BALTIMORE – The 2017 UMBC women's soccer schedule has been announced by head coach Leslie Wray, featuring matchups against two local rivals and three NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago. All home games will be played at Retriever Soccer Park, with weekday games kicking off at 7 p.m. Season tickets for all home games are now available for purchase through the UMBC Athletics website.
The season will begin on Friday, August 18 as the Retrievers welcome the Towson Tigers to their home turf for the first time since the 2011 season. UMBC will travel to Mount St. Mary's on August 20 before returning home to face UNCW on Friday, August 25. The Retrievers round out August with a trip to Robert Morris on August 27 and close out the month by hosting crosstown rivals Loyola in a Thursday night game on August 31.
September begins on the road for UMBC, as the Retrievers travel to Virginia to take on Big South champions Liberty on September 7. The Retrievers open a four-game homestand on September 10 as Longwood comes to UMBC Stadium for a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
UMBC will welcome Northeast Conference champion St. Francis (Pa.) (Sept. 14) and host Lehigh (Sept. 18) for the first time since 2002, before closing out the homestand by opening America East conference play with two-time defending champion Albany on Sunday, September 24 at 1 p.m.
The Retrievers continue conference play in the month of October with a pair of road matches, as the team plays at Maine (Oct.1) and Binghamton (Oct. 5). UMBC returns home to face Hartford on October 8 before hitting the road for matchups against UMass Lowell (Oct. 12) and Stony Brook (Oct. 15).
The final games of the season will be played at UMBC Stadium, with the Retrievers welcoming Vermont on Thursday, October 19 and finishing out the year on Sunday, October 22 with a 1 p.m. match against New Hampshire.
The America East Championships will be held this year on October 26 and October 29, with the championship game being played on November 4.
2017 UMBC Women's Soccer Schedule
Fri. 18 Towson
Sun. 20 at Mount St. Mary's
Fri. 25 UNCW
Sun. 27 at Robert Morris
Thur. 31 Loyola
Thur. 7 at Liberty
Sun. 10 Longwood
Thur. 14 St. Francis (Pa.)
Mon. 18 Lehigh
Sun. 24 Albany*
Sun. 1 at Maine*
Thur. 5 at Binghamton*
Sun. 8 Hartford*
Thur. 12 at UMass Lowell*
Sun. 15 at Stony Brook*
Thur. 19 Vermont*
Sun. 22 New Hampshire*
All home games in Bold
* - America East Conference game