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Davidson Women’s Soccer Fall Schedule Set

by | Jun 4, 2019 | Sports

Davidson’s Michele Manceaux celebrates with Cameron France after the duo teamed up to score against Dayton. France drew the goalie out of position and then passed the ball to Manceaux, who had a direct shot on goal. Wildcats Natalie Connell (5) and Seeley Yoo (18) rush to join the celebration.

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s 2019 schedule for women’s soccer has been set, as announced today by head coach Adam Denton, and is highlighted by 10 regular season home games at Alumni Stadium. The Wildcats will face seven teams that are ranked in the top-150 RPI, with three of those team in the top-75.

In addition, the program will be celebrating 30 years of women’s soccer at the school with more details to follow later this summer.

“We have another challenging schedule this year and the group is very excited about the opportunity ahead”, said Denton who is entering his third year as head coach at Davidson. “In our non-conference schedule, we compete against teams from the Big South, Southern and Sunbelt Conferences, which all give our group different challenges that will help in our preparation for the A-10 Conference games. We are also excited to be celebrating 30 years of women’s soccer here at Davidson and have some events in the works for families along with past players to help us celebrate.”

Davidson’s lone exhibition game will be played at USC-Upstate, Aug. 12 at 4 p.m.

The season officially begins the following week with the Wildcats’ home opener against Gardner-Webb Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. Last year, the ‘Cats scored a 2-0 shutout win on the road vs. the Bulldogs to improve to 8-0 in the all-time series. Rounding out the weekend is a 1 p.m. road game Sunday at Winthrop.

All of Davidson’s games this year will be on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. Admission to all of the home games are free of charge.

Following its game at Winthrop, Davidson has another split weekend of a home and an away game, starting with a Thursday night match at Alumni Stadium against Georgia State. A Sunday road game at 2 p.m. against Mercer closes out the weekend.

Back-to-back home games and then two away games are set for the next two weeks. Starting the homestand is a Sept. 5 contest vs. Western Carolina and then the ‘Cats host Georgia Southern that Sunday, Sept. 8, for Senior Day.

“Senior night is always an emotional and special night for everyone involved with the program,” said Denton. “As always, it will be a fantastic event at Alumni Stadium when we honor our seniors and we will have some other events for the families over the rest of the weekend.”

The two road games will have Davidson playing at 2018 NCAA qualifier UNCG, Sept. 12, and then at UNC Asheville on Sunday the 15th. The Wildcats and Bulldogs have not faced each other since the 2011 campaign.  

Davidson begins a season-long four-game home stretch with its final non-conference game against VMI, Sept. 19. Following that game, Atlantic 10 play starts up against Saint Joseph’s three days later. Duquesne (Sept. 26) and St. Bonaventure (Sept. 29) will also visit Alumni Stadium during the homestand.

“A-10 games are always a physical battle,” said Denton. “We start with three home conference games before heading out for some extensive travel for our away competition this season. This will add to the challenge for our group, but they will be ready and very excited for the competition that our conference brings.”

Four of the next five games for the Wildcats will be on the road to start the month of October. They will face Rhode Island, Dayton, UMass and La Salle during the stretch. The lone home game will be against George Mason, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m.

The final home game of the season will take place, Oct. 24, vs. VCU before the regular season ends at Fordham that Sunday, Oct. 27.

The A-10 Championship quarterfinals will once again be played at campus sites, with the top four seeds hosting, Nov. 2-3. The tournament semifinals and championship game will be played at Saint Louis this year, Nov. 8-10.

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