For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
St. Mary's City, Md. – Fourth-year head coach Peter Krech '09 issued on Friday the 2017 St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer schedule. This year's slate includes nine opportunities for Seahawk fans to come cheer on St. Mary's at Seahawk Stadium.
Seventeen regular-season matches makeup the 2017 schedule, including battles against three participants from the 2016 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship Tournament – Rowan University, Lynchburg College, and Christopher Newport University. Additionally, Rowan, Lynchburg, and CNU received votes in the final postseason rankings released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Krech and his squad will be the first Seahawks to play at Seahawk Stadium in 2017-18 with home contests against Randolph-Macon College (Sept. 1) and Averett College (Sept. 3) before taking on Rowan University in a neutral site game in Fredericksburg, Va., on September 9. St. Mary's will then be home for the next two games, hosting Stevenson University (Sept. 10) and Bridgewater (Va.) College (Sept. 13).
Three of the last five games left to play in September will be on the road while for the other two matches, the Seahawks will welcome Lynchburg (Sept. 19) and Penn State Harrisburg (Sept. 23), the first Capital Athletic Conference game of the season, to campus.
After opening up October at home against Salisbury University (Oct. 4), St. Mary's will fight through a four-match road trip, hitting up four conference foes in Marymount (Va.) University (Oct. 6), Christopher Newport (Oct. 11), Southern Virginia University (Oct. 14) and University of Mary Washington (Oct. 18).
The final two games of the season will be played at home as the Seahawks square off against Wesley College on Senior Day (Oct. 21) before being pitted against York College of Pennsylvania in the regular-season finale on October 25.
The 2017 CAC Women's Soccer Championship Tournament begins October 28 with first round action followed by the semifinals on October 31 and the championship game on November 4.
St. Mary's finished the 2016 season with a 10-6-2 (6-2-1 CAC) record, registering 10 wins for the second straight season and the fourth time in program history. The Seahawks advanced to the semifinals of the CAC Tournament for the second straight season under Krech.
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