday, September 26. PC and Davidson did not play each other in 2011 and this meeting marks the first since 2010.
The bulk of the Big South Conference schedule begins on Saturday, September 29, with a road contest against Coastal Carolina. Five days later, the Blue Hose host UNC Asheville on Wednesday, October 3.
PC next travels to Radford on Saturday, October 6, and will look to replicate last season’s result, a 2-1 victory over the Highlanders. The Blue Hose return for a pair of home contests against Winthrop on Tuesday, October 9, and Liberty on Friday, October 12.
The squad plays its final non-conference game on Tuesday, October 16, with a trip to Duke. PC then battles Campbell on Saturday, October 20. The Camels will have revenge on their minds after the Blue Hose took a 3-2 overtime win in 2011 at Martin Stadium.
PC plays its final home match of the season with a Saturday night contest against High Point on October 27. The regular season ends with trips to Gardner-Webb on Wednesday, October 31, and VMI on Saturday, November 3.
The Big South Conference tournament begins at campus sites on Tuesday, November 6 and runs through Sunday, November 11 at a site to be announced.