Emmitsburg, Md. (June 14, 2017) -- The Mount St. Mary's University women's soccer team, led by second-year Head Coach Joe Nemzer, announced its schedule for the 2017 campaign on Thursday. The Mount's 18-game slate includes eight home matches at Waldron Family Stadium.
"Our 2017 schedule absolutely provides a blend of very talented and well coached programs in and out of our region. I believe this competitive non-conference slate will provide our team with many opportunities to grow and learn, while helping prepare our women for NEC play. We are looking forward to competing," said Nemzer.
The Mount opens the campaign on August 18 with a trip to Baltimore to face Loyola, before returning to Emmitsburg for the team's home opener vs. UMBC on August 18.
Following the home opener, the Mount hits the road for a four-game stretch to take on Howard (Aug. 25), Hampton (Aug. 27), Rutgers (Aug. 31) and Temple (Sept. 3). The Mountaineers topped both Hampton and Temple last season, earning a 7-0 victory over the Pirates for the squad's largest win of the year, and a 2-0 victory over the Owls.
After the four-game road swing, the Mount returns to Emmitsburg for a pair of home matches against Radford (Sept. 8) and VMI (Sept. 10). The Mountaineers defeated VMI by a 2-1 margin last season to stay perfect against the Keydets in the all-time series.
On September 16, the Mount heads up to Central Michigan as Nemzer returns to the university where he served as an assistant coach for three years. The Mount follows by closing out its non-conference slate with a home match against Delaware State on September 14.
The following week, Mount St. Mary's opens Northeast Conference play against LIU Brooklyn on September 29 in Emmitsburg to begin its eight-game league slate. Notable conference matchups at home include a tilt vs. last year's NEC runner-up Central Connecticut on October 1, Senior Night against Wagner on October 13, and a match against reigning NEC Champion Saint Francis U on October 27.