Emmitsburg, Md. (June 12, 2018) – The Mount St. Mary's University women's soccer team has announced its schedule for the 2018 season as the Mountaineers enter their first season under new Head Coach Tori Krause. The Mount's 16-game slate begins on August 16, and features seven home games at Waldron Family Stadium.
The Mount will play an exhibition game at home against Towson on August 10 before heading to American for the regular season opener on August 16. A pair of road games at Old Dominion (Aug. 19) and Penn (Aug. 24) will follow the season opener, as the Mount is set for its first-ever matches against both opponents.
On August 31, Mount St. Mary's hosts Howard in the first home match of the season, with game time from Waldron Family Stadium set for 4 p.m. The Mountaineers and Bison will meet for the 16th time in series history with the Mount holding an 8-4-3 advantage after a 4-1 victory last season.
Following two more road games at Radford (Sept. 2) and UMBC (Sept. 7) to open the month of September, Mount St. Mary's returns to Emmitsburg for a three-game home stand, beginning with a match against Loyola on September 9. In the contest between the two teams last year, the Mount defeated the Greyhounds by a 3-1 margin in Baltimore for the team's first victory in the series.
The Mountaineers close out non-conference play vs. Delaware State (Sept. 16), who they own a 5-3-1 advantage against all-time.
Mount St. Mary's begins its eight-game Northeast Conference (NEC) slate against last season's NEC runner-up, Fairleigh Dickinson, on September 23 in Emmitsburg. Following the NEC opener are games at LIU Brooklyn (Sept. 28) and at home vs. Robert Morris (Oct. 5), before the Mount heads to Loretto, Pennsylvania to take on reigning NEC Champion Saint Francis U on October 7.
Mount St. Mary's then hosts Sacred Heart on October 14 and heads to Central Connecticut for a matchup on October 19. The Mount defeated Central Connecticut 1-0 last season for one of the team's two league victories.
The Mountaineers close out the regular season with games against the two teams they've had the most success against in conference play, as a tilt at Wagner (Oct. 21) precedes the regular season finale at home vs. Bryant (Oct. 26). The Mount owns a combined 17-15-1 record all-time against the pair of opponents.