Wildcats Unveil Challenging 2019 Men’s Soccer Schedule
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Highlighted by seven contests against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, Davidson has unveiled its 2019 men’s soccer schedule, as announced by first-year head coach Mike Babst Monday.
Following a three-game exhibition slate, which will include Elon (Aug. 19), at Charlotte (Aug. 23) and at Wofford (Aug. 25), the Wildcats will open the season against Wake Tech on Aug. 30 at Alumni Stadium.
September will include just two home tilts as Davidson kicks off the month with a season-long four-game road swing, each against 2018 NCAA Tournament participants. The challenging stretch will begin with a trip to the West Coast to battle Oregon State (Sept. 6) and Portland (Sept. 8).
A week later, the ‘Cats will head to Greenville, S.C., to battle former Southern Conference rival Furman (Sept. 14), before concluding the challenging stretch three nights later at North Carolina.
Coming off a runner-up finish in the Atlantic 10, its best since joining the league in 2014, Davidson welcomes Saint Louis to 1992 Team Field on Sept. 21 to start the eight-game conference slate.
For the 30th straight season (two games canceled due to weather) the Wildcats are scheduled to play in-state foe Wake Forest as last year’s top-ranked Demon Deacons visit Davidson on Sept. 24 for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
After wrapping up their longest homestand of the season with an Oct. 1 contest against UNCG, the Wildcats will play seven of their next eight against league competition before concluding the regular season at home versus College of Charleston (Nov. 5).
In addition to the Billikens, Davidson’s conference slate includes home dates with UMass (Oct. 9), St. Bonaventure (Oct. 23) and Duquesne (Nov. 2), while traveling to VCU (Oct. 5), George Mason (Oct. 12), George Washington (Oct. 19) and Rhode Island (Oct. 26).
This season’s Atlantic 10 Tournament will be played on campus sites Nov. 9, with the semifinals and finals moving to Fordham the following weekend.